Names of 2 homicide victims in Greensboro released

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The two men found deceased inside 3926 Overland Heights on Dec. 31, have been identified as Santos Mercedes Ventura-Benitez, 46, and Edgar Alexander Martinez Jimenez, 38.

The roommates were found inside their residence at approximately 2:30 p.m. when an officer went into the single-story home after a detective received a phone call requesting to check on their welfare. Both men had been shot.

No suspect has been identified yet.

Any motive for the killings remains unclear.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text a tip to 274637 using the keyword “badboyz.” All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Tips can be received in Spanish.


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