Yuba City, California, has become the scene of the biggest multiple murder in modern United States history.
Yuba City, California, has become the scene of the biggest multiple murder in modern United States history. Yesterday (Thursday), the number of murder victims found buried in orchard land near the small farming town reached 15. At the same time, police moved in heavy digging equipment to assist their search -- and the murder toll has since risen to 20.
Most of the victims seem to have been itinerant farm workers -- drifters without friends whose disappearance could pass without notice in Yuba City. But the townspeople are free with their opinions about Juan Corona, the local man charged with 10 of the murders.
SYNOPSIS: They call it the Orchard of Death this farming land near Yuba City, California, where the biggest multiple murder in recent United States history has been uncovered. By Thursday, fifteen murder victims had been discovered buried in shallow graves.
All the victims seemed to be itinerant farm workers -- solitary drifters whose disappearance could pass unnoticed even in a small town like Yuba City. Despite the magnitude of the crime, the local newspaper played the story down. To the townspeople, the victims are faceless strangers. But they're free with their opinions about Juan Corona, the local man charged with ten of the murders.
Later on Thursday, the police moved in heavy digging equipment to help in their macabre search. And the murder toll had soon risen to twenty people.