Man finds elderly mother dead

BRADENTON, Fla. - Deputies have arrested Richard Matthews Jr. of Bradenton with the murder of Helen Vanorden.

Deputies responded an apartment on 200 block of 46th Avenue Terrace West around 6p.m. Friday evening.  According to a news release the body of Vanorden was discovered inside the apartment by her son Charles.

The autopsy performed today revealed that Vanorden’s death was a homicide.  The manor of her death has not been released at this time.

Matthews was attempting to burglarize the home.  Matthews knew the victim through a family member.

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