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Investigators seek information in Laguna Niguel homicide


Laguna Niguel, Ca. (October 17, 2022) – On Oct.15, 2022, at 12:02 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 28000 block of Camino Capistrano in the city of Laguna Niguel for an unresponsive subject in a hotel room. Upon arrival, deputies found Griselda Petra Pinedareta, a 36-year-old female, who was later pronounced deceased by the Orange County Fire Authority at the scene.

Pinedareta’s 1999 gray Honda Civic [8BLU923] is missing from the scene and Sheriff’s Department investigators are currently seeking its whereabouts. Due to the suspicious nature of the death, this incident is being investigated as a homicide by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.

If anyone has any specific details, they are asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 288-6740. Anonymous information may be provided through Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.