Suspected Serial Killer Naso in Court for the First Time, Tip Line Set Up

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - A man accused in four California cold-case killings made his first appearance in court to face murder charges.

Joseph Naso arrived in the Marin County courtroom Wednesday in
shackles and a red-striped shirt. The balding and bespectacled 77-year-old didn't say anything, and the judge postponed his arraignment while the court determines who will be his defense attorney.

The women slain in the 1970s and 1990s all had alliterative first and last initials, and authorities are trying to determine whether that's a coincidence or the pattern of a serial killer.

Investigators say a search of Naso's home in Reno, Nev., turned up evidence linking him to bodies found across Northern California. Now detectives are looking into whether he could be tied to cold cases as far away as New York.

A tip line has been setup for the public to utilize in regards to pertinent information regarding Joseph Naso. The telephone number is: