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Police Arrest 2 Men In Connection With Body Found At Recycling Plant, 3 Other Murders

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Two men have been arrested following an investigation into a body that was found at an Anaheim recycling plant in March, in addition to other murders believed to be related.Santa Ana Police on Friday arrested Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, both of Anaheim, and the pair have been charged with four murders, KPCC reports. A joint investigation between Santa Ana and Anaheim police departments took place after the body of one of their alleged victims, Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, of Oklahoma, was found at an Anaheim recycling plant March 14.

The investigation links the pair to three other missing women: Kianna Jackson, 20, of Las Vegas, who was last seen in Santa Ana in October; and Josephine Vargas, 34, and Martha Anaya, 28, both Santa Ana residents who were last seen in October and November, respectively. Santa Ana police will hold a press conference to discuss the arrests Monday.

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