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CAPTURED: Enrique Martinez for murder

Jan 22, 2024
Media Contact : Carrie Horstman, Administrator

CAPTURED: ENRIQUE MARTINEZ, 4:30 P.M., JANUARY 23, 2024

ORIGINAL POST:
WARRANT ISSUED FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN HOMICIDE

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant for the arrest for 26 year old Enrique Martinez, DOB 3/31/1997, who lived in a homeless camp at 2nd Eloise Terrace in Winter Haven, for first degree murder, possession of a firearm and ammo by a convicted felon, and tampering with evidence.

Martinez murdered 33-year-old Edil Rodriguez, Jr., in the camp on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, around 9:30 p.m.

Martinez is also a suspect in the death of 20-year-old Sierra Hernandez, who was reported missing to PCSO by her mother on January 14, 2024, but is believed to have been killed days prior. The cash reward for information leading to his arrest has been increased from $5,000 to $10,000.

Martinez is 5'6" tall, 146 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. He has a tattoo on his left wrist that says "W7" and one on the left side of his neck that says "Natalia." His nickname is KiKi.

Martinez has a very lengthy and violent criminal history dating back to 2011, with 13 felonies and 15 misdemeanors. He spent 5 years in state prison for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and battery domestic violence - he was released in November 2022. He was most recently arrested for battery domestic violence and resisting arrest in April 2023, and was released on bond.

If you have information on his whereabouts please call PCSO immediately by dialing 911.

If you wish to remain anonymous and receive a $10,000 CASH REWARD, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers in one of four ways:

**CALL 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
**DIAL **TIPS from your cell phone
**VISIT website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com
**DOWNLOAD the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.

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