Kwang Chol "K.C." Joy Dumped Maribel Manriquez Ramos' Body, Agree DA and Defense

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Maribel Manriquez Ramos talked of being frightened by her roommate.

At the opening of Kwang Chol "K.C." Joy's murder trial Monday, the prosecution and defense agreed on one thing: the 55-year-old last year dumped the dead body of his former roommate, Iraq War veteran Maribel Manriquez Ramos.

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Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon Plead Not Guilty to Raping and Killing Four Women

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Registered sex offender Franc Cano and his partner allegedly wore GPS devices during the killings.

Alleged serial killers Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon pleaded not guilty at their arraignment today to raping and killing four women in Anaheim and Santa last year and this year.

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Stanwood Fred Elkus, Alleged Murderer of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, Surrenders Assets to Family

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Stanwood Fred Elkus allegedly murdered Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert over complications from prostate surgery 20 years before, but Gilbert is not believed to have been Elkus' surgeon.

The alleged killer of a popular local urologist--who had just entered an examination room in his Newport Beach medical facility when he was fatally shot multiple times in January 2013--has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the victim's family. Lake Elsinore barber Stanwood Fred Elkus, 76, is still on the hook criminally for the murder of Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert, however.

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Jodi Pier-Estepp, Mother of Presumed Victim of Alleged Serial Killers, Blasts Authorities

Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, R.I.P.
The mother of the only victim whose body has been recovered so far as part of the quadruple murder case against two alleged serial killers lashed out at Orange County authorities outside court Tuesday.

Jodi Pier-Estepp said if registered sex offenders Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon were more closely monitored, her 21-year-old daughter Jarrae Nykkole Estepp might still be alive today.

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A Serial Killer Isn't Preying on OC Prostitutes, Say Experts, as Bodies Pile Up and Women Go Missing

When the Santa Ana Police Department last month asked the public for help in locating three women last seen Aug. 13, including two who were last in an area of the city known for drugs and prostitution, the first image that flashed in my mind was the face of Tina Hoang at right.

The body of the 20-year-old Bellflower mom who had been busted in the past for prostitution was found on the sand next to a lifeguard tower in Newport Beach on March 4, 2013, and police a month later labeled the case a homicide.

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Jaqwun Laerin Turner Allegedly Pushed Martha Rodenzo to Her Death Out of His Tanker Truck

Categories: 2013 Homicides

The driver of a petroleum truck has been arrested for the death of Martha Rodezno, whose body was found along the 5 freeway in Santa Ana hours after she left a family gathering in Mission Viejo in a huff in December.

Santa Ana homicide detectives arrested 33-year-old Jaqwun Laerin Turner at his Hawthorne residence Wednesday on suspicion of hit and run with permanent injury or death.

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Boaz David Johnson Found Dead with Suicide Note Confessing to Tustin Woman's Murder

Categories: 2013 Homicides

Boaz David Johnson
Just last month, family members of Boaz David Johnson and his slain girlfriend Brittany Jane Royal expressed fears that the 22-year-old man was also dead, by the same killers in Hawaii who took former Tustin resident Royal's life.

But Big Island police officials disclosed Tuesday that an unsealed grand jury indictment indicates Johnson hung himself and left a note confessing to the murder of his pregnant girlfriend by strangulation.

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It Takes a Manifesto to Thwart LAPD Message from Christopher Jordan Dorner's Manifesto

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Well here's a conspiracy theory to chew on in the new year: the murder of an Irvine couple was staged to blame LAPD washout Christopher Jordan Dorner, send a secret message to a former LAPD captain and divert attention away from LAPD cops shooting citizens.

The theory also involves a phony manifesto, a plastic driver's license impervious to intense flames and the largest manhunt since 9/11.

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Chang-Ho Jung Strangled Dead with Cord by Roommate Henry Nunez-Godinez: Authorities

See Update No. 2 on Page 2 with fugitive Henry Nunez-Godinez being charged with the murder of his roommate and co-worker Chang-Ho Jung, who was identified in Update No. 1 on the next page.

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Wanted: Henry Nunez-Godinez
ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 16, 4:39 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding a "person of interest" in a homicide case from late last Wednesday.

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Irvine is Lone City Left in Camp Ranger's Suit Seeking Cut of Chris Dorner Reward Money

Irvine is the last city government on the hook for a lawsuit filed by a camp ranger against several agencies he claimed illegally barred him from collecting reward money after he was carjacked by Christopher Dorner.

That's because a judge on Monday dropped the cities of Los Angeles and Riverside from the suit. But a hearing scheduled for March 10 could find Irvine dismissed from the complaint as well.

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