Orange County deputies arrest persons of interest in elderly woman's death

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:36:46 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 06:07:49 AM EDT

Elena Ortega.


Orange County deputies say they have arrested two people who may be connected to the death of an elderly woman found in her burning home.

83-year-old Elena Ortega was found dead last week inside her home on Turnbull Drive. Deputies said she had signs of trauma on her body.

Investigators said the two people they have arrested are being held on unrelated charges, but are cooperating.

Deputies told Local 6 they have also tracked down a "vehicle of interest"-- a red Dodge Neon seen in the neighborhood the day Ortega's body was found. They have not yet said what connection, if any, it may have to the crime.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimeline or the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Watch Local 6 for more on this story.


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