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Murder suspects were sex offenders under scrutiny

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Court records indicate two registered sex offenders were supposed to be closely monitored when they allegedly killed four women in Southern California.

Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon were arrested Friday in connection with the murder of a woman whose body turned up at an Anaheim trash sorting facility, and three women who disappeared in Santa Ana.

The men were ordered to register as sex offenders after being convicted in separate cases of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that they've known each other since at least April 2012, when they cut off their GPS tracking devices and fled to Nevada. After being caught there, they were ordered to undergo more monitoring and check in with police every 30 days.

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