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Person of Interest Sought in July Murder

August 09, 2013

New Orleans Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Martin Blanco who may have crucial information about the murder of a 33-year-old man that occurred on July 21st at the corner of Gravier Street and South Broad Street.

Police received a call of a man shot and upon their arrival, found the man lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.  He died on the scene.  

Blanco is known to frequent the Press Park area and once had an address at 2926 Higgins Boulevard which is now abandoned.  Blanco may possibly be in the area of 4600 Lonely Oak Drive or is also known to frequent a residence on Bonita Street.  

Photos of Martin Blanco can be seen below.


Homicide Detective Joseph Jefferson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300. 

If anyone has information regarding the location of Martin Blanco, please contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Division at 504-658-5300.


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Last updated: 8/12/2013 12:40:14 PM

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