Santa Ana teen shot to death in Santa Fe Springs identified

SANTA FE SPRINGS >> Authorities have identified a 17-year-old Santa Ana boy found shot to death along a set of railroad tracks in Santa Fe Springs Wednesday morning.
Arturo Morelos was pronounced dead shortly after he was found suffering from gunshots wounds about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday along a set of railroad tracks near the 13700 block of Carmenita Road, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.
No information regarding the circumstances of the shooting, or the shooter, was available.
A nearby worker called 911 to report a “man down” before officers arrived to find the teen had been shot, Whittier police Lt. Aaron Ruiz said.
It was unclear exactly what time the shooting took place.
Anyone with information can reach Whittier police at 562-567-9200. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Arcadia woman suffering from schizophrenia missing for more than three weeks; last seen in Santa Ana


ARCADIA >> Police and worried family members are seeking a schizophrenic Arcadia woman who’s been missing for more than three weeks.
Huong Tuyet Vu, 40, was last seen by family at a court hearing in Santa Ana on Aug. 4, Arcadia police Sgt. Dan Crowther said in a written statement.
“Since that time she has not been seen by any of her family and her cellular phone has been disconnected,” he said. Several family members have tried to reach the woman without success.
“According to the reporting party, Ms. Vu was diagnosed with schizophrenia but does not take medication,” Crowther said.
She’s described as Vietnamese, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Arcadia police at 626-574-5151.

PHOTO courtesy of the Arcadia Police Department.

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Hospital worker accused of raping unconscious patient

From the Associated Press:

SANTA ANA — Orange County authorities have arrested an emergency room technician they believe raped an unconscious patient who was awaiting treatment.
Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino says Jesse Pena, 31, of Murrietta remained jailed Friday on $100,000 bail. Pena was arrested Thursday after DNA test results matched him to the crime.
Amormino says a 31-year-old woman who went to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo in February awoke and realized she’d been raped.
Amormino says she disconnected her IV, went to a phone and called 911.
Amormino says Pena worked at other hospitals in Riverside and San Diego counties and investigators want to determine if there are other victims.
Amormino didn’t know whether Pena had a lawyer.

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