A newly-engaged woman was stabbed multiple times and ended up dying from her injuries after wandering into a Chinese restaurant trying to save herself.
Wendy Karina Martinez, from Washington D.C., left her home Tuesday night to go jogging, but, during the run, she was violently attacked by a stranger.
The Washington D.C. Police Department is currently on the lookout for the murderer and has shared his photograph through their Twitter page.
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STILL HAD THE STRENGTH TO FIND HELP
According to Chief of Police Peter Newsham, the 35-year-old stumbled into the restaurant in order to get help. Shocked customers rushed to her aid while the emergency services were called.
Martinez was transported to the nearest hospital but, unfortunately, her wounds were much too severe and she was later pronounced dead.
WHAT LED TO THE ATTACK
During a press conference held on Wednesday, Chief Newsham revealed that the origin of the attack is still unknown, but that he believed it to be a 'singular incident.'
The Chief of Police claimed that these 'types of unsettling incidents' sometimes happen in large cities, but promised that they would get to the bottom of the issue.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
An investigation has been opened and now the primary objective is to identify and capture the suspect, who was caught fleeing the scene by a surveillance camera.
In the footage, the man can be seen wearing a mustard-colored sweatshirt and the knife that he used to stab Martinez was recovered near the location of the attack.
Chief Newsham described Martinez, who worked as Chief of Staff of FisccalNote, a software and media company, as an 'avid runner' and that she would usually jog around the city every evening.
This crime is very similar to the one committed by Cristhian Bahena Rivera, who was accused of pursuing and killing Mollie Tibbetts while she was jogging.