Omaha Police arrest a lady for the loss of life of a person in Highland Tower

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Omaha police on Saturday arrested a woman regarding the man who died in the Highland Tower.

Autum Acacia-Cortez, 37, was booked in Douglas County for first degree murder, gun use, and evidence manipulation.

On January 21, at 3:44 a.m., officers went to the Highland Tower near South 24th Street for a wellness check-up. They found Jose Martinez, 85, dead when they arrived.

Jose Martinez(PHOTO: Omaha Police Department)

The homicide squad is looking for Francisco Santiago, 53, to check his safety. Santiago has a missing left eye and an artificial right leg.

Francisco SantiagoFrancisco Santiago(PHOTO: Omaha Police Department)

Anyone can call the Homicide Squad on 402-444-5656 if they have any information about Santiago.

All tips for making an arrest will receive a reward of $ 25,000. Anyone can call Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP (7867) or at or at

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