- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Newly released autopsy reports offer gruesome details of the slayings of six people in a home on Chicago’s South Side in February, including that victims suffered multiple stab wounds.

The household where four adults and two children, ages 13 and 10, were found slain in early February seemed to have been tranquil before a violent rampage, according to investigators for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Chicago Sun-Times reported (https://bit.ly/20eoJ1o ).

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Friday the department is interviewing family members and associates but has not yet publicly identified any persons of interest or suspects. “Detectives are being very methodical in their investigation,” Guglielmi said in an email.

Autopsy records showed one victim, Rosaura Martinez, 58, was stabbed five times in the abdomen, had a cut across her face and arteries in her neck were slashed. Martinez was wearing pajamas and her hands were badly cut and her left wrist dislocated, the report said.

Alexis Cruz, 10, was found stabbed repeatedly and left on an area rug not far from a book bag filled with drawings. He suffered three wounds to his heart and wounds to his lung and liver. The body of Noe Martinez Jr., 32, was marked with knife wounds and he was found battered on his head.

Autopsies for three victims are still pending, including Maria Herminia Martinez, 32, Leonardo Cruz, 13, and Noe Martinez Sr., 62.

Martinez Sr.’s body was found near the front door along with a cooler filled with tamales and a tray of coffee cups. Leonardo Cruz’s body was on the living floor with a textbook, ruler and pencil nearby. The newspaper reported both of them were beaten and stabbed.

Police have said Herminia Martinez was the only victim who was shot. She was found slumped on her knee with her head bowed over an end table, wearing slippers on her feet, the newspaper reported.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://chicago.suntimes.com/

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