The "60 Freeway Killer" pleaded guilty today to killing two women, more than twenty years ago. Ivan Hill, 48, was already serving a death sentence for the strangulation murders of six women who were found dead along the Pomona (60) Freeway when DNA linked him to the two additional murders.
60 Freeway Killer: Ivan Hill
Pomona Superior Court Judge Charles Horan sentenced the former forklift operator to life without the possibility of parole for the strangulation murders of 35-year-old Lorna Reed, who was found dead in an open field in San Dimas in 1986, and of Rhonda Jackson, 23, whose body was discovered in a trash bin in a parking lot in Pomona in 1987. The convictions bring Hill's known body count to nine.
Hill was dubbed the 60 Freeway Killer because he left his victims' bodies along the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar, Walnut, Pomona, Chino and Ontario.
He was sentenced to death in 2007 for the murders of Roxanne Bates
of Montclair, Betty Sue Harris of Pomona, Helen Ruth Hill of West
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Covina, Donna Goldsmith of Pomona, Cheryl Sayers of Ontario and Debra
Brown of Los Angeles. The women were killed during a three-month span
in 1993 and 1994. After Hill was found guilty in 2007, his mother asked the jurors for leniency
because she alleged Hill was savagely beaten by his father as a child.