GLENDALE — A 52-year-old Los Angeles man has been charged with killing two women, one of whom was a Glendale resident whose body was discovered 14 years ago on a Mexican roadside.
On Tuesday, Glendale police officials made a plea for the public's help in bolstering their case, including witnesses who may have known the missing women — Esperanza Torio, 39, of Glendale and Maria Santos, 44, of Los Angeles — or have had any contact with their alleged killer, Aurangzeb "Simon" Manjra.
"We are not ruling out the fact that there may be other missing women out there," Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. "We certainly hope there are no other victims out there."
Manjra, a salesman, had allegedly dated Torio and Santos before they were reported missing, Lorenz said.
He was arrested in May on suspicion of killing the women after police were able to connect him to key pieces of evidence tied to their disappearance, Lorenz said.