Authorities looking for vehicle in Ohio tied to Oklahoma homicide

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Robert Firethunder (Photo courtesy: Ohio Attorney General’s Office)

MANSFIELD, Ohio– The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are searching for an SUV connected to a homicide.

The crime happened in Creek County, Oklahoma in September, resulting in the death of 19-year-old Nicholas Ray Martinez. He was found in a ditch with a cloth over his body, according to our sister station, KFOR in Oklahoma City.

His cousin and the suspect in his death, 18-year-old Robert Firethunder, drove to Ohio. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office said he traded his vehicle with one belonging to a relative while in the Shreve and Mansfield areas.

Robert Firethunder’s SUV (Photo courtesy: Ohio Attorney General’s Office)

Firethunder and a 15-year-old female companion were arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida on Oct. 4.

The missing vehicle is a light-colored 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe with Oklahoma Choctaw Nation license plate CH36975.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 855-BCI-OHIO or the Ohio BCI’s Criminal Intelligence Unit at 740-845-2406.