A day later, rescuers have yet to find him, even with the assistance of two canines trained in searching through debris.
Martínez was in one of the three houses, constructed of wood with a zinc roof, that were destroyed by the landslide in Nueva Libia. The landslide was caused by heavy rains from Hurricane Otto.
Other members of his family and his neighbors escaped close calls. His brother was lucky to escape. A neighbor had to flee through a window as his house was swept under the mud. His aunt, Isabel Martínez, who lived next door, wasn't home at the time. She was at work when she learned of the disaster. Her home was one of the three that were destroyed.
She tells her story in a broken voice, leaning on a neighbor for support.
Hurricane Otto has gone, but it has left behind a path of destruction, and in one neighborhood the feeling of inconsolable loss.