Officials: Search for Enrique Roman-Martinez suspended


HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (WNCT) Officials announced the search for Enrique Roman-Martinez has been suspended.

On Saturday, May 23 active search efforts began at South Core Banks, around mile marker 46, of Cape Lookout National Seashore for Fort Bragg Soldier, SPC Enrique Roman-Martinez, 21.

He had been reported missing by his friends that evening after not being seen at his camp throughout the day.

Over a ten-day period, ground and aerial searchers covered South Core Banks, Shackleford Banks, and the immediate ocean and sound areas surrounding Roman-Martinez’s camp.

Over the weekend, Park Rangers located human remains that had washed up on Shackelford Banks.

The remains were turned over to the medical examiner’s office and are awaiting their determination and identification.

Also assisting Cape Lookout National Seashore Rangers has been the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), North Carolina Marine Patrol, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Canine Team, and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.

Enrique Roman-Martinez is still a missing person and the investigation will continue in hopes of gaining further information about his whereabouts on the day of his disappearance, officials said.

Park Rangers would like to hear from anyone who may have had contact with Enrique Roman-Martinez, call the Carteret County Dispatch office at (252) 726-1911.

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