TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR SERIAL KILLING AND RAPING OF 4 WOMEN THIS YEAR IN CALIFORNIA
Update: Gordon found guilty and sentenced to death
Two men have been arrested and charged with raping and killing four women in a murder spree covering October to March of this year; police believe there may be more victims. Franc Cano (27) and Steven Dean Gordon (45) were both charged Monday with murder counts with special circumstances carrying maximum penalties of either life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty. Police believe the men had been wearing GPS devices during some of the periods relevant to the homicides. They had recently traveled to Las Vegas via a bus using fake names and stayed at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino there when they were arrested. Both have prior criminal records involving sex crimes. It wasn’t until the body of Jarre Nykkole Estepp (21) was found at a garbage recycling facility in Anaheim, California this past March when police started to make a connection between the missing bodies of Kianna Jackson (20); Josephine Vargas (34) and Martha Anaya (28). Police used the GPS and cell phone records to help piece the case together. The girls have been linked to prostitution.