Manhunt underway after jogger stabbed to death in 'random' attack, police say

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Wendy Karina Martinez, 35, was killed while running near Logan Circle just before 8pm, September 18th-when she was attacked by a knife-wielding stranger at the intersection of 11th and O streets-Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said.

She was in the process of planning her wedding to fiancé, Daniel Hincapie, a DC bank executive.

Martinez passed away shortly after.

Martinez's death comes just weeks after the killing of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts.

"You know I'm going to keep her alive by helping her achieve the dreams that she wanted to achieve", Hincapie said.

"I feel relieved, in peace", she said. She called her a vibrant, lovely young woman who was in the midst of the "most handsome moment of her life" before she was killed. She never imagined the next time she would see her wearing the gown would be at her funeral. She lived two blocks from here. "My heart has no room for hate", she explained, "I am asking my family to do the same".

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Cora added that he daughter was "at peace", as reported by the Daily Mail. "She was in the happiest moment".

Police say that video and tips from neighbors in the area led to the arrest.

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A suspect has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of a female jogger in Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening, Fox Newsreports.

It was then that Martinez was stabbed in what police believe was "more than likely" a random attack. Surveillance video shows her passing and glancing back at a man on the street. Those inside immediately tried to summon help, but her blood loss was too great.

An autopsy found that Martinez had been stabbed on the "left side" and "back" of her head, the 'right side of the face, ' 'the lower right neck, ' twice on the 'left side of the neck, ' and once in the 'back'.

'I forgive that man because I know it wasn't him.

Martinez's brother, Juan Carlos Martinez, said he and his family have been touched by the outpouring of support they have gotten from the community and civic leaders.

"Be courageous. My daughter fought up to the last breath", said Wendy's mother. "She was a warrior". She got up and she ran into this restaurant and asked for help.

Martinez was the chief of staff at FiscalNote, a tech company that tracks and analyzes legislation.

Martinez's family released the following statement.

Her family and friends said what happened isn't reflective of D.C. or the people here.

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