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Omaha Police identify suspected homicide victim from Highland Tower; searching for another man

Jose Martinez
Crime scene
Francisco Santiago
Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 20:01:27-05

Updated 1/22/2021

On Friday the Omaha Police Department said it identified the victim of a suspected homicide as Jose C. Martinez. Police said officers were called to Highland Tower at 2500 B Street at 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday to check on someone’s well-being and found a man who had died.

OPD is also looking for another man, Francisco Santiago, for his own safety in connection to the investigation. According to police Santiago is missing his left eye and has an artificial right leg.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or at Tips leading to the arrest of a homicide suspect are eligible for an enhanced reward of $25,000.

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