Police identify woman stabbed near Raleigh grocery store, shopping center

Police have identified a woman they found stabbed near a shopping center on North Raleigh Boulevard on Thursday.

At about 6:20 p.m., police were dispatched to 1100 N. Raleigh Boulevard. When they arrived, they found Alma Delia Contreras Martinez, 36, of Raleigh, with stab wounds.

The woman was taken to Wake Medical Center with wounds that were serious, but not life threatening.

Police on Friday released audio from the 911 call, in which a person tells dispatchers the victim was bleeding very badly and needed an ambulance.

“It looks like she’s been stabbed in the head,” the caller says. “I just saw (the suspect) run off. … He had a black hoodie and he ran toward the (apartment) complex across the street.”

Later in the conversation, another person is overhead saying the hoodie was plaid.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP or go to for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.