Murder Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Wed, Feb 25, 1970.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, February 25, 1970

Police Hunt Pair In Twin MurdersSanta Barbara detectives today were combing their city for two young men wanted for questioning in the vicious knife-slaying of an Oxnard Vietnam war veteran and his pretty Santa Barbara fiancee.Detectives said the pair, both in their early 20s, were seen “washing cut wounds” at an east beach area service station near where the bodies of the couple, ,tohn Franklin Hood, 23, of 460 Helsam Ave., and Sandra Gracia, 20, of 3088 Calle Pinon, Santa Barbara, were found.Witnesses told detectives the two men walked into the station about 1 a.m. with cut wounds they said they had received as the result of a fight in the east beach area.Detectives said one of the men had a vertical cut across the center of his forehead, extending from his hairline to an eyebrow'. The other man had a wound on the back of his right hand. They were seen driving an early 1950 vintage light blue sedan with primer spots on the right side and trunk deck.Pathological tests revealed Hood and Miss Garcia were killed sometime between 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. The tests were conducted by Dr. John P. Blanchard, pathologist there.Detective Sgt. CharlesThompson said today that he is “fairly certain”' that the (See Police Hunt, Page 2)All in Good Shape