AIRPORT COURTHOUSE — The arraignment for a man accused of sexual assaulting and strangling two women in Santa Monica has been postponed for over a month, said officials from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Edric Dashell Gross, 46, is expected to go to court on Sept. 25 for his arraignment on two counts of murder in connection with the deaths of Jacqueline Lee Ovsak, 42, and Dana Caper, 41.
Ovsak was discovered by construction workers in an abandoned building in 2001. Caper’s body was found on the bluffs near Palisades Park in 2002.
Gross was arrested Wednesday by investigators from the Santa Monica Police Department Cold Case Homicide Unit in Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles.
In September 2007, investigators reopened both investigations. Through DNA processing and new leads, Gross was identified and linked to the murders, said SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis.