GILROY (KRON) — Gilroy police say they have arrested a man wanted for murder after a woman’s body was found in his bed.
Investigators say a family got home about 5:30 Christmas afternoon to find the body of 21-year old Alma Roque Ortega in their son’s bedroom. Ortega did not live with the family and in fact had an order of protection against the resident Ernesto Rodriguez, also 21, issued out of San Benito County.
Evidence at the scene led authorities to issue an arrest warrant for Rodriguez who does not have a access to a vehicle as far as authorities know. Police say was armed with a knife or other cutting instrument.
A Gilroy police officer reportedly spotted Rodriguez at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday and took him into custody without incident.
Investigators aren’t suggesting a possible motive or saying what the reason was for the order of protection.
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