Reward increased for information on the homicide of Fort Bragg paratrooper

Elizabeth Howe
July 01, 2020 - 8:01 am
Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez

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The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command has increased the reward to $25,000 for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for the homicide of Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez. 

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The partial remains of Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21, were found near the Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina on May 29, according to an Army Criminal Investigation Command press release. His remains washed up on Shackleford Banks Island in a spot where other bodies have also been washed ashore in the past.

Roman-Martinez’s identity was confirmed through his dental records.

A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, Roman-Martinez was last seen near a campsite near Mile Marker 46 on May 22. He was reported missing by friends the next evening. 

He was last seen wearing blue shorts and no shirt, the release read. Roman-Martinez’s wallet and phone were located at the campsite.

"Persons wishing to remain anonymous will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable," the most recent CID release reads. 

Army CID has been garnering a brighter than usual media spotlight in recent weeks over its investigation into missing Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen. 

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Guillen went missing on April 22. Just last week, officials determined that foul play was likely a factor in her disappearance. Late Tuesday night, a set of remains were found in an area near the Leon River where search parties looked for Guillen last week. 

At this time, those remains have not been identified as Guillen's. 

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