Enrique Martinez Wiki – Enrique Martinez Biography
Enrique Martinez was a missing Fort Bragg soldier who disappeared from a camping trip with fellow troops on Memorial Day weekend and whose partial remains washed ashore 10 days after he was reported missing was decapitated.
Roman-Martinez was a Chino, California, native who was described by family members as “a hippie.” It’s the reason family and friends wore tie-dye to his vigil in August, according to CNN affiliate WTVD-TV.
He was 21 years old.
Enrique Martinez Missing
The mystery of what happened to the young soldier is ongoing. According to Military Murder Podcast, Roman-Martinez was camping with seven other people when he “seemingly walked away from the group at midnight, never to return to his tent… The group of soldiers noticed he was missing early the next morning, and reported him missing 17 hours after Enrique had last been seen.”
The group had taken a ferry to Cape Lookout National Seashore to camp for the long weekend when Roman-Martinez disappeared, and where his head ultimately washed up 10 days later at Shackleford Banks, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command Reported.
Shackleford Banks is “one of the three components of the 56-mile long Cape Lookout National Seashore,” according to the website Outerbanks. The USACIC reported this is not the first time human remains have washed up on the barrier island due to the “prevailing tides.”
Enrique Roman-Martinez, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, was last seen May 22 at a campsite on South Core Banks, one of the islands that make up Cape Lookout National Seashore, US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) spokesperson Chris Grey told CNN.
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Special Agents with US Army CID are working closely with several federal and local agencies on this investigation and increased a reward from $15,000 to $25,000 for any information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person responsible for the death of Roman-Martinez.
Officials are also investigating the deaths of a soldier and a veteran whose bodies were found Wednesday afternoon in a Fort Bragg training area, according to CID. The deaths are being investigated by CID as homicides.
The soldiers were identified as Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II, 37, and Timothy Dumas, 44.
Lavigne, who’d been in the army for 19 years, was assigned to US Army Special Operations Command and was deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism, according to a CID spokesperson.
Dumas was an Army veteran who had served at Fort Bragg, the spokesperson said.