COMPTON (CBSLA) — Authorities have made an arrest in the murders of three homeless people whose bodies were found near Compton Creek Bed.
Tracy Walker, 56, implicated himself in the three murders, which dated back to last summer, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials. He was found Feb. 11 at a homeless encampment next to the Compton Creek Bed and arrested on suspicion of murder.READ MORE: Authorities Find Silvia Ochoa De Hernandez, Woman Who Went Missing In South Gate
Walker is suspected in the murders of Patricia Loeza, Kenneth Jones and Cesar Mazariegos. All three were believed to be homeless and possibly living in an encampment at or near the Compton Creek Bed.READ MORE: Daily COVID-19 Case Rates, Hospitalizations Continue Downward Trend In IE, Ventura County
Loeza, 26, was found stabbed to death on a dirt embankment east of the creek bed, north of Del Amo Boulevard, on June 7, 2020. Jones, 26, was found with stab wounds and blunt force trauma in the same area on Jan. 15. After patrols were stepped up in the area after Loeza and Jones’ deaths, Carson sheriff’s deputies found 30-year-old Mazariegos, who had also been stabbed to death, on Feb. 9.
Walker is being held on $2 million bail.MORE NEWS: Orange County Continues March Toward Reopening More Businesses
Anyone with more information about Walker or murders in the Compton Creek Bed area can contact the Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.