Community mourns loss of beloved educator
Last updated 7/6/2018 at Noon
Snohomish County Sheriff officers tried for more than an hour to save the life of Holly Martinez when they arrived at the home east of Mill Creek on the night of Monday, June 18. She was declared dead at the scene at approximately 10 p.m.
The beloved educator and respected member of the Mill Creek community died from a gunshot would in an apparent case of domestic abuse.
“My husband and I heard the sirens and wondered what was happening,” Lila Johnson remembered. “So sad to realize it was someone I found to be full of grace, kindness and a love for children and education.