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‘Golden State Killer,’ a former cop, arrested after DNA evidence links him to horrific crimes2736 views

A 72-year-old former cop is in custody for the notorious “Golden State Killer” attacks after DNA evidence connected him to a stunning series of 45 rapes and 12 murders starting in the 1970s, authorities announced Wednesday.

The suspect — Joseph James DeAngelo — had eluded authorities for decades.

DeAngelo was listed in Sacramento County jail records as being booked early Wednesday on two counts of murder from a Ventura County Sheriff’s Department warrant.

“Everyone was afraid,” Special Agent Marcus Knutson, who was born and raised in Sacramento and led FBI’s portion of the investigation, said in one interview. “We had people sleeping with shotguns, we had people purchasing dogs. People were concerned, and they had a right to be. This guy was terrorizing the community. He did horrible things.”

The cold case also received renewed attention from the recent book, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” and a five-part HLN documentary series, “Unmasking a Killer.”

A former Citrus Heights resident who was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in 1976 by a man believed to be the East Area Rapist told a South Carolina newspaper that she was contacted by detectives about the arrest.

“I just found out this morning,” Jane Carson-Sandler, who now lives in Sun City, S.C., told The Island Packet. “I’m overwhelmed with joy. I’ve been crying, sobbing.”


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<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-ca"></span>Candida
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Put a tire around his neck and burn him

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-um"></span>SuperNutz
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was about time.. good job officers!!

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-bg"></span>Snake Eyes
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fucking twat, rape him in prison now so he can understand!

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-jp"></span>Akio
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good he was caught before dying.. great job!

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-um"></span>Doober
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40 years? oh wow..

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-de"></span>Hackett
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awesome job, hats off to authorities

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-ca"></span>Stovtop
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45 rapes…what a true POS

Mytur-Bin Izderty
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Pop-Pop?

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-um"></span>Niggardly
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Horny bastard! 

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-it"></span>Infanticide
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put him in gen pop and let nature take its course

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-um"></span>SeeD Command
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@Infanticide- and what course would that be? 

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-ca"></span>Richard Cheese
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enjoy slop for at least a week…

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-gm"></span>Mr.Nope
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We caught the son of a bitch…….now lets hang him!!!

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Send him to Guantanamo, as a guinea pig for new enhanced interrogation techniques.

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-au"></span>KingCosworth
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A shame he got to live a life time after his crimes

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Hang the cunt

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-ki"></span>Gustaf
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WOW. Never give up.

Torture him slowly until he dies.

<span class="flag-icon flag-icon-um"></span>Izzy Orizzini
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Can’t believe they caught him! Next Zodiac!

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Send him to Honduras to get “lynched” wink

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He’ll be dead soon enough