GBI seeks help in locating suspect following alleged murder in Winder

Winder, GA (May 9, 2022) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in locating Miguel Martinez, 54, of Winder, GA. He is wanted for felony murder, aggravated assault, and theft by taking (motor vehicle) in connection to the death of David Wolfe, 69, of Winder. The Winder Police Department requested the GBI investigate Wolfe’s death on May 7, 2022.

According to a press release from GBI, the preliminary preliminary investigation indicates that a landlord entered a property on East Broad Street in Winder to do a welfare check and found the tenant dead. Officers from Winder Police Department responded to the residence and found that Wolfe and Martinez, who was his room mate, had not been seen in several days and Wolfe’s vehicle was missing. The missing vehicle was found in another part of the county, but Martinez has not been located. Wolfe will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Winder Police Department at (770) 867-2156 or the GBI Athens Field Office at (706) 552-2309. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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