They lived on the porous border between haves and have-nots. They died in a double murder-suicide

Melissa Millner
Melissa Millner, holding her pet Rocky, wipes away tears as she remembers her ex-boyfriend Geoff Garland, who was killed along with Kandince Cuellar on Veterans Day. Their killer, Eric Krause, fatally shot himself.
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Benjamin Oreskes is a general assignment reporter in the Los Angeles Times’ California section.
Matthew Ormseth is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Before joining The Times in 2018, he covered city news and state politics at the Hartford Courant. He grew up in Arcadia and graduated from Cornell University.
Maria L. La Ganga is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She joined The Times in 1981 as an academic intern, splitting her time between the former Metro section and National Dragster, the official publication of the National Hot Rod Assn. She has served as Seattle bureau chief, San Francisco bureau chief, edited in the Business section and pitched in on six presidential elections, five for The Times and one for the Guardian. La Ganga left The Times in 2015 and returned in 2018 after a brief hiatus during which she wrote for the Guardian and the Idaho Statesman.