Miguel Angel Martinez Fled On Christmas Eve After Allegedly Killing Wife In Front Of Their Children

Authorities say Martinez, one of Orange County's Most Wanted, could be traveling with his brother, Jaime Martinez Escobar.

Miguel Angel Martinez [Orange County District Attorney]

Miguel Angel Martinez [Orange County District Attorney]

By: Michelle Sigona

Christmas Eve 2003 was a horrific day for four children in Santa Ana, CA. Authorities say that on that day the children found their mother's body after their stepfather, Miguel Angel Martinez, allegedly strangled her to death in the bathroom of their home. The victim's 10-year-old son was an actual eyewitness to the murder, watching the event unfold through the crack of the bathroom door. After the killing, investigators say Martinez fled the scene with his sibling. Reports say the victim was a victim of domestic violence for years and wanted to end the relationship.


TRAITS & CASE CHARACTERISTICS
DOB: March 17, 1971

HEIGHT: 5 feet 6 inches

WEIGHT: 135 pounds

HAIR: Brown

EYES: Brown

CHARGE: Murder

POSSIBLE AREAS FLED TO: Mexico

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