Sheriff: Grandmother was murdered by daughter's boyfriend on her 93rd birthday

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says a grandmother was murdered by her daughter's boyfriend on her 93rd birthday.

"This is a tragic and heinous case," Orange County Sheriff John Mina said on Thursday.

The woman has been identified as Dolores Padilla-Marrero. Javier Rosado Martinez, 54, has been charged with first-degree murder. 

According to the arrest affidavit, on March 13, Martinez showed up at to the living facility where Dolores lived and a neighbor let him in the facility. The neighbor reportedly heard her talking to someone at some point in the night saying there were ‘fresh towels’ in the bathroom, a new report states. 

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The next day, Dolores' son-in-law and daughter called Dolores to ask her a question about clothing and couldn't reach her. Concerned for her well-being, they went to her home and found Dolores laying face up on the bed, naked, with her torso covered by a blanket and her face covered with a pillow. 

A medical examiner determined that Dolores died from strangulation and blunt force trauma to the chest. 

Sunday was her 93rd birthday. 


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"Unfortunately late that evening she was brutally murdered by someone she knew. Someone she had gone out of her way to help. And that person was 54-year-old Javier Rosado Martinez."

Detectives say during their investigation they found a necklace that Martinez reportedly always wore wrapped in a shirt next to Dolores' body. 

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Dolores' family says she was a devout Catholic who was kind and always willing to help others. She leaves behind 1 son, 3 daughters, 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mina wants to remind senior citizens to remain vigilant and that "not everyone is a good person."

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