Lexington police identify man found dead in downtown alley

Lexington police identify man found dead in downtown alley
June 20th, 2024 | RRN/Bob Brogan

Lexington, Neb. — Lexington Police Department says a man found dead in a downtown Lexington alley has been identified as Genaro Martinez-Martinez, 39, but another piece of information has evaded them.

Lexington Police worked with U.S. Homeland Security Investigators, however, efforts to locate any of Martinez’s family have been unsuccessful.

Lexington Police Department previously determined Martinez was not from the United States and was homeless in the Lexington area for the past one to two months.

An autopsy confirmed there is no reason to suspect foul play in his death after his body was found on Thursday, June 13, next to a building in a downtown alley.

A person driving through the alley thought the man was sleeping and requested that authorities check his welfare.

Lexington Police along with Lexington Fire and Rescue were called at 6:15 p.m. to followup a report of a man who appeared to be passed out lying next to a building in the alley in the 100 block of west 6th Street. They determined the subject was deceased.

Evidence at the scene coupled with preliminary autopsy findings suggest the subject had rear head injuries, presumably from a backwards fall.

The Lexington Police Department is continuing to conduct a follow up investigation.


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