Sex Crimes

Police: 1 suspect in serial killings confessed to killing 5 women; 4 bodies still missing

FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Gordon confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, revealed. Gordon also told police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano killed a fifth woman who has never been identified. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)

FILE - This combination of undated file photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Gordon confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, revealed. Gordon also told police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano killed a fifth woman who has never been identified. (AP Photo/Megan's Law, File)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a convicted sex offender has confessed to four California serial killings and says there was a fifth victim.

In grand jury testimony unsealed Monday, Anaheim police Detective Julissa Trapp says 45-year-old Steven Dean Gordon gave her a 13-hour interview after his arrest and said suspect Frank Cano strangled the women while Gordon punched them in the stomach.

Gordon and the 28-year-old Cano have pleaded not guilty. Their attorneys did not immediately return calls.

The two were arrested in April in the deaths of four women, including 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, whose body was found at a trash-sorting plant in April.

The other three women were never found.

Gordon also told police he and Cano killed a fifth women who has never been identified.