Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman who was attacked while jogging in Washington, D.C.
A source close to the investigation told NBC News that an arrest had been made in connection to the murder of Wendy Martinez, who died after being stabbed multiple times while jogging in the city’s Logan Circle area. The report did not name the suspect or provide any details about their identity of a motive.
On Twitter, ABC News also reported that a suspect had been in custody, based on a confirmation from a family spokesperson.
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As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities had been searching for a suspect captured on surveillance video near the scene of the stabbing. That person was a black male wearing a mustard-colored sweatshirt, and who walked with a distinctive gait. It is not known if he is the person who was arrested.
Martinez survived briefly after she was stabbed, and reportedly ran into a nearby restaurant for help before collapsing.
The 35-year-old woman was the chief of staff at the technology company FiscalNote, Inc., and reportedly became engaged only a week before her murder.
Authorities have said they believe the attack was random.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide an update when further information is available.