Leon Means admits to murdering four women in Muskegon Heights

Posted at 10:10 PM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 23:43:18-04

MUSKEGON, Mich.- Police say Leon Means has admitted to killing four women, two Tuesday and two back in 1989.

Now, he’s in the Muskegon County jail, where the victims' families hope he stays.

It came after a manhunt Tuesday night after Means was named a person of interest in the two recent murders. He was found in a victim's stolen car early Wednesday morning. Sources say he had a cut on his hand when he was taken into custody.

Just a few hours later he faced a judge and was charged with four counts of murder.

63-year-old Anna Lawson was found early Tuesday morning; Means told police Anna let him into her home and there was a confrontation and he stabbed her.

Just a few blocks away, 62-year-old Judy Bushman was also found dead early Tuesday morning in her Muskegon Heights home, where Means used to live.

Authorities say Means told them he got into an argument with Judy then he killed her.

Wednesday, there was delayed justice for the family of mother and daughter Linda and Cynthia Herrera. Cynthia was Means' estranged wife. He has now admitted to killing her 1989.

It’s something Linda’s 100-year-old father has been waiting for for so many years.

“I’m happy it’s over, I mean as far as I’m concerned I don’t have to worry about anything anymore. I’m sorry what happened,” her father Chuck told us.