Woman found dead in Southern California hotel room

Police are investigating after an Orange County mother was found dead in a hotel room in Laguna Niguel on Saturday.

The body of Griselda Petra Pinedareta, 36, was found unresponsive by a cleaner inside the hotel on the 28000 block of Camino Capistrano around noon.

Pinedareta was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. His cause of death has not been determined.

Authorities are investigating the case as a homicide due to the “suspicious nature of the death”.

  • Griselda Petra Pinedareta, 36, was found dead in a hotel room in Laguna Niguel on October 15, 2022. (GoFundMe)
  • Hotel Laguna Niguel where Griselda Petra Pinedareta was found dead.
  • Griselda Petra Pinedareta, 36, was found dead in a hotel room in Laguna Niguel on October 15, 2022. (GoFundMe)
  • Girselda Pinedareta's vehicle is described as a gray 1999 Honda Civic with California license plate 8BLU923.
  • Griselda Petra Pinedareta, 36, was found dead in a hotel room in Laguna Niguel on October 15, 2022. (GoFundMe)

The woman’s vehicle is currently missing and authorities are working to locate it.

Pinedareta’s vehicle is described as a gray 1999 Honda Civic with California license plate 8BLU923.

Girselda Pinedareta's vehicle is described as a gray 1999 Honda Civic with California license plate 8BLU923.
Girselda Pinedareta’s vehicle is described as a gray 1999 Honda Civic with California license plate 8BLU923 (Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

The young mother of three had lost her 16-year-old son just a year ago, according to Pinedareta’s family.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff‘s Department at 714-288-6740. Anonymous information may be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

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