Pasco Murder Suspect Now Linked to Death of Elderly Woman–Stole Her Car
Social media has been filled with blistering comments about what should become of this suspect, and while the judicial system will sort things out evidence appears to paint a picture of a very dangerous and disturbed person.
Pasco police now say the man accused of stabbing a transient to death Valentines Day is accused of killing an elderly woman, stealing her car, and driving it to a Pasco motel where he was arrested.
Hector Orozco Jr. is already in jail for the stabbing death of 39-year-old Demetrius A. Graves, who was found dead near 6th and Clark around 4:30am February 14th. Utilizing leads and evidence, police located Orozco at the Rodeway Inn later that day, less than ten hours later.
A 1992 blue Toyota Corolla found at the hotel that Orozco reportedly was driving led police to the home of 82-year-old Bonnie Darlene Ross, who lived in the 1200 block of West Washington Street near the Cable Bridge. After trying to contact her about her stolen car, police became suspicious. At the same time, her neighbors became alarmed because she had not been seen for a few days.
Finally, Friday night the 16th, after neighbors called her out of town son, he asked them to check on her. Her neighbors had a key to the home, as they would often look in on her and help her. They found her dead inside the home. Police did not specify, but it's believed she had been there since Wednesday. Evidence at the scene apparently links Orozco to her death. She had no prior knowledge of him, and he was also driving her car.
The investigation continues. Police have not yet said what her cause of death was.