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Injured woman in Bonita Springs identified

Update #1

July 31, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The victim is identified as Maricela Martinez, age 30 (address unknown). The victim is recovering but does not remember what caused her injuries. The investigation into the incident continues.

(Initial press release from July 30, 2012 10:52 a.m.)

Lee County sheriff's detectives are seeking the identity of a woman discovered seriously injured along the side of a Bonita Springs road.

On July 30, 2012 at 5:36 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Old 41 Road just south of Bonita Beach Road (near the entrance to the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track). There they observed a woman unconscious on the side of the road. The woman was airlifted to the hospital.

Detectives are trying to determine the identity of the woman and how she ended up unconscious along the side of the road. They are hoping someone may be able to help identify her.

The woman is Hispanic and approximately 30 years old. She is approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds with dark auburn hair. She was wearing blue jeans with a black t-shirt and white tennis shoes. She also has dark green painted finger nails and toe nails.

If you know the woman's identity or anything about how she ended up on the side of Old 41, call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, call the sheriff's office at 1-800-780-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be made online at, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.



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