Sixty-two-year-old delivery driver Rusty French was arrested for the murder of Pamela Rae Martinez. He was taken into custody on Thursday, June 11.
Pamela Rae Martinez was discovered unresponsive inside her car near Bell Road and 59th Avenue. She had been shot, and authorities declared him dead right away.
In a snapshot discovered on the victim's phone, Rusty French was found seated in a van next to Martinez's car.
Who Is Rusty French?
Rusty French is a 62-year-old who has been arrested for murdering Pamela Rae Martinez. According to the police, the victim took this picture after completing her final food delivery for the evening.
Rusty was seen in the photographs collected from the victim's phone. Martinez and French were strangers, and she wasn't bringing him food that night.
The gun used to kill Martinez had a ballistic match with a firearm discovered at French's house.
Rusty claimed to have "blacked out" the events of June 11, according to Glendale police. He acknowledged being the man in Martinez's photograph.
French has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder on one count.
Martinez was parked on the side of the road when a man drew up, got out, then got back to drive the car and drove off, a witness told police, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Rusty French Arrested For The Murder Of Pamela Rae Martinez
Rusty French was arrested for killing 60-year-old food delivery personnel Pamela Rae Martinez.
According to the Glendale Police Department, Rusty has been detained and charged with the murder of Pamela Rae Martinez.
Martinez 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 was declared dead on the spot. Martinez had a picture of French sitting in his van next to her car on her phone.
On the other hand, the police authorities and other sources tell that Pamela's phone might have more evidence of her murder.
French was interrogated when detectives showed the photograph Martinez had taken of him right before she passed away.
Although French told investigators it was indeed him in the photo, he maintained that he "must have passed out" at the time.
Ballistic tests proved that one of the handguns discovered by detectives during their investigation of French's house matched the one used in the shooting.