Body found in Fort Lauderdale identified as that of missing pregnant woman

Victim's husband arrested on murder charge

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A body found Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale has been identified as that of a missing pregnant woman from Hollywood.

Police said the body of Martine Bernard, 20, was discovered in the area of 522 NE First Ave.

Her husband, Cassandritz Blanc, 22, has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge.

Cassandritz Blanc was arrested on a first-degree murder charge.

Police said additional charges are pending as Blanc is also a suspect in the killing of Bernard's father, whose body was found Monday morning.

Hollywood police Officer Christian Lata said the body of Roosevelt Bernard was found about 8:30 a.m. Monday near Washington Street and 29th Avenue. He had been shot to death. 

Joane Bernard told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that her sister's husband was the last person to see her father alive. 

She said the family realized something was wrong when her father didn't show up to his son's baby shower and never came home. She said Blanc told her that her father stepped out for unknown reasons before he was found dead.

Police said Martine Bernard was six months pregnant.

A motive for the killings is unknown. 

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