Bizarre twist emerges as suspects arraigned in Fullerton triple homicide
FULLERTON, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) - The Orange County District Attorney's Office could decide Tuesday whether to file murder charges against two men and a 17-year-old girl accused of killing three people at a home in Fullerton over the weekend.
Josh Acosta, 21, of Fort Irwin, and Frank Felix, 25, of Sun Valley, have been held since Saturday in lieu of $1 million bail each. Both may be arraigned in Central Jail Court today, according to Orange County sheriff's
The juvenile is in custody at the Orange County Juvenile Hall. The District Attorney's Office could decide to charge her as an adult, in which case her name would be released.
At 8:21 a.m. Saturday, police received a call from a child "indicating that her parents had died,'' said Fullerton police Sgt. Jon Radus.
Responding officers went to a home in the 400 block of South Gilbert Street in Fullerton and found two men and a woman dead inside. They also located two children inside the home unharmed -- the 6-year-old who made the
call and her 9-year-old sister.
Police identified the victims as Christopher Yost, 34, Jennifer Goodwill Yost, 39, and a friend, Arthur William Boucher, 28.
Police Saturday also located Katlynn Goodwill Yost, the 17-year-old daughter of the deceased couple, who went missing after the killings. She was unharmed. Authorities have refused to say if she is the juvenile under arrest.
Four people associated with the triple homicide were involved in the Southern California furry community, a group of fans who congregate online and at conventions to dress up like animals, a member told The Orange County
"A lot of people in our community were devastated," Christopher Parque-Johnson, 23, of Garden Grove, an artist, performer and videographer for the SoCal Furs, which has members from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, told the
newspaper. "I've been hearing from a lot of people. It bothered everybody. It makes no sense."
Parque-Johnson led a group of furries, as they call themselves, to the site of the homicides Sunday night. They laid roses, left cards and lit candles to honor victim Jennifer Yost, Parque-Johnson said, because she was a mother figure to the SoCal Furs.
The two identified accused killers are also furries, as is Yost's daughter Katlynn Goodwin Yost, Parque-Johnson said. "All of them were always nice to everybody,'' said Parque-Johnson, known in the furry community as Bandit, a raccoon inspired by the film "Over the Hedge,'' the Register reported.
Detectives urge anyone with information on the slayings to call the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-5361. Anonymous tips can be made on the Orange County Crime Stoppers line at (855) 847-6227.
A GoFundMe Page has been to help with funeral expenses and support the couple's youngest children.
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