When Los Angeles police were called to a San Pedro neighborhood Saturday night by residents who reported hearing arguing and gunshots, they could not find the source of the trouble.
Nineteen hours later and 630 miles away in a small Utah town, a 23-year-old man pulled off the highway, sought out police and turned himself in for a shooting in the Los Angeles port community. Police then returned to San Pedro and found the man's former landlady, dead of two gunshots, in the bedroom of her home.
Police in Payson, Utah, said Kevin Manley confessed to them that he shot and killed Marilyn Mallory, a 45-year-old real estate agent.
Manley is being held in Provo, 20 miles north of Payson, pending extradition to California.
Los Angeles Police Detective Larry Kallestad said authorities knew nothing of the killing until 6 p.m. Sunday, when Manley pulled off Interstate 15, intending to tell local police that he had killed Mallory and then fled in her four-door Pontiac.