Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.



facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News





On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Event Listings

Tech Talk

Looking Good For Lots Less

Spirit & Creativity

Miller Time


View from the Hill


Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Career and Life Coaching

Gardening With Tony

Life According To Lenson

Real Estate Realities



Marathon Running

Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics






Vi's Corner

Pet Tips

Point of View

John Armor

Message to America

Critic At Large... Ruta Lee

Labor Week


10 Degrees Cooler

McConnors corner

Edge of the west

The Physics Wizard


Kyle's Kars


Susan Michelle's Compass


Ask Deanna

Dear Lily

Ask Oona


Dancing with Earthquakes


Sports Schedules

Traveling Beyond the Canyon

Edge of the West

Law Man

Ask Us

Nathan Tabor

The Angry Economist

Truth Probe

As I See It


Truth Conquers

The Live Wire

Notes from Exile

Letters to the Editor

Dog Training by Anthony

Canyon Mews



America's Most Wanted Dogs

World Recipes

Vegetarian Lifestyle


News Briefs

Local News



Canyon Fodder

Bad Movie Night

Critical Projection

Ed's on the Town

Fitness Quests

Flashback Films

Stories of the Strange

Gourmet Grandma

He Said/She Said

Home Matters with Yvonne

L.A. Etch-a-Sketch

L.A. Ruminations

McConnor's Corner

Mommy Minute

Musically Speaking

My Back Pages

Publisher's Pages


Scene and Heard in L.A.

Silly...But Wise!

Sunset Diaries

Table Options

The Paws Cause

TV Stuff

Cartoon of the Week

Santa Monica News

Murder Suspect's Arraignment Deferred
Posted by Rosana Clarkson on Aug 23, 2012 - 11:12:24 AM

SANTA MONICA—On August 17, the arraignment set for a man accused of murdering two women was deferred to September.

46-year-old Edric Dashell Gross is a suspect in the 2001 murder of 42-year-old Jacqueline Ovsak and the 2002 murder of 41-year-old Dana Caper. Both women were from Santa Monica.

Gross was reportedly taken into custody by investigators on August 15 while he was sitting in Pan Pacific Park at 141 S. Gardner Street in Los Angeles.

Ovsak's body was found on April 5, 2001, in an abandoned building on 7th Street, which prompted a homicide investigation. A second investigation began on October 29, 2002, with the report of a deceased female on the 800 block of Pacific Palisades Park, where Caper's body was found on the side of the bluffs.

The investigation on each case continued until all leads were exhausted and both went cold; however, in September 2007, cold case investigators restarted the cases, and through D.N.A. processing and new leads, Gross was identified and connected to both killings.

The suspect was booked at the Santa Monica Jail on murder charges. His bail was set at $1,000,000.

"He [Gross] appeared in court on August 17 on two counts of murder," Jane Robison, of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, told Canyon News, "but his arraignment has been put over to September 25 at the Airport Superior Court in Department 144."

The Santa Monica Police Department asks that anyone with additional information on these alleged murders contact Detective Larry Nichols at 310-458-8939 or Sergeant Ira Rutan at 310-458-8959 or S.M.P.D.'s 24-hour line at 310-458-8495.  To remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27463) or submit the tip at  Tipsters
may remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive a reward of $1,000 by Crime Stoppers.


Cliffside Malibu




Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.