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Update: Woman arrested in connection to Highland Tower homicide is now suspect in second death

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 18:13:31-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - UPDATED 1/29/2021 2:45 p.m.

A woman has been charged in connection to a recent homicide in the city.

Omaha police said 37-year-old Autum Acacia-Cortes was charged with first degree murder, use of a weapon and tampering with evidence in connection to the death of Jose Martinez.

In a release, the Omaha police announced on Friday, Jan. 29 that Acacia-Cortes was also charged with first degree murder for the death of Francisco Santiago, 53.

The 48-year-old Martinez was found dead at Highland Tower at 2500 B Street earlier this week.

Acacia-Cortes was booked into Douglas County Corrections.

Police said they are also attempting to locate 53-year-old Francisco Santiago. Officers said they are trying to ensure his safety. He's missing his left eye and has an artificial right leg.

If you have any information on the case, call police at 402-444-5656.

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