Man arrested in connection to Bradenton murder - FOX 13 News

Man arrested in connection to Bradenton murder

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BRADENTON (FOX 13) - Manatee County detectives investigating a homicide in Bradenton.

Helen Vanorden, 79, was found dead in an apartment in the 200 block of 46th Terrace West.

Vanorden had no major health issues, according to her son.

Her son went to check on her Friday evening and found her body.

Police say he talked to his mother on Thursday.

Investigators say the death is considered suspicious.

An autopsy will determine an exact cause of death. Preliminary reports show the manner of death is a homicide.

Detectives arrested Richard Matthews in connection to her death. He's charged with murder and burglary.

Investigators say Matthews  knew Vanorden through a family member of the victim.

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