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2 suspects in serial murder of 4 women in California were sex offenders under scrutiny

Two registered sex offenders suspected of killing four women in Southern California were under police supervision at the time they allegedly carried out the crimes, according to court documents.Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were arrested Friday following a joint investigation by police in the neighboring cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana.The investigation started after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found March 14 on a conveyor belt used to separate recyclables from trash at an Anaheim facility. Detectives connected the men to her slaying, and to the disappearances last fall of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution.Though no other suspects were thought to be involved, Anaheim Police Department Lt. Bob Dunn said detectives were continuing to look for more potential victims across the country.Cano and Gordon, transients who have known each other for at least two years, were ordered to register as sex offe...

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