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Roseville police announce fourth arrest in 2013 slaying of freight-train rider

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Roseville police today announced the arrest of a fourth suspect in the 2013 slaying of 19-year-old John Paul Alpert, a college student from Palmdale who is believed to have traveled to Roseville by hopping freight trains.

Charity Ann Williams, 28, was arrested Sunday in Washington by Pierce County sheriff’s deputies on a Placer County warrant charging her with homicide in connection with Alpert’s death. She is being held without bail in the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma pending her return to Placer County to face charges, according to a Roseville Police Department news release.

Roseville police on June 26 obtained the warrant for the arrest of Williams, who is described as a transient.

Three other suspects, Laura Kenner, Edward Anauo and Jules Carillo were arrested and charged with Alpert’s murder in March of this year.

Alpert’s body was found May 15, 2013, by a fisherman on the banks of Dry Creek near the Roseville railyards. Police said investigators believe Alpert had been beaten to death.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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