UPDATED: Woman’s death deemed suspicious in Port Arthur

Published 12:29 am Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Police in Port Arthur are investigating a suspicious death.

Port Arthur Police Det. Mike Hebert said a woman was found injured at 9:49 a.m. Friday in the 6700 block of Ninth Avenue near Lake Arthur Drive.

The woman was brought to a local hospital and died on Saturday.

Justice of the Peace Benjamin Collins Sr. identified the woman as 26-year-old Madison Martinez, saying she is an organ donor.

“She was transferred to Dallas for organ donation and will be returned to Jefferson County for an autopsy,” Collins said.

Hebert told Port Arthur Newsmedia that investigators are gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses.

No arrests have been made.

The reason the case is deemed suspicious is because of the circumstances surrounding the death, Hebert said, adding she wasn’t able to tell police anything on the way to the hospital.

An autopsy has been ordered.