A serial killer convicted of killing 25 migrant farm workers here has died.
Juan Corona – whose killing spree in the Yuba-Sutter area made news around the world – died Monday morning of natural causes.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced that Corona, who was 85, died at 8:15 a.m. “in the community” outside of Corcoran State Prison, but would not clarify where exactly.
While 25 bodies – found buried in shallow graves in orchards and along the Feather River – were found, it was believed by many in law enforcement that he may have murdered many more than that.
Four of the slain were never identified.
He’s been imprisoned since his arrest in May 1971 and has been denied parole eight times, with another suitability hearing scheduled for 2021.
Corona targeted workers with no ties to the area.
A news release is expected later this morning from the Department of Corrections.