WASHINGTON D.C. – Police reported Thursday that a suspect was arrested in the stabbing death of a female jogger.
The victim, 35-year old Wendy K. Martinez., was jogging Tuesday evening in a very safe neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
She was attacked just before 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of 11th Street NW. After she was stabbed, she made her way into a Chinese American restaurant. and further staggered into a nearby takeout restaurant. The restaurant owner, as well as the customers tried to save her life, but it was in vain. Martinez was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Anthony Crawford, 23, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder while armed as police reports. Crawford has a criminal history. Even though the outside surveillance revealed him as the real suspect, Crawford doesn’t want to cooperate with the police.
Detectives reported that the attack was incidental. Martinez did not know Crawford. Police reported that the incident was not a robbery attempt. While the motive of the stabbing has not been determined, the family members mourn over the death and consider the act senseless. The police reported that it was a random and an “unprovoked” attack.