News 10 Staff, KXTV 11:11 a.m. PDT July 20, 2015
Martin Martinez, 30 of Modesto was arrested in the killings of two women and three children in Modesto. (Sunday July 19, 2015) (Photo: San Jose Police Department)
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One of the victims involved in the horrific murder of five people in a Modesto home Saturday has been identified by family members.
Dr. Amanda Crews was identified to News10 by her sister-in-law, who wished to remain anonymous, Sunday night. Crews was killed along with three children and another adult who were found inside the Modesto home.
Crews' sister-in-law said that the victim and the suspect, 30-year-old Martin Martinez, had a troubled past that involved physical abuse. The family member told News10 that Martinez was Crews' ex-boyfriend.
Crews was the mother of two of the three children killed. The kids ranged from 6-months old to 6-years-old.
News10 was told that Crews worked as a doctor at the Turlock Medical Office.
Martinez was arrested in San Jose and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of murder.
The victims were found inside a home just north of Floyd Avenue in Modesto around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Heather Graves with the Modesto Police Department.
Modesto police said in a Facebook post Sunday that all of the victims are female and that the deceased children were between 6 months old and 6 years old.
One of the victims involved in the horrific mass murder of five people in a Modesto home Saturday has been identified by family members. July 20, 2015
"(Martinez) has had a past relationship with one of the victims and is the biological father on one of the deceased children," police said in the Facebook post. "No motive or cause of death will be released at this time."