Police: Woman fatally stabbed while running was likely random target

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WASHINGTON — Police say an avid runner who was killed in a residential neighborhood in the nation’s capital after recently getting engaged was likely a random target.

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the stabbing of 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez was likely random, but an investigation is ongoing.

Police say the Georgetown alumnae was stabbed multiple times Tuesday night and managed to stumble into a nearby restaurant for help.

Newsham says bystanders called 911 and Martinez was taken to a hospital where she died of her injuries.

FiscalNote, Inc. tweeted Wednesday that Martinez was the technology company’s chief of staff.

Martinez’s family released a statement Wednesday asking for privacy to mourn Martinez, who had gotten engaged last week.

Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a suspect.

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