Cops Release Sketch of Suspect in Queens DJ Murder

By Mathew Katz on July 18, 2013 7:19pm 

 Police are looking for this man in connection with the murder of Isaac Martinez, 26.
Police are looking for this man in connection with the murder of Isaac Martinez, 26.
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ASTORIA — Police released a sketch of a man they say stabbed a Woodside DJ during and altercation on Roosevelt Avenue on Saturday.

Cops said Isaac Martinez, 26, died early Saturday morning after being stabbed in the chest. The circumstances surrounding the killing weren't clear, but Martinez was reportedly stabbed by a livery cab driver, according to several news outlets.

Cops identified the suspect as male, between 5'3" and 5'8", weighing between 120 and 170 pounds, with dark hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Family described Martinez, originally from Mexico, as a music-lover who enjoyed exercise.

"He was a really great brother, a great father, a great son," said his sister, Eunice Martinez, 18, as she stood with her mother, Marta Celio, outside the Astoria apartment where her brother lived with the family, his girlfriend, and his almost 5-year-old son.

"We're in shock still," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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