Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 49 / 7 December 2017
 

Woman sought in Alviso death

San Jose police are seeking Jennifer Vanessa Bautista, 19 (pictured at left), in connection with the death of Norma Leticia Martinez, 20.

According to friends and family who spoke with the San Jose Mercury News, Martinez was a lesbian.

Officer Jermaine Thomas, spokesman for the San Jose Police Department, said that Martinez was found in the middle of Alviso’s Michigan Avenue early Monday morning, December 28. She died in a local hospital a few hours later, he said.

Alviso is north of San Jose and is patrolled by San Jose police.

Thomas said Bautista, of Sunnyvale, and Martinez were friends who’d had “some type of altercation.”

He said the death was not a hate crime but would not elaborate on how police knew that. He described Bautista only as a “person of interest” and said the homicide unit is investigating the case as a suspicious death.

Anyone with information can call the San Jose homicide unit at (408) 277-5283.

For more on this story, please see the Thursday, December 31 edition of the Bay Area Reporter.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, December 29, 2009 @ 12:09 pm PST
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