NYC woman's Internet research helps find suspect in dad's murder - FOX 35 News Orlando

NYC woman's Internet research helps find suspect in dad's murder

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The daughter of a restaurant owner murdered in 1986 never gave up on finding her dad's killer. After her own Internet searches and help from detectives, police have finally captured a suspect.

Joselyn Martinez's father, Jose Martinez, was shot and killed outside his restaurant on Dyckman Street in Inwood after he rushed to his wife's aid.

Joselyn said she could never forget her father, who died when she was 9. She said that out of frustration she started doing internet searches and found out some information about the alleged killer, which she turned over to the 34th precinct detectives, who had been staying in touch with her over the years. They gave it to the cold case squad.

Now Justo Santos of Miami is finally in custody.

The NYPD said detectives are getting the legal papers done so they can go to Miami and pick up Santos.

If the case goes to trial, Joselyn said she is planning to face him in court.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
  • Man struck and killed by NYC subway train

    Man struck and killed by NYC subway train

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:19:38 GMT
    A man in his 60s was killed by an oncoming train in midtown Manhattan after jumping on the tracks to grab his personal belongings that fell.
    A man in his 60s was killed by an oncoming train in midtown Manhattan after jumping on the tracks to grab his personal belongings that fell.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices