CRIME: Anatomy of a Murder Suspect

In the shady, thickly fruited Sullivan orchards near Yuba City, Calif., Sheriff Roy Whiteaker and his deputies pressed their search—even using a light plane equipped with an infra-red camera to detect buried decomposing bodies. By week's end two more corpses had been found near the banks of the Feather River; the total stood at 25. The only suspect in the case, Juan Corona, 37, a taciturn farm-labor contractor, was arraigned in Sutler County Courthouse and charged with ten counts of murder (he will be charged with more when the remaining bodies are...

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