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    Highland Tower death being investigated as Homicide


    At 3:44 am, Officers were dispatched to 2500 B Street (Highland Tower) for a "check-the-wellbeing" call.  Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male.  The homicide unit is investigating and we will continue to release more information as it becomes available.

    UPDATE 1/21/2021: The victim in this homicide was identified as MARTINEZ, Jose C (2/2/1962). The investigation remains ongoing. 

    The investigation is on going.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or at www.p3tips.com  Tips leading to the arrest of a homicide suspect are eligible for an enhanced reward of $25,000.

    UPDATE 1/22/2021: The Homicide Unit has identified the victim of Wednesday morning's homicide at Highland Tower as Jose C. MARTINEZ (DOB 2/02/1962) (picture below)

    The Homicide Unit is also attempting to locate Francisco SANTIAGO (DOB 5/05/1967) as it relates to this investigation.  Officers seek to locate SANTIAGO to ensure his safety.  SANTIAGO is missing his left eye and has an artificial right leg. (Picture below)


    If you have information regarding this investigation or the whereabouts of SANTIAGO please call the Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656.


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