A woman jogger was stabbed to death in Washington DC Tuesday night around 8 pm near Logan Circle.
Witnesses carried the victim into a restaurant where they attempted to administer first aid.
The decedent has been identified as 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez of Northwest DC:
Help us identify the person responsible for the murder of Wendy Martinez. She was stabbed to death last night in the 1400 block of 11th St, NW.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 19, 2018
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This would be at least the 109th homicide in Washington DC so far in 2018, a 35% increase over 2017.
Her family said in a statement that Martinez had gotten engaged a week earlier:
"Wendy Karina Martinez was the light of our lives. Not only was she an avid runner, but she was a devout Christian, a wonderful friend, and a driven professional. Everything you hope that a daughter and a friend could be," her family said Wednesday. "She was also excited to be planning her upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Daniel Hincapie. They were engaged just last week.""Simply put, Wendy was fearfully and wonderfully made! Now we know she has found the one whom her soul loved. (Song of Solomon 3:4)," the statement said.
We write to share the very sad news of the tragic death of Wendy Karina Martinez (CLAS'2012), who was attacked last night in Logan Circle. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and her family and friends at this terribly difficult time https://t.co/hHDU4AdbYB pic.twitter.com/fic8Ispla8— Georgetown CLAS (@GeorgetownCLAS) September 19, 2018