A 'gentle, kind soul': 19-year-old woman ID'd in south Minneapolis homicide
A 23-year-old male suspect was arrested in Ohio
April 26, 2021
Yadhira Romero Martínez moved from Mexico to Minnesota in September to work and send money back home to her family.
Relatives of the 19-year-old say she left her job at Bloomington's Walmart on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. in an Uber ride-share. By Friday afternoon, police had a home in south Minneapolis cordoned off with crime tape where her body was found after someone called 911 for a welfare check.
On Sunday evening, Minneapolis police announced 23-year-old Jose Daniel Cuenca-Zuniga was arrested in Ohio on an emergency arrest warrant after fleeing Minneapolis. Investigators worked with Ohio State Highway Patrol to quickly locate and arrest the suspect within eight hours of being identified by authorities on Friday night.