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Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief said Monday.

Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon, both registered sex offenders, were wearing ankle bracelets when the women were assaulted and killed last fall and earlier this year, Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada said at a news conference.

Authorities did not explain how Cano and Gordon could have carried out the killings while under supervision, but Quezada said information from the GPS devices "was one of the investigative tools we used to put the case together."

The discovery of one woman's body at an Anaheim trash-sorting plant last month was the key to breaking the case, Quezada said. Investigators are seeking the other bodies.

"They put a stop to a serial killing that would likely have continued beyond this point," District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said at the news conference.

Quezada said authorities think there was at least a fifth victim and perhaps more.

Cano, 27, and Gordon, 45, were arrested Friday. Each man was charged Monday with four felony counts of special circumstances murder and four felony counts of rape. They were being held without bail.

These undated photos from the Megan’s Law website show Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested Friday on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. 

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These undated photos from the Megan’s Law website show Steven Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested Friday on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. 

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