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City of Colorado Springs / Police / Cold Cases & Most Wanted / Cold Cases / 2010s / 2011 - Martinez



Victim: Martinez
Victim: Martinez

File number:  11-29192

The Victim:  John Carlos Martinez, 47 years old

The Crime:  On September 14, 2011, police responded to an assault which the victim said had occurred around 11:00 PM the previous night at Dorchester Park on S. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs. Victim, who was homeless and frequented the area of the park, reported he had been sleeping on playground equipment there when he was awakened and beaten about the face by two men he did not know.  Victim survived the initial assault and did not seek medical treatment until the next day, however he died as a result of his injuries 8 days later. 


The Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide Cold Case Unit is currently responsible for approximately 90 unsolved homicide cases dating back to 1949. CSPD considers a case to be cold if it remains unsolved for more than one year.


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