Mother says police failed to track sex offenders

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A mother has blamed authorities for failing to do enough to track two sex offenders who are charged in the death of her daughter.

The two men wore GPS devices, but investigators say they didn't piece together a pattern of rapes and killings until at least four women were dead.

The situation has raised new questions about the effectiveness of the devices that are supposed to deter criminals.

Jodi Michelle Pier-Estepp said Tuesday that her daughter might still be alive if the suspects had been properly monitored.

Jarrae Nykkole Estepp was found dead last month on a conveyor belt at an Anaheim trash-sorting plant.

Officials say the GPS devices helped link suspects Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon to the deaths and pinpoint their movements.


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