Gary Haynes, OC Homicide No. 38: Tossed Off Storage Unit Loft and Left Overnight in Ants and Vomit

Categories: 2011 Homicides
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Gary Haynes, 52, of Oceanside, and another man got into a confrontation with a couple in a North Manzanita Storage unit on North Manzanita Street near West Katella Avenue in Orange Saturday night. Haynes was punched and thrown off a loft in the storage locker, where he was left overnight in his own vomit and an army of ants. The unidentified man with him was conked on the head with a gun butt, but he managed to make it out of there and is expected to recover from his injuries.

He never told anyone about the friend left behind, however.

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Suspect photos courtesy of OPD
Sandra Higareda, Haynes' former friend
Haynes, who suffered a broken eye socket, crushed vertebrae, broken scapula and other injuries to his skull, died Thursday night. Now, the Orange Police Department (OPD) expects to charge an Anaheim couple originally arrested for Haynes' attempted murder with his murder.

But Lori Ward, Haynes' sister, wonders why the other victim left without either helping her brother or calling help for him. "I want to ask him why he left my brother there the way he did," Ward reportedly told KTLA News. "My brother didn't deserve that. I'm not sure if I'm angrier at him or the people who beat him up because his so-called friend left him behind."

According to Orange Police Sgt. Dan Adams, 41-year-old Sandra Higareda was a former Haynes friend. She was arrested along with Steve Fry, 40.

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Steve Fry, accused of delivering fatal blow.
Police don't know or aren't yet saying what sparked the confrontation. Nor are they saying what led them to suspect the couple. Fry was arrested Tuesday morning in Fullerton, while police picked up Higareda Wednesday afternoon in Santa Ana. They are currently being held in lieu of $500,000 bail each.

A man who was scheduled to meet Haynes Sunday morning found him unconscious in the storage unit and called Orange Police. Haynes was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died four days later.

The Orange County Register, citing court records, reports that Fry pleaded guilty to more than a dozen felonies in 1996, including multiple burglary, grand theft and forgery charges, while Higareda pleaded guilty to felony burglary charges in 1997, 2002 and 2003, auto theft charges in 1996 and 1997, and possession of a controlled substance charges in 2006.

Sounds like they were meant for each other.


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tahoeleann
tahoeleann

Very Very Sorry to learn the news of our long time friend Gary.  R.I.P. Dear friend. Our Love and thoughts to your family. (((HUGS))) May they find peace in your memories. We lived down the street from Gary and his family way back in the 70's on Chaparral Dr Garden Grove. My Brother Brad was good friends with Gary.  "God Speed Gary"


MeCap
MeCap

 We think of you often and miss your smile more. FreeBird Gary!

MeCap
MeCap

When you feel Lonely

When a person you love passes away
Look to the night sky on a clear day.
The star that to you, appears to be bright,
Will be your loved one,
Looking upon you during the night.
The lights of heaven are what shows through
As your loved one watches all that you do.
When you feel lonely for the one that you love,
Look to the Heavens in the night sky above.

We will meet again my friend,
A hundred years from today
Far away from where we lived
And where we used to play.

We will know each others' eyes
And wonder where we met
Your laugh will sound familiar
Your heart, I will never forget.

We will meet, I'm sure of this,
But let's not wait till then...
When I take a walk beneath the stars
And share the world again...with you

MeCap
MeCap

When you feel Lonely
When a person you love passes away
Look to the night sky on a clear day.
The star that to you, appears to be bright,
Will be your loved one,
Looking upon you during the night.
The lights of heaven are what shows through
As your loved one watches all that you do.
When you feel lonely for the one that you love,
Look to the Heavens in the night sky above.

We will meet again my friend,
A hundred years from today
Far away from where we lived
And where we used to play.

We will know each others' eyes
And wonder where we met
Your laugh will sound familiar
Your heart, I will never forget.

We will meet, I'm sure of this,
But let's not wait till then...
When I take a walk beneath the stars
And share the world again...with you.

Happy Birthday Gary...thanks for giving me 2 amazing sisters...

wwebbert
wwebbert

dear Haynes family   I am so sorry for your loss  gary is one of  those kind of friends that are rare and that are truly 1 in a million ive known gary for some 20 years and I loved him and valued him as a friend I am taking his passing very difficult  as im sure all of the family as well. here are the things that I will always remember about gary. he loved playing the guitar, talking pictures of full moons reflecting off the ocean,flying rc helicoptors.well the list could go on forever.i do know how that the girl he was seeing, treated gary pretty bad, I used to tell gary he deserved better.you can also tell by these wonderful things that all garys true friends have said. Gary, we were all touched by you and I thank you for that,your friend william  

josnow64
josnow64

I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START I CAME ACROSS THIS ARTICLE WHILE SEARCHING FOR A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF OURS GARY HAYNES . HE WAS A AWESOME GUY . HE WAS THE BEST MAN IN OUR WEDDING AND ROOMMATE FOR MANY YEARS . I KNOW HE HAVE ALOT OF GREAT FRIENDS AND A WONDERFUL FAMILY . NOW ALL WE HAVE ARE THE GREAT MEMORIES OF A WONDERFUL PERSON THAT WAS TAKEN TOO SOON . I LOVED CHRISTMAS WITH GARY WHEN HE WOULD COME HOME WITH THE WONDERFUL HONEY BASKETS HE WOULD MAKE AND DELIVERED TO ALL HIS FRIEND . YOU WERE THE BEST GARY YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN  RIP GARY

CHRIS & JOANNE 

Vicki
Vicki

No not the same person. He grew up in Garden Grove.

Craig
Craig

I just stumbled upon this article Could this be the same Gary that I grew up with and lived across the street from me on Kentland ave in Canoga Park? Sure looks like him and he had a sister named Lori and a brother named Danny

Missmerediths
Missmerediths

Happy birthday Gary.....I think of you every day and miss you very much... Meredith

Eviekcortes
Eviekcortes

Sweet sweet Gary tomorrow is your Birthday I still cant believe you are gone I think of you ever day and I miss you

Happy birthday dear friend

Impaired00
Impaired00

I have known Gary all my life and every day he isn't here I miss him. Gary and my Parents were best friends forever. My grandmother and Gary's mom were friends. All that said Please keep Gary and his family in your hearts amd thoughts forever. To all the true friends remember all the good times that we were able to have with him.. To everyone else.. You will get yours one day and you will deserve whatever comes with it.

Mecap
Mecap

I know there are things we wish we could all say. I know there are things we wish we could do to change it. I know you know how much we miss you. I hope you can feel we love you. Some of us got lost while others found our Way.I miss you friend...the boats almost done and we are going to go out again with you in mind and heart.

Eviekcortes
Eviekcortes

If tears could build a stairwayand memories were a laneWe would walk right up to heavenAng bring you back again.No farewell words were spokenNo time to say goodbyeYou were gone before we knew itAnd only God knows whyOur hearts still ache in sadnessand secret tears still flowWhat it meant to lose youNo one will ever knowBut now we know you want usTo mourn for you no moreTo remember all the happy timesLife still has much in storeSince you'll never be forgottenWe pledge to you todayA cherished place within our heartIs where you'll always stay

Missmerediths
Missmerediths

I am feeling unspeakable grief after learning of Garys  death. Gary and I shared over 10 wonderful years. We also had some terrible regrets and we made a lot of bad decisions. I will always Love Gary very much, and I know he loved me. We have a daughter together.Nothing will change that and no one can change that.Those responsible for Gary's death will be convicted.Please speak without using profanity in your comments.To Shirley, Vickie, Lori , and the rest of Garys family, I am sincerely sorry to learn of Garys death. I know your pain is unbearable but  with the strength of our heavenly father we will find comfort in our memories of Gary. Our world is a better place for him having been in  it......Meredith Smith

LULU
LULU

I am truely sorry for what has happened, but I have known steve fry for a very long time and even though he has made mistakes in the past I know that he would never intentionally hurt someone unless he was protecting himself or others.

Big Sis
Big Sis

My mom has read these blogs and is totally disgusted with the fowl language. How can you praise Gary in one sentence and defile his memory by using such language in the next. Out of respect for Gary's mother, please write your comments without using the vulger language.This has been hard enough for her.Thank you..........

Mark A. Mc Kiernan
Mark A. Mc Kiernan

Would someone forward an address to me - I have a very nice picture of Gary that I would like his family to have. My email is TNT_AIRaquarian@hotmail.com  Thank you kindly. 

In addition, if anyone wants information on the trial i.e. court and courtroom number etc.You can find it here: https://ocapps.occourts.org/Vi...

Date Time Hearing Type - ReasonCourtroom10/21/201108:30 AMPre Trial - C5511/14/201108:30 AMPreliminary Hearing - C55

YourBabygirl
YourBabygirl

To all you people who think you know whats up, I WILL CLARIFY. As God and Gary are my witness, I didn't and couldn't do this or have it done or know it was being done or want it done, THIS WASN'T ABOUT ME!!!His loss has devastated me.With the exception of his family, I doubt anyone felt the anguish as deeply as I did when I was told he was in the hospital. I agonize every moment that he's gone. . I love him, will always love him. There are many untruths written here.  But I am accountable for what is real, however ugly.   I am not proud of many things that I've done or said and most of all, I will always regret any and all pain I ever caused his heart.  I will live with that forever.  I've been selfish and spoiled  and I've said some nasty things, but as hurt or angry as I ever got, I got over it. He knew how much I loved him and all the text or emails exchanged were only words.  The way we loved was sick at times.....  and  I  know Gary deserved a greater love than mine.

I understand the accusations, the anger, the .....blame,But I had nothing to do with his being beaten or killed.  

His death is the most gut wrenching feeling I have ever felt.  

I am available to scream at, or talk to, or cry with, anytime for anybody.  There are no more secrets .  I love you Gary, and I am grateful for the beautiful moments and the very special love we shared.   I know that in your complete understanding and truth, that the love we share has been purified and that has become my strength.

Thank you for all the signs.....  Sometimes it's sooo overwhelming!! I always sense when you are near...and attimes I'd swear I can smell your cologne.   Your Baby GirlShe

Jan
Jan

I have not seen Gary for a very long time but remember him as the kindest and sweetest guy.  I don't understand all this bashing talk.  Don't any of you wonder why his "friend" just left him and didn't tell anyone where he was and that he was hurt?  If anyone finds out, please let us know.

Joe Drifter
Joe Drifter

Gary truly was one of the greats with a hear of gold. I will keep the memories of all the good times we had. Im sorry that the time got by and seen you in almost a year. I know you he would have given the shirt off his back to me or any of his other friends. Even when times were rough, he had a grin and laugh so infectious, you couldn't help but smile. I will truly miss and never forget you BeeKeeper.... May you Rest In Peace     

Man
Man

Ughh...............

Ripbeeman
Ripbeeman

Save it lulu, probley just as ignorant as the two monsters that attacked Gary!Stay off this site!

Don
Don

Are you kidding...!! LULU.... STAY AWAY!

Joe Drifter
Joe Drifter

What....? Dont even think about coming in here and trying to defend that dirtbag!!! We know he did it and there is no way to justify what he and and that other dirty scab did to Gary as "self-defence". What are you his "mother"? Regeardless... the only mother I am concerned with in here is Gary's and the last thing she should have to read in here is somebody trying to defend the actions of the "worthless scum" that ended her sons life... so keep it to yourself and stay out of here...!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arley15
Arley15

Can't find any information

nunyabzns
nunyabzns

@YourBabygirl

U know I've been over & over on this whole bull____ on this matter. I know Itz been a long long tym but I think u all suck. Never assume u know anyone unless Itz true to heart. At which Gary so wanted to be. He was a very giving\caring person.But being as men do, he held his head high within his self pride. No matter the situation. This waz such a thoughtless tragity. No doubt premeditated actions.  2 be continued.....  **

Big Sis
Big Sis

You say that you are available to talk to or scream at. OK.....In this comment you said... "This wasn't about me!!!" If you read it, that's all it is. Its all about you and how you feel and how hurt you are. You say how hurt and angry that you got, that you got over it. Well, did you EVER think about Gary and his feelings...how much your nasty selfishness had hurt him or was it always about you? You also mention that Gary deserved a greater love than yours. The way that you treated him there was no love. You do not lie, cheat on, steal from or disrespect a person that you love. If that's how you love someone I'd hate to see how you treat others that you don't. I hope that you can find a way to make a change in your life, a change that would be a positive impact to others and yourself. There is still time.

SPOCKFORFREE
SPOCKFORFREE

READING THAT MAKES ME GET THOSE STOMACH CRAMPS THAT YOU GET WHEN YOU HAVE DIARRHEA , YOU ARE JUST MAD BECAUSE YOU CANT STEAL ANYTHING ELSE FROM HIM AND THAT YOUR LITTLE LESBIAN FRIEND AND HER  PIECE OF SHIT FRIEND CAME BACK EMPTY HANDED , I HOPE IT WAS REALLY WORTH IT TO DEPRIVE THE WORLD OF AN HONEST TO GOODNESS GENUINE PERSON WHO JUST ENJOYED MAKING EVERYTHING AROUND HIM BETTER. HE DID SO MUCH FOR YOU , NOT ONLY YOU BUT HE REALLY ENJOYED HELPING HIS MOM MAKE HER HOME LOOK BETTER SO SHE COULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE. YOU HAVE RUINED LIVES STAY AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY GARY DIDNT WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING OF HIS, YOU TOOK AND BROKE HIS HEART AND SHATTERED HIS MANHOOD. I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL YOU SELFISH, DISGUSTING, RUTHLESS ,WORTHLESS WOMAN.

TheLight
TheLight

Leave the family ALONE. No one wants to hear anything about you.

Thetruth
Thetruth

YOU ARE A PIG! You used and abused him...and yes you DID have everything to do with the death of another. That is what this lifestyle brings to the world. Try praying it may help you to see the truth in all of this.

Big Sis
Big Sis

Your right Sherrina.....Gary DID deserve someone better than you. You have hurt him for so long that I can't believe any of the words that you wrote. I don't believe that you have any feelings except for yourself. I don't believe that you have any remorse and I don't believe that Gary gave you any signs because he also knew that you were one crazy person. You make me sick!!

SPOCKFORFREE
SPOCKFORFREE

SHERRINA THIS IS STACY AND I FEEL SO FUCKING SORRY FOR YOU . DO YOU EVEN REALIZE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE ? NOW WHOS GONNA REALLY LOVE YOU AND GENUINELY HELP YOU. NOONE EVER WILL LOVE YOU LIKE GARY DID AND I WOULD BE EXTREMELY TERRIFIED CAUSE THE POLICE ARE GONNA COME GET YOU IN SAN CLEMENTE AT MITCHS HOUSE AND I AM THE FIRST PERSON VOLUNTEERING TO TESTIFY AGAINST YOUR LYING CHEATING FUCKED OFF FAKE TITS ASS ,AT LEAST THATS WHAT  GARY SAID. IVE KNOWN GARY FOR TWELVE YEARS AND YOU WERE THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO HIM. I LOVED AND RESPECTED GARY FROM THE FIRST DAY I MET HIM HE WAS AN EXTREMELY WELL ROUNDED POLITE MAN UNLIKE ANYBODY IVE EVER MET .HE LIKED HIMSELF ALOT AND I ADMIRED THAT I WAS NEVER NEVER JEALOUS OF IT ,EVEN IF I  HAD HEARD SOME GREAT STORY MORE THAN ONCE IT STILL BROUGHT A GENUINE INNOCENT SMILE AND FEELING OF COMFORT INTO MY LIFE. I FEEL VERY LUCKY AND SPECIAL TO HAVE HAD THE HONOR TO EVEN KNOW HIM. I KNOW I WAS A SPECIAL PART OF HIS LIFE BECAUSE AT HIS CEREMONY ALL THREE OF THE KALEIDOSCOPICS   I GAVE TO  HIM WERE THERE WHICH CONCLUDES THAT HIS FAMILY KNOWS THAT THEY WERE SOMETHING HE WAS PROUD OF AND LOVED VERY MUCH. GARY HAYNES WAS AN HONORABLE SWEET ,SMART, AND EXTREMELY CREATIVE MAN WHO PUT ALOT OF TIME INTO MAKING THE THINGS HE OWNED LOOK BETTER. THERE WERE A THOUSAND THINGS I WANTED TO SAY AT HIS FUNERAL BUT WHEN I GOT UP THERE  I JUST LOST IT IN TEARS. I AM VERY SAD TO SAY THAT ONLY FIVE PEOPLE HAD THE NERVE TO ACTUALLY STAND UP AND SAY SOMETHING AND TWO OF THEM NEVER EVEN MET HIM. I FOUND OUT ONLY FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE CEREMONY AND I AM STILL A COMPLETE WRECK IN DIS BELIEF. GARY DIDNT HAVE A HATEFUL BONE IN HIS BODY EVEN WHEN I HAD ANGER TOWARDS PEOPLE THAT DID HIM WRONG HE WOULDNT LET ME . I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU GARY YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS FOREVER AND EVER REST IN PEACE IF ANYONE DESERVES TO ITS YOU.

9in4rnt
9in4rnt

ok, ok, let's cut the crap.  You had dinner with Sandra and her girlfriend prior to and after incident involving Gary.  WTF?  Again, you had dinner with them before and after the incident involving Gary.  Now, how in the hell are you gonna explain that?  Your stupid ass isn't even allowed to come to his funeral.  Being Garys so called girlfriend, after Sandra ripped him off for $6500, what would possess you to contact someone you didn't even know and befriend them?  Are you fucking retarded?  Or was it to get some tips on how you too could come up on Gary?  All I know is that if the cops dig a little deeper, they'll find you hiding in the bushes, hoping this will all blow over.  And there you'll be, standing, untouched.   Not gonna happen.  I dream that you get life in prison.  I think I'll post those videos Gary gave me of your nasty ass doing some nasty shit on the internet.  At least some of us can laugh about it.  You are one nasty bitch. p.s. the only thing you smell are Mitch's balls in your grill.

Man
Man

Big sis...I finally have the heart to look and see what all this bloging is about. I have NOT had the heart until now. I have to say you said it better than anyone could. She never was anyone's baby girl except for the evil that spreads and spreads because of people that" just do not get it." I wasnt perfect but I FOUND a WAY that helped to change my life and turn it around. When I think about Gary and all of this...the only thing I can say is where he is...there is no PAIN (from the flesh or the heart), there is Truth and NOT the truth that people like this see. Finally he is in PEACE. Peace from the people who ALWAYs took from him. They took so much and they care so little. All of our actions effect the experience we call life. I miss him terribly. I wish there was a way to turn back time. There would be so many things I wish I could say, but I can't.I do tell Gary I miss him EVERYDAY. I LOVE you too SISTER.

YourBabygirl
YourBabygirl

A perfect example of the ULTIMATE Hypocrisy of TRUTH I have read here.  I don't pray to the same God that thinks its appropriate to call people names and pass judgement when it's painfully obvious how misinformed or delusional you are. It is very sad all the ugliness some of you people hold close.  And everyone else hiding behind these user names, your hurtful words directed at me mean nothing, it just makes you feel important to be involved in a very tragic and senseless loss.  The only real friends of Gary aren't hiding behind masks.

Thetruth
Thetruth

GOOD JOB BIG SIS! Go AWAY Sherrina...Go FAR away and HURT someone else. LEAVE THIS FAMILY ALONE. LEECH!

Thetruth
Thetruth

 I saw you there. I felt for you BUT you choose. How do you want your life to go? You can get out of it...if you choose to. You choose your own path. If I have one word to say to you is GET OUT of the LIFE. I'll say a little you understand a lot.Gary knows who loved him.

YourBabygirl
YourBabygirl

YOU ARE MISINFORMED M.AND OBVIOUSLY THE ONE WITH NO CLASS

Mecap
Mecap

Perfectly said.

Thought you should know
Thought you should know

Donna ,You are such a fake disturbed woman. You were going out on dates while Gary was on life support, smoking meth with your ex boyfriend in his new house in Yorba Linda, sleeping with your on call booty call in Newport Beach, I know because I sold you the drugs, drove you to the boyfriends, and yet you attempt to portray yourself as a sincere genuine lady who is heartbroken. You got Garys laptop to do nothing more than be nosey and suit your own purposes. Once a whore always a whore , some just dress better and have finer things to create a facade of class.  What about the mechanic you fucked too? For a oil change and lube job perhaps..........

SPOCKFORFREE
SPOCKFORFREE

TAKE ALL YOUR MANIPULATIVE MUMBO JUMBO THAT YOU TRY TO UTILIZE TO MAKE YOURSELF APPEAR INTELLECTUAL AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR FAKE DIRTY ,REVOLTING ASS.

Guest
Guest

DONNA HAITH YOU ARE A METH WHORE THAT IS PRAYING ON A DEAD MANS FAMILY .YOU MADE UP COMPANY WILL SOON BE RIPPING OFF YOUR PARTNERS. THEY WILL FIND YOU OUT.  TMI (PARTNER) /360 SUSTAINABLE TALENT SOLUTIONS

Poetryatplay
Poetryatplay

Donna you would love for me to go away so you can steal everything Gary worked so hard for.  Have you told them all about your EXTENSIVE criminal record and all the times you have been to prison? How about how you never stopped sleeping with all the other guys in fact slept with Mike while Gary was in the hospital.  How about how you were constantly bragging about stealing from Mike and all the others to make them pay for hurting your feelings.  Contrary to this blogs opinion, I DO HAVE RESPECT for the family and out of respect I have stayed away instead of revealing the truly evil person that you are.   

Man
Man

I know it will. I just want you to know You are special and can make your life different...better. You are kind... I can tell. Just watch how you talk on here on this Blog. It hurts the family. Everyone can not stand Sherrina. We all know what she did. She us EXPOSED. I hope she goes down too...SHe WILL for sure, BUt I hope she realizes what SHE has done. There is only a few who can say we Really cared about Gary.

SPOCKFORFREE
SPOCKFORFREE

WHOEVER YOU ARE YOU MUST NOT HAVE KNOWN GARY THAT WELL. GARY LOVED ME MAYBE NOT AS MUCH AS I LOVED AND APPRECIATED HIM AT TIMES, BUT THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK ABOUT GARY. I AM STILL SO ANGRY AND OUTRAGED  BY THIS WHOLE INCIDENT. I KNOW THAT PATHS WILL CROSS AND JUSTICE AND RETRIBUTION WILL PREVAIL.

SPOCKFORFREE
SPOCKFORFREE

GARY MADE SURE THAT ALL HIS TRUE FRIENDS KNEW EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAD DONE TO HIM. YOU NEED HELP .NOT ONLY DID YOU FUCK THE MAN YOU KNEW I WAS MADLY IN LOVE WITH BUT YOU FUCKED EVERYONE ELSE TOO BUT MOST OF ALL YOU REALLY FUCKED OVER AND HURT GARY TREMENDOUSLY. I DONT KNOW HOW YOU CAN POSSIBLY LIVE YOURSELF GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU HONEY , HE TURNED YOU OVER TO THE DEVIL. HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE YOU LOW BOTTOM INDIGENT PIECE OF GARBAGE.

SPOCKFORFREE
SPOCKFORFREE

FOR REAL HUH. I HOPE THEY READ HER TEXTS SO SHE FRYS HER OWN ASS.

SPOCKFORFREE
SPOCKFORFREE

GET REAL SHERRINA HAVE YOU NO CLASS, 6 PHONES 4,000 3,000 HERE AND THERE AMONG OTHER THINGS, ARE YOU REALLY SERIOUS. THE DEVIL HAS NO CONSCIOUS.

TheWay
TheWay

How many times do you have to be told...NO ONE BELIEVES YOU. Go AWAY and LEAVE GARY's FAMILY ALONE. Get arrested or something. I hope the detectives working tis case is monitoring this BLOG and especially you.

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