Reward increased slain Fort Bragg paratrooper

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is now offering a reward of $25,000 for credible information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez of Fort Bragg.

Partial remains of the 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper were found near Cape Lookout National Seashore, May 29.  The remains washed up on Shackleford Banks Island, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, an area where the prevailing tides have unfortunately washed ashore remains in years past. A positive identification was made using the Soldier’s dental records.

Spc. Roman-Martinez, 21, was last seen May 22, at a campsite near Mile Marker 46 on South Core Banks, one of the islands that make up Cape Lookout National Seashore. Spc. Roman- Martinez’s friends reported him missing the evening of May 23. His phone and wallet were found at the campsite and he was last seen wearing blue shorts and no shirt.

A three-time volunteer, Roman-Martinez entered the Army in September of 2016, attended airborne school at Fort Benning, GA and was assigned as a paratrooper to Fort Bragg in March 2017. His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact Army CID Special Agents at 910-396-8777. They can also submit anonymous information via or contact their local law enforcement agencies.

No more information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation. 

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