CHICAGO (CBS) — Police said it appears three “bladed weapons” were used to kill five of the six family members found slain in their Gage Park home last week.
No murder weapons have been recovered in the murders of 62-year-old Noe Martinez Sr.; his wife, 58-year-old Rosaura Martinez; their son, 38-year-old Noe Martinez Jr; their daughter 32-year-old Maria Herminia Martinez; and her two sons, 13-year-old Leonardo Cruz and 10-year-old Alexis Cruz. All six were found dead around 1 p.m. on Feb. 4, when police responded to a request for a well-being check, made by a co-worker of someone who lived at the home.
Autopsies determined Martinez Sr. and the two boys died from sharp force injuries, his wife and son died of a combination of sharp- and blunt-force injuries, and his daughter died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anghony Guglielmi said the investigation has determined three bladed weapons were used to inflict the sharp-force injuries.
“Detectives, though, aren’t saying for certain whether they’re knives, or what they could have been. Most likely they are, but until we know for certain, we know that there were three different kinds of weapons that were used to hurt this family, in addition to the gun,” Guglielmi said.