Big update on manhunt for Rachel Morin's killer: Victor Martinez charged with murder of mother of five found near hiking trail – The US Sun

Police announced that an arrest had been made in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Rachel Morin.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffery Gahler announced in a press conference that Victor Martinez-Hernandez was arrested in connection with the murder in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Victor Martinez-Hernandez was arrested in connection with the murder of Rachel MorinPhoto credit: Harford County Sheriff's Office

Martinez-Hernandez was charged with first-degree premeditated murder and rape.

Morin disappeared on August 5, 2023, after jogging on the Ma & Pa Trail in Bel Air, Maryland, Fox affiliate WBFF reported.

Morin left for the nature trail around 6 p.m. that Friday, but never returned home.

She was reported missing that same evening at 11:30 p.m. by her boyfriend Richard Tobin.

After she was reported missing by her friends and family, volunteers searched the area looking for her.

The next day, volunteers found her body in a sewage pit near the hiking trail.

“At approximately 1:07 p.m., a female was found dead off the Ma and Pa Trail in Bel Air,” police said after discovering her body.

“The identity of the victim and the cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

“Because this is still a very active and ongoing investigation, we ask that you do not post any details you know (or suspect) in this post.

The body was later identified as that of Rachel Morin and her death was ruled a homicide by authorities.

DNA found on Morin's body matched that of a man previously arrested in Los Angeles for burglary.

“This DNA was analyzed by the Maryland State Police and run through a national encryption system,” Maryland police said at a press conference last August.

“This DNA evidence could lead to a burglary, assault and battery of a young girl in Los Angeles last March.”

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