Crime

Reward offered for information on suspect in beating of Sister Nora Brick

The Gold Star Club of Manatee County is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Eliseo Ortiz, 51, of Bradenton in connection with the beating of 81-year-old Sister Nora Brick on Feb. 14. Crime Stoppers also offers a reward of up to $1,000.

A warrant charging him with aggravated battery has been issued for his arrest, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim and Ortiz were acquainted with one another, and the attack occurred in the victim’s residence. Detectives believe Ortiz is homeless.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ortiz can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011, ext. 2162, or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.

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