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Suspect Arrested in Homeless Serial Killings

Fourth victim stabbed to death in Anaheim last night
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2012 9:39 AM CST

(Newser) – Another homeless man was killed in California's Orange County last night, and this time police have a suspect in custody, reports the Los Angeles Times. Authorities say the transient—the fourth such victim in a month—was stabbed to death behind a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Anaheim. Police chased down a suspect who was initially pursued from the scene by two bystanders.

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He has not been charged, and it's too early to say whether last night's crime is linked to the three previous stabbings, authorities caution. Asked whether the suspect bore a resemblance to a man spotted in surveillance video at a previous stabbing, the local police chief responded, "Yes, in a general sense, he does." (Read more serial killer stories.)

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