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Arrest in family's second cold-case murder

Eric Vasquez Ortiz

April 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eyewitness News viewers helped local police crack a cold-case murder within 24 hours.

Friday the Santa Ana Police gang homicide unit says 22-year-old Eric Ortiz was arrested and booked for the 2006 killing of 51-year-old Emeterio Adame.

The Ortiz arrest came a day after police said they'd arrested and charged another man, Isaac Palacios, with the murder of Adame's 21-year-old son Randy, who died in a gang shooting six weeks before his father's murder.

Santa Ana's cold-case gang homicide unit is credited with solving 15 murders since it was organized less than four years ago.