2/16/2021 8:23:00 AM 16-Year-Old Charged With Murder, Robbery
Gastonia Police Dept.
Gastonia Police have arrested a suspect in the homicide of Francia Magally Martinez, a 41-year-old Gastonia woman who was found dead Thursday January 21st after officers were called to check on a vehicle that was down an embankment at 1019 West Tenth Avenue. They found Martinez body.
The arrested suspect is a 16-year-old Gastonia male and juvenile petitions have been obtained for First Degree Murder and Robbery in the case. Because he was classified as a juvenile, the identity of the suspect was not released.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call Detective C.D. Huffstetler at 704-842-5192.