2 men charged with murder of man found near Grant St.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police announced on their Twitter account Saturday afternoon that there have been arrests in a homicide of a man found dead on Wednesday.

Buffalo homicide detectives have charged two suspects in connection with the death of 57-year-old Rafael Martinez. The body of Martinez was found on Arnold St. near Grant St. early Wednesday morning.

Kenneth Smith, 37, of Grant St. and Mahalia Guest of Seventh St. are charged with murder in the second degree.

BPD Spokesperson Mike DeGeorge says that homicide investigators worked closely with Northwest District officers who were called around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, where a passerby reported finding the dead body which was later identified as Martinez.


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