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The OC Sheriff is investigating a misidentification by the OC Coroner’s Office

Contact: Lt. Lane Lagaret, 714.904.7042, LLagaret@ocsd.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE: OCSD Investigating Misidentification by OC Coroner Office SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 26, 2017) – The decedent who was previously misidentified as Frank M. Kerrigan, 57, has been positively identified by fingerprints. The Coroner Division is attempting to locate and notify family therefore we will not be releasing the…

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to retire at the end of her current term

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to retire at end of current term Endorses Undersheriff Don Barnes as her successor Santa Ana, CA – – Sandra Hutchens, Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, announced today that she will not seek reelection in 2018 and is endorsing Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes. “At the end of my current term,…

OCSD statement on ACLU of Southern California’s Jails Project Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lt. Lane Lagaret, 714.904.7042, LLagaret@ocsd.org OCSD statement on ACLU of Southern California’s Jails Project Report SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 27, 2017) – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California released a report today on the Orange County jail system managed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The report presents a…

Former Santa Ana resident on trial for allegedly murdering a prostitute in 2007

Santa Ana has had a problem with prostitution for some time – and the prostitutes have been at times targeted by murderous criminals. The trail of one of those suspects, Jose Esteban Cardenas Zuniga, a 41-year old resident of Mammoth Lakes, started today, according to the O.C. Register. Zuniga is charged with killing a then 25-year…