Plano Police Department released a statement on April 6 asking for public help in a cold case murder investigation from 1996. Here’s what we know:
On January 24, 1997, an unidentified Hispanic male was found deceased in a field in the southwest corner of SH 121 and Independence Pkwy with a gunshot wound. The victim was wearing a striped ‘Faded Glory’ pullover, blue jean shorts, a braided leather belt and Nike Air’ shows sized 10.5.
Investigators determined that the man was murdered in a home under construction in the Ridgeview Ranch subdivision in October 1996 and that his body was later dumped in a field during the last week of November 1996. Officers believe that the victim was employed as a construction painter and may have been working in the area.
The victim was an 18-29-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot-6 and 205 pounds.
Detectives believe that a1996 missing person case of Martin Trevino may be related. Trevino was a young, Hispanic construction worker who lived in the Fort Worth area but was working in a new home construction in Plano. Detectives are working to identify any family members Trevino has, and believe he is from the Mexican states of either Tamaulipas (Reynosa), Chihuahua or Guanajuato. Though he was not entered into any missing person databases, detectives have two photos of Trevino from around 1996. Martin or Martine Trebino are possible aliases, Plano PD tweeted.
Those with information on the murder victim, details of their death, Martin Trevino or Trevino’s family (whether in the U.S. or Mexico) can contact the Plano Police Department tip line at 972‐941-2148 or Detective Aaron Benzick at email@example.com.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for this and other felony offenses. Crime Stoppers can be contacted 24/7 at 214-373-8477 or P3tips.com.