Vigil held for 19-year-old woman killed in Minneapolis

Yadhira Romero Martínez has been identified as the victim of a killing in Minneapolis Friday afternoon.
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A vigil was held in south Minneapolis Saturday for a young woman that family have identified as the victim of a homicide reported on Friday.

Police discovered the body of a woman during a welfare check in the 3000 block of 18th Avenue South Friday afternoon, saying her death appeared to have been from "unnatural causes."

Family have identified the victim as 19-year-old Yadhira Romero Martínez, who according to FOX 9 lived in a home less than a block away from the property where her body was found.

A man in his 20s was arrested in another state Saturday in connection with her death, and at this stage no details have been released about the suspect and if he had any connection with Martinez.

In a GoFundMe page created by her cousin, however, it says that Martinez was last seen Thursday getting into a ride-share from work.

This has also not been officially confirmed by authorities, and there's no information at this point to suggest a ride-share driver was involved in her death.

The GoFundMe notes that Martinez was born in the U.S. but had moved to Mexico with her parents, where she lived most of her life before she moved to Minnesota in January "in hopes of a better future and opportunity."

The fundraiser has been launched to help pay for her body to be transported to Mexico, where her parents still live.

More details about her death are expected to be released in the coming days.

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