Bradenton man arrested for 79-year-old woman's death

Bradenton, Florida -- A Bradenton man has been arrested and charged with murder and burglary in the death of 79-year-old Helen Vanorden.

Vanorden's body was found by her son, Charles, at her apartment on 46th Avenue Terrace West.

Detectives say Richard Matthews Jr. knew of the victim through one of her family members. They say burglary appears to be the motive for the killing.

Matthews has also been charged with grand theft auto for allegedly stealing Vanorden's car.


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