Missing Teen, Livermore Man Found Dead in Newark Motel

The teen was reported missing on Monday.

The two people found dead inside a Newark motel have been identified by Pleasanton police as a missing teenage girl from Pleasanton and a Livermore man.

Pleasanton police would not release the name of either victim. They also would not confirm if the female victim was

However, a Facebook page set up to help find the missing teen put up a notice saying it was Martin who was the female victim in the motel room.

The page also says there are grief counselors today at Village High School, where friends say she went to school.

The page also says the male victim was Martin's boyfriend. He is identified as James Cole, also known as James Shanelec, of Livermore.

Friends have left condolences on the site for the Martin family.

Word on the case first broke at 11:48 a.m. Friday when the Newark Police Department responded to the EZ8 Motel located at 5555 Cedar Court after employees reported an unconscious male and female inside a motel room.

The man and woman had sustained . Newark police are investigating this incident as a murder-suicide or double suicide.

Pleasanton police said they were notified at 1:30 p.m. by Newark police about the bodies discovered in the motel.

Martin was listed as an "endangered runaway" by Pleasanton police early this week.

Several friends left personal messages for her during the week on Tumblr.

One person identified as ssammy wrote, "We miss you already baby, please please please come home."

Another person identified as bubbletay wrote, "Please, please please spread and share this. We need to find her. We just want her home or... at least know she is safe."

The Pleasanton Police Department is working in cooperation with the Newark Police Department in this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with possible information related to this case is encouraged to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

Observer October 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Miss Jade, You and your "3 lil girls" should feel pretty bad because you didn't see the signs either, huh? And he was obviously cheating on his fiancee. Where was his fiancee while this was going on? Did she see signs? Which James was she engaged to - which of the aliais did he use? He sounds like a great guy. We shouldn't feel bad for the girl's family? Sounds like everyone is better off that your son(inlawtobe) is not around anymore.
Renae Wilber October 16, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Observer, that is a HORRIBLE thing to say. You are being downright cruel and petty. They were young, they were experiencing drama and growing pains, and I highly doubt that anyone is better because of the loss of a young life. Your comments serve no purpose other than to be downright hurtful and self-righteous. Shame on you!
MissAngieNguyen January 17, 2013 at 02:28 AM
thats because it was his fault shes dead
MissAngieNguyen January 17, 2013 at 02:32 AM
I can tell you know that Observer isn't cruel at all. Before Tricia met James she was doing fine, she still may have been sad but James wormed his way into her life, cutting her off from her close friends, making her more miserable than happy. He was no real boyfriend to my sister but instead a freeloader and used Tricia as a means to get away from his own issues.
Chad April 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Tricia put herself into that situation, dont bag on James at all. A 17 year old is far from being a "little girl" you can fight for you country at that age. She ultimately made the decision along with James to do this to themselves. James was a very smart guy, I use to work with him in Fremont and we hung out several times. He was very timid and easy to get along with. James was the last person I would think that would end his own life...I wonder what the outcome of the police investigation was? For all we know James didnt have it in him to kill himself and Tricia shot him then herself. None of you were in that hotel room on that night, you can only speculate. RIP to both James and Tricia.


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