Arrest made in arson and death investigation

Staff Report

A juvenile suspect was detained Oct. 21, on a “Directive to Apprehend warrant for Murder” by the Hays County Sheriff’s office regarding the May 15 arson and death investigation in Elliott Ranch.

The juvenile was transported to the juvenile detention center.

The investigation centers around the May 15 arson and death investigation at the 400 block of West Overlook Mountain in Elliott Ranch west of Buda. The sheriff’s office was called in to help with the investigation by the Hays County Fire Marshall.

Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the victim, Janie Rebecca Loredo Zapata, 48, had been murdered.

No further information is available at this time.

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