Suspect Arrested in Homeless Serial Killings

Fourth victim stabbed to death in Anaheim last night
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Police Detain Suspect After Fourth Homeless Person is Stabbed to Death in Orange County
Police investigate the scene where a homeless man was found stabbed to death in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday night.   (AP Photo/Miguel Vasconcellos, Orange County Register)

Another homeless man was killed in California's Orange County last night, and this time police have a suspect in custody, reports the Los Angeles Times. Authorities say the transient—the fourth such victim in a month—was stabbed to death behind a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Anaheim. Police chased down a suspect who was initially pursued from the scene by two bystanders.

He has not been charged, and it's too early to say whether last night's crime is linked to the three previous stabbings, authorities caution. Asked whether the suspect bore a resemblance to a man spotted in surveillance video at a previous stabbing, the local police chief responded, "Yes, in a general sense, he does." (More serial killer stories.)

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