NY woman helps track suspect in dad's 1986 killing

  • AP, New York
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  • Updated: Jun 12, 2013 09:54 IST

An aspiring New York City actress has helped police track down a suspect in her father's 1986 slaying.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly on Tuesday applauded the efforts of Joselyn Martinez, whose online detective work helped investigators arrest Justo Santos.

Santos was arrested Friday in Miami in connection with the November 1986 killing of Jose Martinez in Manhattan. He had been named a suspect in the killing but had fled to the Dominican Republic.

Martinez says since 2008 she's been paying for online search programs to look up Santos' name. One of her searches turned up a phone number and Miami address. She handed her information over to police, and that led to Santos' arrest.

Santos is in custody and can't be reached for comment. It's unclear if he has an attorney.


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