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San Diego Homeless Attacks: Victims identified

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Investigators were chasing down any and all leads today as an all-out search continued for an unidentified assailant responsible for a four-day spree of random violence that has killed two homeless men and critically injured two others in various San Diego neighborhoods.

Three of the men have been identified.

About 8 a.m. Sunday, the assailant killed 53-year-old Angelo De Nardo of San Diego and set his body on fire in an open area off the 2700 block of Morena Boulevard in Bay Park, according to police. An autopsy determined that De Nardo died prior to being set ablaze.

Shortly before 5 a.m. on Independence Day, transient Manuel Mason, 61, was found bleeding from wounds to his upper body near Valley View Casino Center in the Midway district. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Less than 90 minutes after the assault on Mason was reported, 41-year- old drifter Shawn Longley was discovered dead at a park on Bacon Street in Ocean Beach.

Longley had previously lived in Arkansas, Florida and North Carolina. On his Facebook page, Longley talked about working at a local gas station. In on of his posts, he wrote, "I'd do just about anything for anyone cuz that's just who I am." He often posted pictures from Ocean Beach. His last picture was posted a day before his death.

Late this morning, Father Joe's Villages, a major local homeless- services provider, announced that it was seeking funding to provide additional beds at its downtown St. Vincent de Paul Village shelter as a means of helping protect those who have nowhere else to stay.

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