An 86-year-old Mission Viejo man was arrested Wednesday, a day after he was detained when his spouse was discovered lifeless of their house, authorities mentioned.
William Wiley was booked into jail on suspicion of homicide, “based mostly on the interviews performed by investigators and proof on the scene,” in accordance with the Orange County Sheriff’s Division.
Members of the family advised investigators Wiley had beforehand been identified with dementia, deputies mentioned.
Authorities didn’t publicly determine his spouse Wednesday and mentioned the discharge of her title was pending an post-mortem.
Deputies responded about 1 p.m. Tuesday to the house within the 28000 block of Through Arriaga relating to a lifeless girl in her 80s, the division mentioned in a Twitter publish.
The house is positioned in Casta Del Sol, a gated 55-and-over neighborhood, sheriff’s officers mentioned.
“Deputies arrived and decided the circumstances of the lady’s dying [to be] suspicious,” the division mentioned.
Additional info on the case wasn’t accessible Wednesday.