Accused O.C. killers likely wore GPS devices during slayings

Authorities said Monday that a pair of sex offenders suspected of raping and murdering at least four woman probably wore their court-ordered GPS devices during the crimes.

This via the LA Times – Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, had been required to wear the devices after serving time in prison for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14.

Police on Monday also said that they are now “confident” that there is a fifth victim — and perhaps more — in a string of slayings that has been tied to a pair of registered sex offenders.

The men were formally Monday charged with raping and murdering four women, all with ties to prostitution and all who vanished off the streets of Santa Ana and Anaheim.

The two men, who both served prison terms for sexually assaulting children under the age of 14, were arrested late Friday near a trash-sorting facility where the body of one of the women, Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, was found on a conveyor belt last month.