Itzcoatl Ocampo Aggressively Hunted Last Victim, According to Court Filing

Izzy Ocampo
Anaheim police detectives revealed in a search warrant that suspected Orange County serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo admitted to them after his arrest that he stalked his fourth homeless victim for three days.

The allegation supports statements by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who last week claimed that Ocampo was obsessed with killing homeless individuals and the subsequent media coverage.

Ocampo, 23 and a former U.S. Marine who served in the Iraq War, is locked in the Orange County Jail and facing four murder charges.

The OC Register's Larry Welborn is reporting that Ocampo admitted to Anaheim homicide detective Daron Wyatt that he'd also spent "several hours" on Jan. 13 searching for 64-year-old John Barry, after the homeless Vietnam War veteran gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times about his fear of being murdered.

Ocampo's admission was used in a search warrant to seek surveillance footage from cameras at an Embassy Suites hotel near the last murder scene.

Rackauckas says the defendant used a Rambo-style hunting knife to stab his four victims more than 200 times.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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Jim Gilchrist
Jim Gilchrist

Lighten up on OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.  He is one of the best I've ever seen. Too bad accused serial killer Izzy Ocampo got through the Marine Corps screening process.  An unfortunate black eye for my bold and brave alma mater.   However, I give the global award for training a serial killer to HARVARD University, the graduation place of unabomber Ted Kaczynski.  Not surprising from a university that routinely engages in suppression of free speech.  NYC's Columbia University comes in a close second.  I remember the days when universities just graduated braniacs, not maniacs. 

Obama "allegedly" graduated from both Columbia and Harvard.  Go figure why he can't rebuild the U.S. economy, resolve the Mideast wars, enforce our immigration laws, or anything else rudimentary to maintaining domestic tranquility.  My word!  I wonder if inside Obama's head is a serial killer just waiting to leap out! 

:)

Jim Gilchrist, President, The MInuteman Project

mitch young
mitch young

OT, but some serious shit going down in Dana Point. Shots fired, at least 9 sheriffs deputy squad cares respond. EMT's come and leave. Now the forensic guys are there.  Looking for spent rounds around the neighborhood. Village Dr. and Cambridge. Previous domestic disturbance at the address. 

Bob Barker
Bob Barker

I wonder if they read him his Miranda rights?  Either way, there's only three options for this guy.  (1) Death penalty (which will never be carried out). (2) Life without parole. (3) Life dosed out of his mind in the looney bin.

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

bla bla bla blippity bloop? Shawna Forde sending you love letters from the joint pigshit? tell us about your education please.  Oswald and Whitman are yours too. so thats two black eyes and a busted lip.

mitch young
mitch young

Schizophrenia typically manifests itself in young adulthood, around 20 years old. See one Jerod Loughner and hundreds of medical studies.

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