March 08, 2017

Police investigating homicide at 401 E. North Street

The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating the apparent murder of a 30-year-old female at her residence at 401 E. North Street.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on March 8th, police were called to the address for a report of an unconscious subject. Shortly after arrival, police determined the subject was deceased with indications of trauma on her body. A crime scene was established and members of the Criminal Investigations Division were called to the location.

The victim is identified as 30-year-old Deziree Martinez of Rapid City.

The investigation into the homicide is being led by the Rapid City Police Department, with assistance from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.

At this time, the RCPD/PCSO Criminal Investigations Division is following up on leads gathered in the active investigation and working to identify the person(s) responsible for Ms. Martinez’s death. Anyone with any information relevant to this case should contact Detective Rick Arlaud at 394-4134. They can also send an anonymous tip by texting ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

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