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NYC woman's Internet research helps find suspect in dad's murder

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The daughter of a restaurant owner murdered in 1986 never gave up on finding her dad's killer. After her own Internet searches and help from detectives, police have finally captured a suspect.

Joselyn Martinez's father, Jose Martinez, was shot and killed outside his restaurant on Dyckman Street in Inwood after he rushed to his wife's aid.

Joselyn said she could never forget her father, who died when she was 9. She said that out of frustration she started doing internet searches and found out some information about the alleged killer, which she turned over to the 34th precinct detectives, who had been staying in touch with her over the years. They gave it to the cold case squad.

Now Justo Santos of Miami is finally in custody.

The NYPD said detectives are getting the legal papers done so they can go to Miami and pick up Santos.

If the case goes to trial, Joselyn said she is planning to face him in court.

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