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NORTHRIDGE : Man Admits 2 Storage Room Killings, Police Say

February 18, 1995

A triple-murder suspect confessed to killing two people and then moving their bodies around the San Fernando Valley before stashing them in a Northridge storage facility, Los Angeles police said Friday.

The suspect, Harnoko (Oki) Dewantono, reportedly confessed to the two murders but denied killing a third person--whose body was also found in the storage facility--during interviews with Indonesia authorities.

Dewantono, who was arrested last month in Jakarta after fleeing the United States, faces triple-murder charges in Los Angeles in the slayings of his brother, Eri Tri Harto Darmawan, 26, and two business associates, Gina Sutan Aswar, 30, and Suresh Mirchandani, 40, whose bodies were found Aug. 10 at the U-Haul Co. public storage facility.

Dewantono told police that it was his brother who killed Mirchandani during a trip on a Los Angeles freeway, said LAPD Detective Ted Ball, who traveled to Indonesia and was present during the questioning.

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