Remains Of Alicia Martinez Found Oct. 24; Man Charged In Case
11:17 AM, Dec 11, 2010
A 16-year-old Denver girl was shot twice in the head and her body dismembered, according to an autopsy report released Friday.The remains of Alicia Martinez were found by police on Oct. 24 in the home of 26-year-old Edward Timothy Romero. Witnesses said they last saw Martinez at a party hosted by Romero two nights before.Romero has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.The autopsy report released Friday contains gruesome details about how the girl's body was dismembered.The pathologist found that Martinez died from gunshot wounds and her body was cut apart after she was dead.Martinez was a sophomore at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, a charter school in Denver.Family and friends had posted pictures of Alicia Martinez in the neighborhood, saying she was last seen at 42nd Avenue and Clay Street on Oct 22.Neighbors told 7NEWS there was apparently some kind of party or get-together in the garage of Romero's house at 4148 Decatur St. that night. Some neighbors heard at least two gunshots.Police, executing a search warrant, found the remains of Martinez' body in a blue plastic tub and four black plastic garbage bags in the basement of the Decatur Street home.Police also recovered a section of a bloody couch that contained two bullet holes.Records show that Romero pleaded guilty to menacing with a weapon in Lakewood 2002. He's being held at the Denver jail without bond.