Body Found in 7th Street House Fire Declared Homicide

The Nueces County Medical Examiner has declared the death of 21-year old Michael Martinez a homicide. He said Martinez died of multiple sharp force injuries.

Martinez was found inside of a burning home two days ago as firefighters were responding to a house fire on 7th Street. They found the victim's body, but all along, police suspected the fire was intentionally set to cover up Martinez's death.

Authorities say that Martinez suffered minor burns, but nothing severe enough to kill him.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.


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