2018-08-15 / Front Page

Cops Eye Ex’s Boyfriend In Astoria Slay

By Liz Goff
Police are investigating the death of a Queens man whose body was discovered on an Astoria sidewalk.

Responding to 911 calls at about 12:48 am on August 9, police discovered 48-year-old Carry Martin unconscious, with grass, weeds and dirt in his mouth in front of 20-16 18th Street in Astoria, they said.

Martin had been repeatedly punched in the face and was unresponsive when police arrived. He was taken to Mount Sinai Queens with severe head and face trauma and was pronounced dead on arrival.

The city Medical Examiner’s Office is performing an autopsy to determine cause of death—and if the death was a homicide.

Investigators believe the murder may have been sparked by an ongoing feud between Martin and his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.

It is very likely that the woman’s new boyfriend is the last person to have seen Martin alive on the evening of August 8.

A police source said Martin and his “ex” have two children, and by all accounts they seemed to get along.

“The victim appeared to be a good father. He spent a lot of time with his children and their mother,” the source said.

Police are urging anyone with knowledge of the boyfriend’s whereabouts or other information relative to the investigation to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestopers.com.

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