DPD seeks public’s help in identifying 'persons of interest' in homicide

DPD seeks public’s help in identifying 'persons of interest' in homicide

Credit: Dallas Police Department

Dallas police are hoping the public can help identify these two men seen near the location where a 24-year-old man's burned body was found.

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by MADELINE SCHMITT

WFAA

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 3:55 PM

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DALLAS –– Police are asking the public to help identify two persons of interest who were caught on surveillance footage at a south Dallas convenience store shortly after a 24-year-old man's charred body was found nearby. 

The two men, both black males, may have important information in the investigation of the murder of Dolores Gomez-Martinez, said Dallas Police Department spokeswoman Sherryl Scott. They were seen inside the store while his stolen truck was parked outside, she said.

At 11:50 p.m. on July 2, the Dallas Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the 2600 block of E. Illinois Avenue. Upon arrival, fire officials found the burned body of Gomez-Martinez, 24, in a creek bed and called police.

Scott said an initial investigation found that Gomez-Martinez’s white pickup truck was stolen the night he was killed. After collecting video surveillance from a convenience store a few miles from where his body was found, police identified the stolen truck in the parking lot and captured still photos of the driver and passenger inside the store.

Scott said the truck was found days later. It was burned and left a "substantial distance" from the scene of the murder. Police say the truck was never reported stolen. Scott would not elaborate on where the truck was found. 

Currently, police are asking anyone with information about the two persons of interest to call detectives at 214-671-3642, or Crimestoppers at 214-373-8477. Crimestoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

Below is the surveillance footage of the two: 

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