Transient Serial Killer Arrested in Orange County
Over the past month or so there have four murders of homeless in the northern Orange County area. It’s been pretty gripping since there are literally hundreds of transients in the area. We tend to think of this group of people as completely isolated and forgotten, but that’s really not the case.
Marilyn Holland, an Anaheim resident who befriended the victim and regularly brought him oatmeal raisin cookies, said he was uncharacteristically nervous since police warned him to stay vigilant in the days after the killings began.
“He told me he thought he was being followed,” Holland said. “I told him after pay day I was going to get him a cell phone, so he could call 911 if anything happened. Normally he would refuse help but he was willing to accept the phone because he was scared.” Holland was paid Friday but never got the phone to her friend.
Several witnesses reported an assault in progress, and officers arrived to find the homeless man dead near a trash bin in the restaurant parking lot. Witnesses followed a man who ran from the lot and led police to him, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said.
This took place behind a Carl’s Jr. in Anaheim. I work very close to that location so it’s kinda heartening to hear about a positive vigilante capture, and see how a community pulls together to watch one another’s back.