Police: Rideshare not connected to Yadhira Romero Martinez homicide

Yadhira Romero Martinez is being remembered after her murder this week in Minneapolis. (Supplied)

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.