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    An Orange County grand jury indicted two convicted sex offenders Thursday on charges that they raped and killed four women while on probation and wearing GPS devices.

    Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 28, were indicted on special-circumstances murder in the commission of a kidnapping and rape, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

    Police say two registered sex offenders raped and killed at least four women who vanished from some of Orange County's toughest streets.

    Each is charged with four felony counts of special circumstances murder during the commission of rape, kidnapping, lying in wait and multiple murders. They are also each charged with four felony counts of forcible rape.
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...002-story.html

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    Excellent! Now, will we ever know if they've been ruled out in other killings?
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    http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/20...orange-county/

    Two registered sex offenders indicted on charges of raping and killing four women in Anaheim and Santa Ana pleaded not guilty Wednesday to multiple murder and other charges.

    Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 28, both of Anaheim, were ordered held without bail and instructed to return to court Nov. 14 for a pretrial hearing.

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    The three missing women still not found. And no news about the unidentified, possible victim either.

    http://abc7.com/news/orange-county-s...-guilty/373179
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    Excellent! Now, will we ever know if they've been ruled out in other killings?
    I wonder if they can be tied to other killings in Las Vegas and Alabama? The one that was posted on the first page looks very suspicious, and if these guys were together and cutting off their monitors, I doubt they were just watching TV.

    I'm wondering where in Alabama they lived and for how long, how long they were in Las Vegas, and if police in either place have reviewed cold cases and unsolved missing persons reports.

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    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/st...t-confessed-to

    One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday revealed.

    Steven Dean Gordon, 45, also told police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano killed a fifth woman who has never been identified...

    The confession by Gordon came during an interview that lasted more than 13 hours the day after Gordon's arrest, Anaheim police Detective Julissa Trapp told the grand jury.

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    http://www.pe.com/articles/gordon-75...o-jackson.html

    Her name was Jarrae Estepp – a 21-year-old mother from Oklahoma who stepped off a Greyhound bus earlier that day. Gordon and Cano dubbed her “Cat” or “Kitty.” According to court documents released Monday, Gordon sent Cano a series of text messages arguing that he couldn’t hurt Estepp. He was timid, he wrote, and she was “beautiful.”

    Cano said to “get rid of her” and resisted Gordon’s requests to do the deed. Cano had a curfew and a parole agent monitoring him – and it was Gordon’s turn. “I thought the next one, you were going to go at it,” Cano wrote. “Either Kitty walks or goes to sleep”...

    Gordon and Cano’s text messages, contained in more than 300 pages of grand jury transcripts, offer a new window into one of the county’s biggest murder cases. Arguing the case before the grand jury in October, prosecutor Larry Yellin called the duo a “cold, calculated, serial killing machine.”

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    http://www.paradisepost.com/general-...g-final-victim

    The transcript provides a close-up look at how police pieced together evidence to pin the disappearance last fall of three women with a history of prostitution and the discovery of a dead woman's body at a trash sorting facility months later and miles away on two homeless sex offenders wearing electronic monitoring devices when the killings occurred.

    It also offers an in-depth account of the crimes by an Anaheim police detective who says Gordon confessed to killing the women during a 13 ˝ hour interview after his arrest in April.

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    After serial O.C. killings, lawmakers want GPS tracking changes

    Orange County lawmakers want additional oversight of parolees wearing GPS ankle bracelets and better communication between government agencies in the wake of two local registered sex offenders charged with serial murders.

    Prosecutors say the Anaheim men, Steve Gordon and Franc Cano, raped and killed four women from October 2013 to March this year while wearing GPS bracelets. The men were supervised by state parole and federal probation officials.

    Supervisor Todd Spitzer said this week that the case exposed flaws in law enforcement's ability to track convicts wearing GPS bracelets. At least one agency prohibited Gordon and Cano from associating, but the men still met frequently while drawing little attention from their monitors.

    read more ............... http://www.ocregister.com/articles/p...y-federal.html

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    http://www.latimes.com/local/califor...216-story.html

    Gordon was allowed to remove his state-issued GPS bracelet when he finished parole in November 2013. Days later, a federal judge heeded arguments that Gordon's homelessness made him a public threat and ordered that he be outfitted with a new device to track his movements.

    But for reasons that remain unclear, the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System waited nearly two weeks to place a GPS bracelet on Gordon. During that period, a third victim — a 27-year-old mother — vanished and is presumed to have been killed, records show.

    Eleven days after her disappearance, a federal officer arrived at the Anaheim auto body shop where Gordon worked and fitted him with the new tracking device.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    I think it is interesting that these guys were in Vegas in April 2012 and that one of their victims, Kianna Jackson, was from Vegas and disappeared in California in October 2013. Made me wonder if they met her in Vegas and she followed them west. If so, this could have happened to any number of women from around the country. All of the victims were younger women and all had history of prostitution. I bet there were others with similar profiles who disappeared since April 2012

    I have put together a quick time line from this article. Please feel free to copy and paste and add to it:

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014...ted-gps-track/

    1992 Gordon convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. 2002 Gordon has kidnapping conviction

    2008 Cano convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14

    May 8, 2012, Gordon and Cano arrested together in LV after a two-week stay at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino

    October 2013, body of Kianna Jackson, 20, of Las Vegas found in California

    October 24 2013 Josephine Monique Vargas, 34 last seen

    November 12 2013 Martha Anaya last seen

    14 March 2014 Jarrae Nykkole Estepp's body found in Anaheim

    11 April 2014 Stephen Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 27 Arrested
    i dont think she followed them to so cal but it is possible that they had met/been serviced by her in vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    I think there is a little hope that Cano, the younger one, will feel enough shame to reveal the locations of the other victims. He seems to put a lot of importance on what his family thinks, so maybe they can help persuade him?
    i think they threw them all in dumpsters and they were just "missed" at the facilities, probably buried under trash. they are prob in the landfill.

    i wonder if LE was able to get any DNA from the RV.

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    'I could try this case myself': Serial-killing suspect voices frustration at trial delays

    Jan. 16, 2015 Updated Jan. 19, 2015 10:59 a.m.

    SANTA ANA – A man suspected of kidnapping, raping and killing four women voiced his frustration Friday at the delays in his case going to trial, but ultimately agreed to put the trial off until at least August.

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    According to grand jury transcripts, Gordon in interviews with detectives admitted to kidnapping, raping and killing 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 20-year-old Kianna Jackson, 34-year-old Josephine Vargas and 28-year-old Martha Anaya.

    Yellin during the grand jury proceedings described the pair as a "cold, calculated, serial killing machine."

    read more .............. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/t...rdon-year.html

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    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/g...cano-year.html

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that it will seek the death penalty against 46-year-old Steven Dean Gordon...

    Senior Deputy District Attorney Larry Yellin, who is prosecuting the case, said late Friday that the committee is still determining whether or not to pursue the death penalty against Cano...

    Gordon is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 22. Dates for Gordon and Cano’s jury trials have not been set.

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    Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against both registered sex offenders accused of raping and killing four women in a case that drew scrutiny over the GPS monitoring of sex offenders.

    The Orange County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday said it will seek the death penalty against Franc Cano, 29, of Anaheim, who is facing special-circumstances murder and forcible-rape charges in connection to the slayings of four Santa Ana and Anaheim women believed to have ties to prostitution.
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/w...eath-seek.html

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