2 Sex Offenders Out On Parole Went On A Savage Rape And Murder Spree That Left 5 Women Dead… All While Wearing Their GPS Ankle Bracelets
Isn’t part of their parole to not associate with known felons? If their GPS was being monitored even Barney Fife could have figure it out
Via The Daily Mail
Two registered sex offenders stand accused of raping and killing four California women since October of last year – and police believe there are likely more victims.
Transients Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Gordon, 45, were each charged Monday with four felony counts each of special circumstances murder and rape of women with histories of prostitution, but more charges are likely to come.
Both accused killers were wearing ankle monitors last fall when the women were killed in Anaheim and Santa Ana, Anaheim Chief Raul Quezada said during a Monday press briefing.
Gordon has admitted to killing and raping five women, a police source told CBS Los Angeles, but no information regarding the fifth victim has been made public.
The case broke open when the body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found on a recycling plant conveyer belt, authorities said.
‘The lifestyle that we are aware of of these four individuals, their pattern of behavior and the location where they frequented ties the four of them together,’ said Anaheim Police chief Ralph Quezada.
Officials said they also used both the GPS readings from their ankle bracelets and their supposed victims’ cell phone records to match up the times and places where the slayings are believed to have occurred.
The discovery brought to an end the serial killings, but investigators said they are convinced there is at least one more victim, and perhaps several more even outside of California, cops said.
‘They put a stop to a serial killing that would likely have continued beyond this point,’ District Attorney Tony Rackauckas added.
Both men were arrested Saturday and charged Monday with four counts each of special circumstances murders and rapes of Estepp, Martha Anaya, 28, Josephine Vargas, 34, and Kianna Jackson, 20.
Special circumstances murder charges are filed when the killings are committed during rape or when there is more than one victim, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
If convicted, the men could face a minimum sentence of life without parole or the death penalty.