Woman Killed In Her Snohomish Home Was Educator In Everett School District
June 20, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE: Holly Martinez, 45. Photo:Facebook.
(EVERETT, WA.) – The woman found shot to death Monday night at her home in Snohomish was a long time educator and former elementary school principal in the Everett School District.
Holly Martinez, 45, was shot in her house in the 15600 block of 59th Drive SE Monday evening in what Sheriff's Office deputies believe may have been the result of a domestic violence dispute, according to a statement issued Monday night by the sheriff’s office.
Published reports say Ms. Martinez had filed for divorce from her husband in January. A call was made to 911 around 9 pm Monday by a man who said someone was hurt in the residence and to "just send the Sheriff quickly".
“When patrol arrived on scene they found an unconscious adult woman with gunshot wounds,” said sheriff’s office Director of Communications Shari Ireton. “Aid on scene began administering CPR. A 49 year-old male at the scene, believed to be the woman's husband, was taken into custody without incident.”
Her husband, Paul Anthony Martinez, 49, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail Tuesday morning for investigation of second-degree domestic violence murder.
In a social media posting early Tuesday evening for school district staff, Everett School District Superintendent Gary Cohn wrote:
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that last night our colleague and friend Holly Martinez passed away.
Holly began with us as a reading specialist at Garfield Elementary in 2008. She served as an assistant principal at several of our elementary schools until was appointed principal at Forest View Elementary from 2011 to 2016.
She has been a director of elementary literacy for the past two school years. Holly touched the lives of many students and staff in our district over the years. She was a loving mother and a highly respected instructional leader and colleague.
As you can imagine, we are at a loss for words to express the depth of our shock and sadness. The tragedy of Holly’s death calls us to be our best selves and continue to care for one another.
Thank you, Holly, for all the caring, compassion, and love you gave us. You will be deeply missed.”
Cohn also wrote that anyone suffering domestic abuse can contact Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County at 425-252-2873, firstname.lastname@example.org or via an anonymous message on their site at dvs-snoco.org/contact.