Two sex offenders charged with raping and murdering four Los Angeles-area women were wearing GPS monitoring bracelets for having assaulted children when they allegedly committed the serial killings that began last fall, says USA Today. Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 27, are registered sex offenders on parole for sexual acts with children younger than 14. The two transients were arrested Friday near an Anaheim, Ca., trash-sorting facility where the naked body of 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp was found on a conveyor belt last month.
They were charged with raping and killing her and three other women living in Orange County, all of whom had been involved in prostitution. Police said they were “confident” there is a fifth victim and possibly more. Police said location data from the electronic monitors and the women’s cellphone records have helped the investigation.