Criminal charges are expected for John Albert Gardner III at a 2:30pm hearing today in the killing of Poway High School senior Chelsea King. Gardner was arrested Sunday on suspicion of rape and murder. The teen’s disappearance last Thursday during an afternoon jog at Rancho Bernardo Community Park prompted an extensive search effort by San Diego police and sheriff’s detectives, FBI dive teams, and hundreds of volunteers.
Authorities announced yesterday that they discovered a body in a shallow grave near Lake Hodges. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said they are almost certain it is Chelsea. A shoe had earlier been found in the area. The grave was about a half-mile from Chelsea’s parked car. Official identification of the body should be completed sometime today. Read More