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Angeles National Forest: Lorraine Minjarez, 32

November 13, 2009 |  9:41 pm

Lorraine Minjarez, a 32-year Latina, was found dead Saturday, Nov. 7, at the 1.34-mile marker on Mt. Baldy Road in the Angeles National Forest, authorities said.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said she was strangled and her neck had been slashed several times. Robert Louis Caballero, 32, of Pomona was arrested Saturday in connection with three killings, including Minjarez's.

Caballero was taken into custody after leading police on a short chase when he refused to pull over for a minor traffic stop. He was detained on suspicion of murder in the Sept. 29 shooting of Armando Vidana, 25, of Pomona. He is also suspected of killing David Arthur Padilla Jr., 29, of El Monte on Saturday morning.

For Times coverage of the killings see: Pomona man arrested in fatal shooting may be linked to two other deaths

-- Richard Winton, Baxter Holmes and Anthony Pesce

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