Orange County neighbors push for safer community after 62-year-old fatally shot

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The murder of 62-year-old Loleta Young in front of her Orange County home has upset her neighbors very much.

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Neighbors in Holden Heights said they had complained about the condition of the home, suspected drug activity, prostitution, and people sleeping outside for years.

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Orange County Code Enforcement reports date back to the beginning of 2020, along with 62 service calls made to the home relating to drug use, and even a fatal overdose.

“We’ve exhausted our options, fines are running, there are liens on the property, and there was a homestead exemption on this property, which prevents the county from taking further action,” said Orange County Code Enforcement manager Jason Reynolds.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in April, when drugs, a stolen gun, and half a dozen people were found inside.

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Young was murdered in August.

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