Police: Rideshare not connected to Yadhira Romero Martinez homicide
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - According to Minneapolis police, there is no evidence linking the homicide of a young woman in south Minneapolis to a rideshare service.
Yadhira Romero Martinez was found dead Friday following a welfare check at a home in the 3000 block of 18th Avenue South. Following her death, family members said Martinez was last seen getting into a vehicle from a rideshare app, like Uber or Lyft. However, Minneapolis Police Spokesman John Elder says there is "no evidence" a rideshare program played a role in Martinez's case.
Over the weekend, a 23-year-old man was arrested in Ohio in connection to the case. He is charged with second-degree murder without premeditation. He is in custody in Ohio.
Monday night, a group in Mankato will be holding a vigil in memory of Martinez. Hundreds gathered on Saturday in Minneapolis in her honor.