Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Jordan, 45, are the two parolees suspected of raping and murdering four women, reports NBC Los Angeles. Both men were wearing GPS ankle monitoring bracelets.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Men Are Registered Sex Offenders
The two men are registered sex offenders and were required by law to check in with police every 30 days while they were on parole.
2. The Two Are Accused of Killing 3 Women
Between October and November 2013, Cano and Jordan are accused of killing Nykkole Estepp, 21, of Oklahoma, whose body was found on March 14, 2014. There are three other missing women who the two are suspected of killing: Kianna Jackson, 20, of Las Vegas and Josephine Vargas, 34 and Martha Anaya, 28, both of Santa Ana, California. Police have have only located Estepp’s body.
3. They Could Face the Death Penalty
According to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Cano and Jordan are charged with four counts of special circumstances of murder, as well as four felony counts of rape. The two men were arrested on Friday, April 11. Cops say the two were homeless at the time of the arrest. If convicted on the crimes, the pair could face the death penalty.
4. The Body of One of the Victims Was Found on a Conveyor Belt
Police in Anaheim got a break in the case of the missing women when Estepp’s body was discovered on a conveyor belt in a recycling plant in Anaheim. According to Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada, Estepp was linked to the other three women through the prostitution and drug scene in Santa Ana.
5. They’re Being Jailed Without Bail
The two are being held without bail after a judge in California delayed their arraignment.
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