Man who killed jogger plotted to harm victim's husband

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

GLENDALE – Police have released new details on the death of a woman who was shot and killed while jogging.

Police in Glendale have determined Gregory Hawkins, who killed himself during a barricade with police, was responsible for Cynthia Langrall’s death. She was killed at the intersection of 73rd Drive and Via Montoya just before 6 a.m. on December 21.

Police say Hawkins, Langrall and Charles Weber, Langrall’s husband, had known each other for many years. Weber and Hawkins were members of a Navy nuclear submarine crew for more than 25 years. They also worked together for years following their military service.

The vehicle involved in Langrall’s murder was identified thanks to information from neighbors and surveillance footage. The description matched the vehicle that belongs to James Keefer, Hawkins’ roommate.

Hawkins was located days after Langrall’s murder at his mother’s house in Eureka, California after detectives determined he had family in the state. He was uncooperative with authorities and Hawkins killed himself after a stand-off. Police say evidence that linked Hawkins to Langrall’s murder was found at his home in the Valley as well as in his possession.

Detectives say Hawkins was “a vengeful man who set out to target persons whom he had conflict with over the course of his life.” Investigators believe Hawkins killed Langrall as a way to cause harm to Weber for a falling out they had years ago. It appears Hawkins had “become familiar” with Langrall’s routine so that he could cause her harm.

Keefer has not been seen since December 20 and detectives fear he may also be the victim of foul play. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Peoria police.