GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Two people, including a 77-year-old grandmother, were found dead Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide in Garden City, according to police.
Officials said they received a call at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday that led them to the home. The 911 call came from an unidentified man who told dispatch he was going to kill himself and that the location should be tracked, officials said.
The caller hung up and police tracked him to a home on Rosslyn Avenue. When they got inside, police found three people -- two dead and one injured.
It’s believed the person who made the call was a relative in their 20s. That person was one of the two found dead in the home, according to authorities. Maria Ortega, 77, was the other person killed, police believe.
“She was always giving and so loving,” granddaughter Sandy Quintana said. “She had her heart on her sleeve. She would do anything just to see you smile.”
Ortega’s husband, 81-year-old Juan Ortega, was also stabbed multiple times, officials said. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, sources told Local 4.