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Police Arrest Murder Suspect During Search For Burglary Suspect

(Castle Rock, WA) -- Police say a search for a burglary suspect in Castle Rock led to the arrest of a murder suspect. Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home where the homeowner had recently died. A K9 track led deputies to a home a few blocks away where they found 48-year-old Jose Manuel Colon Ortega from Tacoma. He had items from the burglary and also had a warrant for Murder in the First Degree out of Pierce County. A search of the home turned up several items that had been stolen from the house where the investigation started.

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