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On August 24th, 2016, police in Albuquerque, New Mexico responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived at the address, they discovered the dead body of a ten-year-old girl wrapped in a blanket in the bathroom of her mother’s apartment. The community would soon learn of the years of abuse that led to this young girl’s horrible fate. Victoria Martens would prove the victim of a system that could not act before it was too late.
The Life of Victoria Martens
Victoria Martens spent her entire life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, living with her mother Michelle Martens and attending Petroglyph Elementary School on Albuquerque’s west side. She attended gymnastics class once a week and instructors report that she seemed to be a happy, social little girl.