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April 24, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA and ALLISON COHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In what they called a major break in the disappearance of two college students, including an Irvine woman, San Luis Obispo police said Friday they had found human remains in a remote canyon near the home of a paroled sex offender they term their leading suspect. Rex Allan Krebs, a local lumberyard worker, has not been charged in the case but remains in custody on an unrelated parole violation, police said in a late-afternoon news conference.
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June 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Prosecutors have rejected a request from convicted Yosemite murderer Cary Stayner to waive a hearing to determine if he can stand trial in the killings of three Yosemite tourists. Stayner is scheduled to appear today in Mariposa Superior Court, where prosecutors will outline evidence against him in the killings of Carole Sund, her daughter Juli and their friend, Silvina Pelosso.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five days of deliberations, a Los Angeles jury Thursday convicted two men of drugging and sexually assaulting a series of women in what local authorities described as the largest case of "date rape" drug use in California. The men were alleged to have assaulted the women over two years at a Lawndale warehouse that had been converted into a home and office by one of the defendants.
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May 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A man convicted April 2 of groping women in New York City's Central Park after a Puerto Rican Day parade drew five years in prison, the harshest sentence of anyone arrested in the June free-for-all. Abel Ortiz, 24, was the last of the defendants in the case. More than 50 women were molested during the tumult, captured on amateur video. Most of those who testified at Ortiz's trial said they were doused with water, their clothes ripped off, and their breasts, buttocks and genitals groped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So many times, Dolores Mata recalls, the teachers would call home about her youngest daughter, Sasha, who everyone knew as "Hollywood." It was never about her grades or her attitude, but always about the starlet-styled way in which she dressed. But the mother understood, just like the two sisters and everyone else who knew Sasha, that this fashionable and impressionable young woman wanted to become a model.
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April 24, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA and SALLY ANN CONNELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In what they called a major break in the disappearance of two college students, police announced Friday that they have found human remains in a remote canyon near the home of a paroled sex offender whom they term their leading suspect. Rex Allan Krebs, a local lumberyard worker, has not been charged in the case but remains in custody on an unrelated parole violation, police said in a late afternoon news conference.
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March 10, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A popular band leader was convicted Thursday of stalking, raping and sexually assaulting seven women in a case in which one victim took the unusual step of going public to warn other women and put pressure on the Police Department to make the investigation a top priority. As the guilty verdicts were being read, Kenneth Bogard turned to rape victim Kim Caldwell and mouthed the words, "I didn't do it." Caldwell stared coldly at Bogard, pointed directly at him and said firmly, "Yes, you did."
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February 28, 1997 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Together, they came to take a stand Thursday, this handful of former strangers, these women who had been singled out by stalker David Arthur Carlsberg. On the day of his sentencing in the Santa Monica courthouse, three victims of one man's obsession offered him the same exacting look with which he had menaced them at different times, on different streets, in different darkened public garages, day and night, over the years.
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January 6, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of this town's best-loved doctors was almost certainly Britain's worst serial killer. A year after Harold Shipman was convicted of injecting 15 elderly women with fatal doses of heroin, a government report released Friday suggests that the revered family doctor may have killed closer to 300 of his patients during a quarter of a century of practicing medicine. Most of his suspected victims were elderly. Most were widows or women living alone. And most no doubt welcomed him into their homes.
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February 24, 2000 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers called their group "Women of Empowerment," holding lavish dinners at homes and restaurants along the South County coast. But Sheriff's Department investigators said the social club was actually an upscale pyramid scheme that allegedly bilked at least 30 women out of more than $100,000. The alleged scam lured new participants with the enticement of $40,000 gifts at restaurant bashes masquerading as "birthday parties," according to sheriff's officials.
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May 16, 2001 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police issued a warning Tuesday about criminals who pose as Department of Water and Power workers to get inside homes to steal. Det. Don Perez of the Hollenbeck Division said there have been 15 reported cases in Los Angeles since October. But he added: "This is the kind of crime that often goes unreported because the victims are embarrassed that they have been taken or are reluctant because they are scared of retaliation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An MTA bus driver was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a female passenger after a five-day trial that included testimony by a woman who won a civil verdict against the man 15 years ago for a similar attack. After a day and a half of deliberations, a Pomona Superior Court Jury found Leonard Henry Howell, 56, guilty on one felony count of sexual assault by penetration with a foreign object.
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April 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Police formally accused a Japanese businessman of killing a British bar hostess, whose dismembered body was found in February. Joji Obara, a 48-year-old real estate developer in police custody since October, was served with an arrest warrant for fatal assault against Lucie Blackman, 22, who disappeared last July.
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April 3, 2001 | From Times wire services
Two men charged with being part of an unruly group in which members doused women with water and groped them in Central Park last year were convicted of riot and assault counts. A third defendant, charged with sex abuse, was acquitted. Convicted were David Garcia, 33, and Abel Ortiz, 24. The jury acquitted Juan Miranda, 23. The men were among 30 charged in connection with attacks on more than 50 women after the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found fatally stabbed in a Hollywood Hills bungalow were close to making an arrest, LAPD officials said Friday. Ashley Lauren Ellerin, found dead in her rented home on Pinehurst Road on Thursday morning, had been stabbed multiple times, according to Det. Michael Pelletier. Police were waiting for autopsy results to determine when Ellerin was killed.
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January 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Costa Rican man was sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing two American women. The slayings shocked this Central American country with a reputation for safety. Alberto Urbina Cisneros, 21, was convicted of homicide. He was sentenced to 35 years each for the March 2000 shooting deaths of Emily Eagen, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Emily Howell, of Lexington, Ky. Both were 19 years old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1999
Police on Friday were seeking the killer of a woman who was shot to death in her home. Janet Burrows-Tapia, 39, who was four months' pregnant, was found about 11 a.m. Thursday at her home in the 900 block of North Avenue 65, said Los Angeles Police Officer Don Cox. A neighbor was asked to check on her welfare after the victim failed to show up for work. Responding paramedics pronounced Burrows-Tapia dead at the scene, Cox said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An MTA bus driver was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a female passenger after a five-day trial that included testimony by a woman who won a civil verdict against the man 15 years ago for a similar attack. After a day and a half of deliberations, a Pomona Superior Court Jury found Leonard Henry Howell, 56, guilty on one felony count of sexual assault by penetration with a foreign object.
NEWS
January 6, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of this town's best-loved doctors was almost certainly Britain's worst serial killer. A year after Harold Shipman was convicted of injecting 15 elderly women with fatal doses of heroin, a government report released Friday suggests that the revered family doctor may have killed closer to 300 of his patients during a quarter of a century of practicing medicine. Most of his suspected victims were elderly. Most were widows or women living alone. And most no doubt welcomed him into their homes.
NEWS
January 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A body found in a shallow grave near the Tulalip Indian Reservation in northwest Washington was identified as a Russian mail-order bride who hadn't been seen since September. The woman's American husband of two years was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. Anastasia Soloveva King, 20, was 39-year-old Indle King Jr.'s second mail-order bride, the Herald of Everett reported Saturday. Police were led to the body by an anonymous phone tip.
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