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Case of the Month from Defrosting Cold Cases

Case of the Month: Brenda Martinez, who also used her maiden name Harvey, was only 23 years old when she disappeared on Dec. 22, 1988, in Flint, Michigan. She had just lost her own mother and the family was grieving.

According to the papers, Brenda said that she was going to use a pay phone at Fenton and West Atherton roads in Flint. She put on her coat and went outside. She never returned.

Her snow-covered, frozen body was found near Tobaggan Hill in Holloway Reservoir Regional Park on Jan. 5, 1989. The authorities still refuse to reveal the cause of death (crucial to the investigation) but have labelled her case a homicide. However, nobody has ever been charged for her murder.

Brenda left a six-year-old daughter, Stephanie. She separated from her first husband when Stephanie was still very small. He moved back to Texas and passed away. According to Steph, her mom never stopped loving him. To read the rest of the case summary go to this link.

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