Rachel Morin's Family 'Convinced' Her Migrant Killer 'Has More Victims'

Photo: Tulsa Police Department/Harford County Sheriff's Office

The sister of slain Maryland mother-of-five Rachel Morin believes the illegal migrant accused of raping and killing her may have more victims.

Victor Martinez-Hernandez, 23, a career criminal also wanted for murder in his native country and assault of a mom and young girl in Los Angeles, was arrested while "casually sitting at the bar" in Tulsa on Friday (June 14) night, the Tulsa Police Department announced in a Facebook post shared on Saturday (June 15). Rachel's sister, Rebekah Morin, told the New York Post that her family believes the gap between Martinez-Hernandez's known U.S. crimes is too large and there are likely more incidents.

“Something we’ve been concerned about is that there are other victims out there … whether they were attacked and it ended the same way as my sister, or maybe there are some out there who are still alive but never came forward,” Rebekah said. “Hopefully now they do come forward.”

“There was a long time period between his last victims and Rachel’s attack,” she added. “Somebody who commits these types of crimes does them because they don’t care. They don’t think about what they are doing, and a person who doesn’t care about human life can easily do this to anybody they come across.”

Martinez-Hernandez has been living in the U.S. since illegally crossing the border in February 2023, which took place one month after allegedly murdering a woman in his native country of El Salvador and one month prior to attacking a 9-year-old girl and her mother during a home invasion in Los Angeles, according to police. Morin was found dead on a popular hiking trail in Maryland less than five full months later in August 2023.

“Our investigative genetic genealogy team in Baltimore worked countless hours to identify the suspect by using crime scene DNA and tracing that DNA to potential family members,” said Bill DelBango of the FBI Baltimore Field Office via the New York Post.

“Investigators even traveled to El Salvador as part of their efforts to identify this killer,” he added. “To find the suspect, we’ve provided technical assistance helping to pinpoint his location. That brings us to [Friday night], where Tulsa police and FBI agents were able to successfully apprehend and arrest the suspect in Oklahoma.”

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