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2 Transients Arrested in String of Murders in Calif.

Three of the women had been reported missing and one was found dead at a recycling plant

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    Two transients were arrested in connection to a series of murders in Orange County, police said. Jane Yamamoto reports from Anaheim for the NBC4 News at 11 on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (Published Saturday, Apr 12, 2014)

    Two transients have been arrested in connection with a string of murders in Orange County, police said Saturday.

    Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were arrested Friday in the 5100 block of East La Palma Avenue in Anaheim for allegedly killing four women, the Anaheim Police Department said.

    Three of the women had been reported missing from Santa Ana and the fourth, identified as 21-year-old Jarrae Nykkole Estepp of Oklahoma, was found dead at a recycling plant in Anaheim on March 14, police said.

    The missing women were identified by police as 20-year-old Kianna Jackson of Las Vegas, and 34-year-old Josephine Vargas and 28-year-old Martha Anaya, both of Santa Ana.

    Investigators said there may be more victims.

    The Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments conducted a joint investigation into the slayings.