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Police Make Arrest After Newly Engaged Woman Stabbed to Death While Jogging in D.C.


Anthony Crawford

Police have announced that they have made an arrest after a 35-year-old woman out jogging Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. was brutally stabbed at “random.”

Anthony Crawford, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder, locals news outlets report.

Chilling videos circulating online show Wendy Karina Martinez‘s last moments alive. One of the videos showed her jogging along in Logan Circle.

Another video, although blurred, showed her stumbling into a Chinese restaurant. Martinez was taken to a hospital, but she could not be saved.

Police said Martinez was stabbed in the neck multiple times and that the attack appears random.

“It is more likely a random act than anything else, but we’re going to look at all possibilities,” D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

According to ABC 7, Martinez was chief of staff at a company called FiscalNote. The company called her an “invaluable member of our team and a vibrant member of the community.”

Martinez had just gotten engaged one week ago to Daniel Hincapie.

Martinez’s family members said they are “deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy.”

“Wendy Karina Martinez was the light of our lives,” they said. “Not only was she an avid runner, but she was a devout Christian, a wonderful friend, and a driven professional. Everything you hope that a daughter and a friend could be.”

Police had initially identified the suspect as wearing a mustard-yellow shirt and flip flops.

[Image via CBS screengrab]

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Matt Naham is the Senior A.M. Editor of Law&Crime.