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February 16, 2021: Man Charged With Killing Three Homeless Victims

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today with killing three homeless people in separate attacks in the Rancho Dominguez area over the past year.

“The heartless and brazen nature of these murders against some of the most helpless members of our community shock the conscience,” District Attorney George Gascón said. “My office will be seeking the appropriate justice given the circumstances and that is why we are seeking a life sentence in this case.”

Tracy Walker (dob 10/5/64) was charged in case TA153675 with three counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. The complaint also alleges that he used a knife in all three murders.

He is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 12 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Branch.

On or about June 7, 2020, Walker is accused of killing 26-year-old Patricia Loeza who was found in the 19000 block of South Susana Road.

On or about January 15, the defendant allegedly murdered Kenneth Edward Jones, 26, who was discovered in the 20000 block of South Santa Fe Avenue. The victim had blunt force trauma but also was stabbed.

Walker also is accused of killing 30-year-old Cesar Mazariegos on or about February 7. He was found near the Compton Creek.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.