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A Des Moines man was charged with two counts of murder

Detectives interviewed witnesses and processed the home in the Douglas Acres neighborhood for evidence. Crime scene technicians remained at the scene hours later, taking photographs near the front yard that was roped off by cautionary, yellow police tape. Officers guarded the area, blue and red lights from their vehicles flashing off falling snow and nearby homes.

Police found 18-year-old Martinko

her face and chest stabbed repeatedly — at 4 a.m. on Dec. 20, 1979, in her family’s tan 1972 Buick in Cedar Rapids’ Westdale Mall parking lot. The Kennedy High School senior drove to the mall after a school choir banquet to shop for a new winter coat. Wounds on the teen’s hands showed she fought her killer, but the medical examiner’s office said Martinko was found fully clothed and had not been sexually molested. An examination showed she was stabbed at least eight times.

criminal Dec. 17

Johnny Rodriguez, 47, of Hyde Park was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 15, and charged by Lloyd police with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. He was issued tickets to appear in Lloyd Town Court.

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