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Ex-fiancee of actor charged in Orange County beheading arrested

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Police have arrested the ex-fiancee of a stage actor charged with beheading a neighbor, scattering his body parts in a park and killing the neighbor’s friend.

Rachel Buffet of Long Beach, 25, was taken into custody Tuesday on suspicion of being an accessory to murder after the fact, the Los Angeles Times reports. She is being held on $1-million bail.

Costa Mesa Police Lt. Paul Dondero says Buffett had been a suspect since the investigation started two years ago. Investigators did not detail her alleged involvement in the killings.

Prosecutors say in 2010 Daniel Wozniak, a noted community actor, shot Samuel Herr twice in the head in order to steal his money.

He allegedly then lured Juri Kibuishi to Herr’s apartment, and then murdered the 23-year-old woman to make it look like Herr raped and killed her.