‘She did not deserve this’ – Grandma killed in potential homicide-suicide in Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Mich. – Police are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide in Garden City that left a 77-year-old grandmother dead.

It happened Wednesday in a home on Rosslyn Avenue, just north of the intersection of Cherry Hill and Venoy roads.

Police said they found the body of Maria Ortega, a grandmother of 10 and also a great-grandmother, inside the home.

“She was the most generous person we know, and she was always there when we needed her,” Sandy Quintana said. “She never shouted at you, she was just always happy to be with you. The family would make her day because her life is family. ”

According to authorities, Ortega’s 81-year-old man was rushed to hospital with stab wounds, and a man in his 20s was also found dead inside the home.

“Our grandfather has been rushed to the hospital, we do not know his condition, we just hope he is still with us,” Quintana said. “It’s just so hard right now because it was so unexpected.”

Garden City police released few details about the investigation.

“My grandmother was the most supportive and generous person I know. She was always so loving and affectionate, ”Quintana said. “She had her heart on her sleeve, she would do anything to see you smile just to see you happy. She did not deserve this. ”

The investigation is ongoing.

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