Israeli woman arrested in Montana for suspected double homicide

US authorities suspect that Orit Oged, two others murdered a couple in California in November

Orit Oged, an Israeli woman suspected of murder in California. (Courtesy/Mono County Sheriff's Office)
Orit Oged, an Israeli woman suspected of murder in California. (Courtesy/Mono County Sheriff's Office)

An Israeli woman was arrested last week in Montana for suspected involvement in a double homicide in California.

Orit Oged, 32, was arrested in Missoula, Montana, on March 25, according to California law enforcement.

She is suspected of murdering William and Yesenia Larsen, a husband and wife from Burbank, California. A snowplow driver found their bodies on the shoulder of a remote Eastern Sierra highway in November 2020.

The victims had no known connection to the area and the suspicious deaths were investigated as a double homicide. The cause of death has not been made public and it’s unclear whether the couple died on the highway or their bodies were dumped there.

Montana residents Bradley Kohorst, 35, and Cory Spurlock, 33, were also arrested for suspected involvement in the killing. Kohorst was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 22, and Oged and Spurlock were both nabbed in Missoula days later.

Investigators believe the suspected killers had business ties to the deceased, according to California’s Mono County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement statements did not divulge the evidence that linked the suspects to the crime.

The suspects were arraigned on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit a crime.

While carrying out the arrests, law enforcement found several firearms, ammunition and cash, the California Department of Justice said.

The suspects are awaiting extradition to California.

Oged is originally from the town of Ramot in northern Israel, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

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