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Exclusive: ‘Dynamite’ daughter plays detective, hunts down dad’s killer 26 years later

An actress with the silky voice of an angel showed the doggedness of a seasoned detective, tracking down the man accused of shooting her hardworking father to death 26 years ago.

Brown-eyed beauty Joselyn Martinez’s tenacity led to the arrest in Miami Thursday afternoon of Justo Santos — who had been on the lam since the 1986 slaying, as first reported in the Daily News. He mistakenly thought he had gotten away with murder.

The 36-year-old songstress said it took her about eight years and a mere $280 paid to Internet background-check sites to crack the cold case.

“Knowing the person my father was, I couldn’t live with myself if (Santos) stayed free,” Martinez, of the Bronx, told the Daily News Monday. “I need to see him in New York to know this has really happened.”

Cops busted Santos Thursday in Miami, where the 5-foot-6 fugitive had been living in plain sight and

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/daughter-finds-dad-killer-26-years-article-1.1368764