PORT ORANGE, Fla. – Port Orange police arrested a man Saturday on murder and arson charges in connection with the death of a 67-year-old woman.
Officers found Elizabeth Adams dead Tuesday at a home on the 1400 block of New Bolton Drive. Police were called to the area in reference to a call for smoke in a building.
An autopsy of Adams’ body revealed she suffered multiple injuries and was likely killed, according to police.
Officers say Dougnitrio D. Smith was involved in Adams’ death. Police arrested the 22-year-old on first-degree murder, arson, arson with great bodily harm, burglary with battery and sexual battery on a physically helpless victim charges.
Investigators say Kathryn C. Mason was also arrested on a dealing in stolen property charge in relation to the investigation.
Both Mason and Smith are being held in the Volusia County Jail. Smith is being held without bond.