- Associated Press - Saturday, March 29, 2014

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police have arrested three people they call experienced freight train hoppers in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Southern California man last year.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1oc7EG7 ) that 30-year-old Laura Lee Kenner was arrested Friday in New Mexico and 21-year-old Jules Carrillo and 23-year-old Edward Anauo were apprehended in Nebraska.

Last May, fishermen found John Alpert’s body on the banks of Dry Creek in Roseville. Authorities say he suffered blunt force trauma.

Alpert, of Palmdale, had told his mother he was going on an adventure on California’s rail lines but abruptly stopped his daily communications last March.

Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther says detectives did extensive research into train hopper culture, traveling to New Mexico last week to finish the investigation.

All three are expected to be extradited to Placer County.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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