Woman stabbed to death on evening jog one week after engagement


Martinez, 35, was out for a run in the 1400 block of 11th Street Northwest when she was stabbed multiple times around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18.

Martinez's assailant is still on the run.

During the run, she was stabbed several times in the neck but was able to make her way into a nearby Chinese food restaurant, police said. "You'd think running on lit streets, you would be safe, but that's mind-boggling", one woman said. As Martinez approached the intersection, people across the street were outside on a restaurant patio, enjoying dinner.

Ms Martinez had just got engaged to her partner Daniel Hincapie a week before the attack. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy's family and friends", the statement said.

23-year-old northwest Washington D.C. resident Anthony Crawford is the person who has been arrested and charged with the murder of Wendy Martinez. She showed off her stunning emerald and diamond engagement ring in a photo shared by her family. Police say Martinez did not previously know her attacker and believe it was a random, unprovoked attack.

Chief Newsham said police are searching for a black male wearing a mustard-coloured shirt, dark sweat trousers rolled up to his ankle and white sandals with white socks.

The security surveillance video also showed a possible suspect running from the scene. She staggered into a nearby takeout restaurant, where patrons tried in vain to save her life.

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The Metropolitan Police Department offers $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone responsible for a homicide in D.C. Police released an image of the suspect Wednesday.

Kristina Moore, center, and other friends of Wendy Karina Martinez speak about her on September 20, 2018, near where she was murdered in what police described as a "random" attack. "Everything you hope that a daughter and a friend could be", her family said on September 19, NBC Washington reported. They were engaged just last week'.

She was a 2012 graduate of Georgetown University, where she majored in Latin American studies.

Martinez was the chief of staff at FiscalNote, a tech company that tracks and analyzes legislation.

Martinez's employer addressed news of her violent death in a tweet sent out on Wednesday.

The company released a statement following her senseless murder that read: "The entire FiscalNote family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Wendy Martinez, our Chief of Staff, was killed last night".

Family and friends remembered Wendy Martinez at a vigil held Thursday night in Logan Circle.