Newport Beach police on Thursday arrested a fourth suspect in the presumed murder of a couple last seen taking a prospective buyer of their yacht on a test cruise from Newport Harbor.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 39, of Long Beach was arrested while driving in that city, officials said. Long Beach police assisted with the arrest.
Three other men were charged March 4 with murdering Jackie and Thomas Hawks. Police say the couple were last seen Nov. 15 at Newport Harbor, where they met Skylar Deleon, 25, of Long Beach to discuss the sale of their 55-foot yacht.
Authorities believe the retired couple were killed at sea. Deleon told police he bought the boat for $400,000 cash.
Newport Beach police would provide no details as to Kennedy's role in the case, saying the investigation was continuing. Sgt. Steve Shulman said other suspects may be arrested.