STAFFORD CO., Va. - Remains discovered in 1991 in Stafford County have been identified as an Arlington County woman reported missing in 1989. The Office of the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner recently confirmed through DNA testing that the remains are those of Marta Haydee Rodriguez, who was 28 years old at the time of her disappearance.
The remains were discovered Feb. 3, 1991, in the median of Interstate 95 at the 141 mile marker in Stafford County. The state medical examiner's office was unable to identify the female until recent testing was conducted at the request of the Virginia State Police and Arlington County Police Department. The request was based on new information developed during a separate ongoing investigation involving her husband, Jose Rodriguez-Cruz.
Charges are pending at this time as the investigation surrounding the woman's disappearance and death remain ongoing by the Arlington County Police and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Culpeper Field Office.
New-Virginia State Police confirming what Fox 5 first reported Monday. The remains of Marta Haydee Rodriguez, the first wife of Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, have been positively identified. They were discovered February 3, 1991in Stafford County. State police say charges are pending. pic.twitter.com/69ksUMtbcr— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) June 13, 2018
Breaking-Virginia State Police say charges are pending in the death of Jose Rodriguez-Cruz's first wife who went missing in 1989. A news release says State police working with Arlington police on charges. Rodriguez-Cruz serving 12 years for murder of Pamela Butler. pic.twitter.com/K5QwiHreii— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) June 13, 2018