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Body found off I-85 near Durham identified

Posted June 28, 2015
Updated June 29, 2015

— Investigators identified the body discovered early Sunday off Interstate 85 near Redwood Road as Franklin Martinez, 26, the Durham County Sheriff's Office said.

Martinez was last seen alive at Sabor Latino Night Club in Durham. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds at about 6 a.m. on the side of the northbound entrance ramp to I-85 from Redwood Road.

Martinez had no wallet or identification, but was wearing a wristband often used for entry to nightclubs, authorities said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 919-560-0900.


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  • Donald Maynor Jun 29, 2015
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    Who are the two men laying in the background on the floor behind the guy in this picture? It has since been cropped to take them out of the picture.

  • Jewel Lee Jun 29, 2015
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    I hope that someone is caught for committing this crime. .. On another note ... http://www.wral.com/police-missing-durham-man-may-be-in-danger/9911317/... Here is another story out of Durham containing a picture of a man using the atm card of a latino student who was later found murdered and decomposed in the trunk of his own car.... The stories of robbed & murdered latino victims too often go unfollowed or untold.