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

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

in Ml IerielitleAdmitting they had no leads, the Oxnard Police Department.Police Hunt Twin Murders;t-aof:*e?r41tesele?dII,mtntyinillin?risid71ie*drtle?sinsB.noo(Continued from Page 1)couple was beaten and stabbed to death at the spot where their bodies were found. Hood had been stabbed 11 times in the face and back and Miss Garcia also had multiple stab wounds.Four San teen-agers made the grizzly find at daybreak Sunday. Detectives said the youths had spent the night sleeping on the beach about 300 feet from where they found the bodies, neatly covered with a green Army-type blanket. They, however, reported hearing nothing unusual during the night.Hood, who was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other medals for valor during his combat filledyear on the battlefields of Vietnam. and Miss Garcia left the Garcia home at fi p.m. Saturday stating: “We won’t be gone long.”Detectives said the couple apparently drove directly to the beach, because witnesses saw them strolling in the sand shortly after 6 p.m.Detectives said they are attempting to locate the participants of two parties held onthe beach between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. They said oneparty was attended by Westmont College students and the other bv about six Mexican-VAmerican men and women.Two men driving a yellow “Sprite” convertible with a roll bar and “bug eyed” headlights, who were seen walking on the beach during the same hours also are being sought in hopes of finding clues that could lead to the identity of the couple’s murderers.A nine-inch bone handled fiSh knife, found buried in the sand beneath Hood’s body, was believed to be the murder weapon. Police said the knife was “very clean” but they were testing material” on the blade that appeared to be blood.Rosary will be recited for Hood at 8 tonight at James A. Reardon Mortuary in Oxnard. Requiem will' be said at 8:30 a m Thursday at the Santa Clara Church, with the Rt Rev. Msgr. Joseph Sharpe officiating.Rosary for Miss Garcia will be recited at 8 tonight at San Roque Catholic Church in Santa Barbara Requiem Mass will be said at 8 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary cemetery in Santa Barbara.