INQUIRER: Police this morning identified two recent homicide victims and announced arrests in one of the slayings. Marta Martinez-Lozada, 37, was shot dead Tuesday afternoon during a botched robbery in Kensington. A witness flagged down police in the 2600 block of Lawrence Street and said Martinez had been gunned down by an unidentified male who fled the scene in a red Honda driven by woman, police said.
Detectives yesterday arrested Oscar Alvarado, 25, and Cynthia Alvarado, 28, and charged them each with murder, robbery, and various weapons counts. A man killed yesterday in a Frankford alleyway was identified as Thomas Fredrick, 49, of the 2000 block of Granite Street. Frederick died of a bullet wound to his head less than 100 yards from his home. There were no suspects or motive in the shooting, police said. MORE