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Gilroy murder on Christmas day of Alma Roque Ortega leads to search of Ernesto Rodriguez for alleged crime ARRESTED

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Police have arrested 21-year-old Ernesto Rodriguez, the suspect in the murder of a woman found dead at a Gilroy home on Wednesday evening. Officers responded to a home in the 8100 block of Kelton Drive at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after a family returned home and found a woman dead in a bedroom, according to police. The family noticed their son, 21-year-old Ernesto Rodriguez, was missing from the home.

The victim, 21-year-old Alma Roque Ortega, does not live with Rodriguez. Police said Rodriguez was restrained from contacting Ortega by a restraining order issued to him from San Benito County in January.

This morning, at about 8:20 a.m., a patrol officer located Rodriguez on Kelton Drive, and he was arrested without incident, police said.

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