Victims, Suspects in Calif. Triple Murder Were 'Furries'

6-year-old called cops after finding slain parents
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 27, 2016 3:12 AM CDT
Victims, Suspects in Calif. Triple Murder Were 'Furries'
This photo released by the Fullerton Police Department shows Frank Felix, 25.   (Fullerton Police)

Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, the AP reports. Jennifer Yost, 39, and her husband, Christopher Yost, 34, were found dead in their Fullerton home along with family friend Arthur "Billy" Boucher, 28. Police were summoned to the home Saturday morning by the couple's 6-year-old daughter. She was not harmed, nor was her 9-year-old sister. Melinda Giles says she became friends with Jennifer Yost after meeting her and her 17-year-old daughter, Katlynn Goodwill Yost, last year at a gathering of "furries."

Giles says she also saw Frank Felix, 25, and Joshua Acosta, 21—who have been arrested for investigation of the murders—at furry events. She says Jennifer Yost told her weeks ago that she had forbidden Felix from seeing her daughter. "It is really sad because they didn't deserve that. Those little girls didn't deserve to wake up to dead parents," she says. Goodwill Yost initially was reported missing after her parents' bodies were found. When police announced the arrests of Felix and Acosta, they also said a 17-year-old girl was in custody and Goodwill Yost had been located and was safe. They didn't say if she is the girl suspected of involvement in the killings. (Read more furries stories.)

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