Remains identified as missing Fort Bragg soldier, death investigated as homicide

Published: May. 31, 2020 at 4:14 PM EDT
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The partial remains of 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper Enrique Roman-Martinez, missing since Memorial Day Weekend and found near Cape Lookout National Seashore on May 29, have been positively identified.

The positive ID on the 21-year-old was made using his dental records.

Christopher Grey, spokesman for Army CID says, "We are investigating Spc. Roman-Martinez's death as a homicide and our investigation continues."

Roman-Martinez had not been seen since May 23rd after friends reported him not being seen at his camp throughout the day.

Army CID is offering a reward of up to $15,000 to anyone with information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person responsible for the soldier's death.

Anyone with information can contact Army CID Special Agents at 910-396-8777.


The search has been suspended for a Fort Bragg soldier who disappeared at Cape Lookout National Seashore in May.

The National Park Service says the search for 21-year-old Specialist Enrique Roman-Martinez has been suspended.

Roman-Martinez hasn't been seen since May 23rd after friends reported him not being seen at his camp throughout the day.

Park Rangers found remains over the weekend that are in the processs of being identified by the medical examiner's office.

Officials say very few clues have been found during the search efforts and that teams ran up against rain, wind, and rough sea conditions.

If you have any information you can share in this case, call Carteret County Dispatch at 252-726-1911.

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Officials say human remains have been found in Cape Lookout.

Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Jeff West says the remains were found Sunday around 3:30 p.m. within the seashore off the coast of Down East Carteret County.

West did not say what they were or where, but a press release says the remains were found on Shackelford Banks.

This comes more than a week after a 21-year old Fort Bragg solider, Enrique Roman-Martinez, went missing over the Memorial Day weekend.

Enrique went missing around midnight on May 22 and was reported missing at 7 p.m. the following day.

At this point, park officials have not said if there is any connection.

The remains have been sent to a medical examiner for identification.

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