Man Charged with Killing Woman in Laguna Niguel Hotel

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SANTA ANA (CNS) - A 38-year-old man was charged today with killing a woman in a Laguna Niguel hotel last year.

David Moreno was charged with a count of murder in the Oct. 15 killing of 36-year-old Griselda Petra Pinedareta. In October, officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Department asked for the public's help tracking down the San Juan Capistrano resident to discuss the death. 

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at about noon on Oct. 15 to the hotel in the 28000 block of Camino Capistrano to aid an ``unresponsive'' woman in a room. Pinedareta was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 1999 Honda Civic was missing, but investigators later recovered it. Moreno was arrested Friday and was being held without bail, according to jail records.

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