Young Woman Found Dead; Foul Play Suspected

February 2, 2007

Los Angeles: Homicide detectives suspect foul play in the death of 25-year-old woman, whose body was found in a locked bedroom at a rented home in Pacoima.

Janet Martinez’s parents reported her missing after she failed to pick up her two children at the babysitter’s, where they had been left two days earlier.  Around 4:30 PM, yesterday, February 1, 2007, the parents checked Martinez’s rented home in the 10500 block of Telfair Avenue and found her lifeless body inside.

Detectives immediately suspected foul play and the investigation has focused on identifying anyone who had contact with Martinez over the last 48 hours of her life.

The coroner’s office will determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Foothill Area Homicide Unit at 818-834-3115.  On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).