Suspected Murderer and Rapist Arrested in Maryland Woman’s Case

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland stated that a man suspected of the murder and sexual assault of Rachel Morin, a 37-year-old woman and mother of five, in 2023 has been arrested. Victor Martinez-Hernandez was apprehended in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the assistance of federal law enforcement on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree rape in connection to the violent homicide.

According to Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, Martinez-Hernandez, a 23-year-old citizen of El Salvador who illegally entered the United States in February 2023, was identified as the suspect. The Sheriff confirmed the arrest during a press conference, disclosing that the suspect was taken into custody just after midnight on June 15 and is to be extradited to Maryland.

Additionally, Martinez-Hernandez has been placed on an ICE hold, awaiting possible transfer to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody. Legal records show that he is being held without bond on a fugitive from justice complaint, with no defense attorney listed for him at this time.

The case of Rachel Morin’s murder has garnered significant attention and has raised concerns about border security and immigration enforcement. The arrest of Martinez-Hernandez highlights the collaborative effort between local and federal authorities in addressing violent crimes in the community.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Morin’s death and are working to ensure that justice is served for her and her family. The arrest of Martinez-Hernandez serves as a step towards closure for those affected by this tragic incident and as a reminder of the importance of law enforcement vigilance in solving crimes of this nature.