03-19-2009, 06:46 PM #1
TN - Sara Martinez, 20, Nashville, 15 March 2009
19 March 09
Metro Police detectives have identified Jose Moran as a person of interest in the case of a woman missing since March 9.
According to a media release, detectives are working to locate Moran, who is in his mid-20s. The release states Moran is 58, 160 pounds with short hair and a light complexion. He was known to drive a 1995 turquoise Toyota Corolla with the tag 638TJW.
Moran is a person of interest in the case of Sara Martinez, who was reported missing March 15. Martinez was reported missing by a friend after a phone conversation, for which police believe Moran may have been present.
Martinez, 20, is 48 and weighs 100 pounds and has shoulder length black hair and brown eyes.
pic of Sarah
03-19-2009, 09:18 PM #2
Missing Woman Last Seen Leaving Club
Police Looking For Man Driving Corolla With Stolen Tags
They don't know if Moran is the same man who left the club with Martinez.
The license plate was stolen on the car Moran is driving.
03-25-2009, 05:52 PM #3
Police: Foul play suspected in woman's disappearance
Police now suspect foul play in the disappearance of Sara Martinez, who was last seen March 9 at Club Guadalajara.
Detectives recovered a car driven by Jose Moran — a man they'd fingered as involved in or knowledgeable about Martinez's disappearance — abandoned Tuesday afternoon near Nolensville Pike. Evidence from the car, a Toyota Corolla, suggests a violent crime likely took place, police said.
08-11-2009, 10:15 AM #4
Missing person case ruled murder; police seek suspect
Missing person Sara Martinez is being classified as a murder victim by Metro police and an arrest warrant has been issued for Jose Morano, the last known person to see her.
Martinez, 20, was last seen March 9, at Club Guadalajara on Old Hickory Boulevard in South Nashville. She was reported missing by a friend on March 15.
The Toyota Corolla Morano was known to be driving was recovered abandoned March 24 on Allied Drive off Nolensville Pike.
There was a significant amount of blood in and around the front passenger seat of the car and DNA testing confirmed the blood is from Sara Martinez.
Extensive efforts have been made to locate both Martinez and Morano in the last five months.
09-06-2010, 12:38 PM #5
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10-16-2010, 05:51 PM #6Former Member
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Sara Martinez (20) - Nashville TN, 2009
Endangered Missing from Nashville, Tennessee since March 9, 2009
Age: 20 -- Height: 4'8" -- Weight: 100 lbs -- Hair Color: Black -- Eye Color: Brown
Sara was last seen leaving a club in Nashville, Tennessee with a man at 5:00 pm on March 9, 2009. She spoke to a friend by phone six days later on March 15. The friend became concerned and called police. Sara has never been heard from again.
Authorities believe Jose Moran was with Sara when she was on the phone, but they aren't sure if he is the same man she left the club with. Moran's vehicle was found abandoned three weeks after Sara's disappearance was reported. Evidence inside it suggested a violent crime had occurred there. There was a significant amount of Sara's blood in the front passenger seat.
Investigators believe Moran killed Sara. They have issued a warrant for his arrest. He may have fled to Honduras.
10-16-2010, 05:54 PM #7Former Member
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05-07-2011, 01:06 PM #8
12-13-2014, 03:43 PM #9
DNA testing has confirmed that human remains discovered in the Avalon subdivision of Franklin last week are those of Sara Martinez, who was murdered in Nashville more than five years ago...
Nashville police identified a suspected killer and issued an arrest warrant in August 2009. That man, Jose Morano, 32, of Honduras, initially fled back to his native country — leaving his belongings behind — authorities said.
But he was arrested on July 11, 2011, in Clinton, N.C., and later charged with Martinez’s killing. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was deported.
12-14-2014, 12:45 AM #10
Thanks for the update.
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