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Woman Arrested In Connection To Ottawa County Killing

Woman Arrested In Connection To Ottawa County Killing
Posted Tuesday, January 14th 2014 @ 11am  by Chuck LaTour, WOOD Radio News Team

A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of 38-year-old Jose Hernandez in Ottawa County's Park Township.

Authorities say 39-year-old Maryann Leal Castorena gave false information to detectives investigating the death.  Prosecutors have charged her with lying to a peace officer, and she is being held on $1 million bond.

The body of Hernandez was discovered January 6 near his residence in the Amberwood Apartments on 152nd Avenue.

"His body was covered in several inches of snow and was obviously frozen. It had been there for some time," said Captain Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

Castorena returns to court January 17 for a preliminary hearing.

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