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GRETNA, La. -- Police are investigating a homicide in unincorporated Gretna that left a pregnant 23-year-old woman and her unborn child dead early Sunday morning.

At 12:49 a.m. Sunday, a call came into the 911 center from a man requesting an ambulance for a woman at an address in the 600 block of Whitney Avenue in unincorporated Gretna.

When officers arrived, they found 23-year-old Katherine Martinez suffering from what appears to be stab wounds. Family members say that Martinez was in her final trimester of pregnancy. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators say there is no reason to believe at this time that the homicide on Whitney Ave and an earlier killing on Ruby St. in nearby Terrytown are related.

There are no suspects or motive at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide Detective Gabe Faucetta at 504-364-5300 or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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