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Man Brings Severed Breast to Police

November 5, 1998

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) _ A trucker walked into the sheriff’s department, pulled a severed breast from his pocket and admitted his role in the slayings of four women, authorities said.

Wayne Adam Ford, 36, of Arcata was to be arraigned Thursday on murder charges. He was jailed on $1 million bail.

Details on how the women were killed were not released.

One of the slayings dates to 1997, when the torso of a woman 18 to 25 was found floating in a channel near Eureka, investigators said.

The breast was from another victim, who was killed recently and was a stranger to Ford, Sheriff Dennis Lewis said.

Ford walked into the sheriff’s department on Tuesday and asked to speak to officers about his crimes, the department said. He told investigators that his conscience was bothering him.

KRON-TV in San Francisco reported that he pulled the breast out of his pocket.

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