Roxann Martinez, 31, was shot and killed at a Colorado intersection Feb. 25, days before she was supposed to appear as a murder trial witness, Fox 31 reported Wednesday.
Martinez was “endorsed as a prosecution witness” in the case of Kelsie Schelling, a 21-year-old woman who went missing on the way to visit her boyfriend in 2013, Pueblo County district attorney Jeff Chostner, told Fox 31.
The Denver Police Department is offering a $2,000 reward for help with clues in solving Martinez’s death. (RELATED: Elderly Woman Planning Her Son’s Funeral Killed After Shots Were Fired Into Residence)
#Denver, can you help investigators solve this homicide investigation? If you have any information, please call @CrimeStoppersCO at 720-913-7867 and you could earn a cash reward! pic.twitter.com/PrvCBrYET7
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) March 3, 2021
Investigators so far do not see a connection between Martinez’s death and the upcoming trial, according to Fox 31.
Martinez’s cousin does believe that her murder was connected to the Schelling case, according to KOAA.
We also spoke to Martinez’s cousin exclusively. He believes her murder does have to do with the #DontheLucas trial, even though Denver police have said they believe there’s no connection. It’s still an open case. @KOAA
— Colette Bordelon (@ColetteBordelon) March 4, 2021
Schelling was eight weeks pregnant at the time of her disappearance. While her body is yet to be discovered, Lucas was charged with her murder in 2017, according to Fox 31.