Transcript for July 26, 1999: Cary Stayner confesses to killing a woman in Yosemite National Park
In Sacramento today a motel handyman has confessed to killing a woman in Yosemite National Park. He's also the prime suspect in the murder of three sightseers near Yosemite in February. That has been widely reported he'd been questioned by the FBI. After those first killings and let go the latest from ABC's Lisa salters. 37 year old Carey senior appeared in court today charged with killing 26 year old Yosemite park guide and Joey Armstrong. The FBI filed an affidavit that says stain or admitted murdering Armstrong and provided. But today the FBI is no closer to explaining how they missed saner in their investigation into the three earlier murders at Yosemite. Carroll signed her daughter Julie and friends still be Apolo so we're last seen alive at the cedar lodge resort where stain or worked as a handyman. Carrie stare was interviewed by FBI agents and task force members in connection with the simplest of case. He was not considered a suspect at the time massacred. In fact two months ago FBI officials seems confident that the people they believed were responsible for the sun we'll also killings. We're already behind bars on unrelated charges. In May they reassure the public that Yosemite National Park with say. They now say they were wrong. After Jolie Armstrong's body was found last week stain or was questioned again twice he refused to let sheriff's search his backpack. While they waited for a warrant to conduct that search saner was released it was not until the next day when he failed to show up for work. That the FBI began looking for staying here again. If there are lessons he learned or mistakes made. We will we will identify those. Police now say again they are confident they have the right suspect behind bars Lisa salters ABC news Sacramento.
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