Orange County

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

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — 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.


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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