A witness told police that Martinez had been parked on the side of the road when a man pulled up next to her, got out, then got back in and drove away, according to the Glendale Police Department. Martinez’s car then began driving off the road. French was brought in for questioning on June 15 and admitted that he was the man in the photo but said he “must have blacked out as to what occurred,” police said. A gun matching the ballistics in Martinez’s shooting was found at his house. Police do not believe Martinez and French knew each other and she had not been delivering to his house. French was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of second-degree murder.
An Arizona delivery woman, 60, may have recognised her own murderer. According to the Glendale Police Department, Rusty French, 62, has been detained and charged with the murder of Pamela Rae Martinez, who was tragically murdered on June 11 after making her final food delivery. On June 11, just before 7:30 p.m., police received a call concerning an accident and arrived to find a woman driving who was not breathing. Martinez, who was the woman’s name, was declared dead on the spot. Without explanation, Martinez had a picture of French sitting in his van next to her car on her phone. Rusty French, the suspect, and Pamela Martinez, the victim (Glendale Police Department).