Cold case murder suspect from De Pere arrested after 34 years
Kelvin Keith Emmons is awaiting extradition to California
DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - Investigators in California have made an arrest in a 34 year cold case. The murder suspect, Kelvin Keith Emmons, 63, was arrested in De Pere, Wisconsin on March 15, 2023.
Emmons from De Pere was arrested for the 1988 murder of Angel Martinez. Martinez was from Cypress, California, and was reported missing by his wife on the day of his disappearance, June 8, 1988. Martinez’ body was discovered in La Paz County, Arizona, on June 20, 1988.
On the day of his disappearance, Martinez had appointments with several people, but never arrived, states the release from authorities in California.
The case remained open from 1988 to 2023 after multiple investigators worked on the case. Several rounds of forensic testing were conducted and on March 1, 2023 murder charges were filed and a warrant was issued for suspect Kelvin Keith Emmons, says the press release from Fontana.
The release states Fontana Police Cold Case Detectives and DA Investigators traveled to De Pere, Wisconsin on March 15, 2023 where the suspect lived. The De Pere Police Department assisted with the arrest. Emmons was arrested and is now awaiting extradition to San Bernardino County where he will be tried for the murder of Angel Martinez.
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