Reward increased to $25,000 in death of slain Fort Bragg Paratrooper

North Carolina

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCT) The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is now offering a reward of $25,000 for credible information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez of Fort Bragg.

Partial remains of the 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper were found near Cape Lookout National Seashore on May 29. 

The remains washed up on Shackleford Banks Island, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, an area where the prevailing tides have unfortunately washed ashore remains in years past.

A positive identification was made using the Soldier’s dental records.

Spc. Roman-Martinez, 21, was last seen May 22, at a campsite near Mile Marker 46 on South Core Banks, one of the islands that make up Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Spc. Roman- Martinez’s friends reported him missing the evening of May 23.

His phone and wallet were found at the campsite and he was last seen wearing blue shorts and no shirt.

A three-time volunteer, Roman-Martinez entered the Army in September of 2016, attended airborne school at Fort Benning, GA, and was assigned as a paratrooper to Fort Bragg in March 2017.

His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact Army CID Special Agents at 910-396-8777.

They can also submit anonymous information via https://www.p3tips.com/ or contact their local law enforcement agencies.

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) — U.S. Army officials are now offering a $15,000 reward in the homicide case of a Fort Bragg paratrooper who vanished at the coast and whose remains were found late last month.

Spc. Enrique Roman Martinez in a photo from Fort Bragg.

Spc. Enrique Roman Martinez, 21, was last seen at a campsite near Mile Marker 46 on South Core Banks, one of the islands that make up Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Roman-Martinez’s friends reported him missing two days later on May 23. His phone and wallet were found at the campsite.

Officials now say they are investigating to find someone “responsible for the homicide.”

Monday, Fort Bragg officials said that partial remains were found May 29. The identification of Roman-Martinez was made with dental records, officials said.

“The remains washed up on Shackleford Banks Island, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore,
an area where the prevailing tides have unfortunately washed ashore remains in years past,” U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command said in a news release Monday.

Roman-Martinez of Chino, Calif., was a human resource specialist assigned to Headquarters Company, 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

He entered the Army in Sept, 2016, attended airborne school at Fort Benning, Ga. and was assigned as a paratrooper to Fort Bragg in March 2017.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Army CID Special Agents at 910-396-8777 or the Military Police Desk at 910-396-1179.

Crews at the coast during the search for Spc. Enrique Roman Martinez

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