2 Youths Believed to Be Linked to 3 or More Killings

Associated Press

Officials probing the shooting deaths of three people believe they may be linked to a pair of California teen-agers arrested in Oregon, and they fear there may be more victims.

The Yolo County Sheriff's Department reported late Monday the discovery of two bodies in Dunnigan Slough, about 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. Both victims had been shot to death, said Sheriff's Lt. Jerry Shadinger.

Throughout the day Tuesday, authorities hunted for a possible third body, but none was found.

Two Knights Landing boys, ages 16 and 17, were arrested Friday in Oregon by state police on the lookout for a stolen vehicle. The teen-agers were held in the Eugene, Ore., juvenile detention center for investigation of grand theft and burglary.

Authorities in Eugene said the vehicle contained two handguns when the youths were taken into custody.

Shadinger said the Knights Landing youths have been linked to the two Yolo County bodies, but he declined to provide details of the evidence.

Meanwhile, the body of a Montana firefighter who came to California to help fight the recent rash of lightning-sparked brush and timber blazes was discovered near Eureka, according to Humboldt County authorities.

He was identified as Grant Boe, 23, of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana. Humboldt County authorities said his shooting was also linked to the teen-agers, but investigators did not elaborate.

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