SAN ANDREAS, Calif. -- Two women who appeared on videotapes found at the Sierra foothills retreat of Leonard Lake and Charles Ng, linked to the disappearances of more than 20 people, were identified as murder victims.
Brenda O'Connor, 19, of San Diego, and Kathleen Allen, 18, of Milpitas were the latest victims positively identified by forensic experts 'from the remains of teeth, remains of bones and reports that are on file in the case,' Calaveras County District Attorney John Martin said Tuesday.
They were the fifth and sixth victims identified from the remains of at least 11 people found on or near Lake's property in rural Wilseyville. Lake and Ng have been linked to the disappearances of more than 20 people.
Lake, 39, killed himself by swallowing a cyanide pill while in police custody last June. Ng, 24, was arrested in Calgary, Canada, on July 6. He is being held without bail pending trial Dec. 16 on attempted murder charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident.
Ng also faces extradition to California on charges connected with 10 murders, including those of O'Connor and Allen.
The two young women were seen as captives on separate videotapes found at Lake's retreat, investigators said.
Besides the deaths of O'Connor and Allen, Ng has been charged in Calaveras County in the killings of Michael Sean Carroll, 23, of San Jose, Calif., who was Allen's boyfriend; Lonnie Bond, 27, who was O'Connor's common-law husband, and their son, Lonnie Jr.; Robin Scott Stapley, 26, of San Diego; Jeff Gerald, 25, of Oakland, and Cliff Peranteau, 24, of San Francisco.
Ng is also charged with being an accessory to the murder of Paul Cosner, 39, a San Francisco car salesman.
In San Francisco, Ng has been charged with the murder of disc jockey Donald Giuletti, 38, and the attempted murder of his roommate, Richard Carrazza.