Cedar Bluff teenager charged with capital murder in missing persons case

Riley J. Henderson (Photo: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

Cherokee County investigators arrested a Cedar Bluff teenager in connection to the death of a DeKalb County woman.

Officers arrested 17-year-old Riley{}J. Henderson{}for the capital murder of Sarah Jane Ortiz.

Friends and family reported the 20-year-old Valley Head woman missing on July 16 after she failed to return home on July 14.

A fisherman found Ortiz's body in Weiss Lake in Leesburg on July 18.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said the Leesburg Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, DeKalb-Cherokee County District Attorney's Office, and the Etowah County Sheriff's Office are involved in the ongoing investigation.