Published: Mon, April 30, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Arrest of "Golden State Killer" Mirrors Prediction in Michelle McNamara's Book

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Authorities believe that as the Golden State Killer, DeAngelo was responsible for at least 12 murders as well as dozens of rapes during the 1970s and 1980s.

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US detectives analyzed DNA to capture the former policeman alleged to be the notorious "Golden State Killer" - but it was a book that sparked renewed interest in the murders. He worked as an officer in Exeter from 1973 until 1976, when he joined the Auburn Police Department outside Sacramento. Jones stated that the 72-year-old was stunned when deputies arrested him and informed them he had a roast within the oven.

The FBI said DNA as well as "patterns used in the crimes", led them to believe the same suspect committed "45 rapes, 12 homicides, and multiple residential burglaries" throughout the state.

Authorities were seeking weapons and other items that could link the suspect to the crimes, Sacramento County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Belli said. He would sometimes tie up his female victims' partners and place dishes on their backs.

A trademark of the crimes, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, was the suspect's theft of token items like coins.

McNamara no doubt would have been pleased and perhaps vindicated by the arrest of 72-year-old former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo on two counts of murder; Sacramento police, who made the arrest, said they are preparing more charges. And I even considered, I should just knock on his door.

Her husband told me she wouldn't care about the credit. "There were enough times where we just knew not to bother him and not to incite him".

But was DeAngelo ever actually on McNamara's list of suspects?

We now know that DNA collected from one of the crime scenes was compared to online genetic profiles on sites people submit their DNA to in hopes of learning more about their family tree. "This all occurred in the last six days". "The answer has always been in Sacramento".

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In fact, officers assigned to a special task force were required to submit saliva samples to exclude anyone who shared a genetic trait, Phillips said.

For Schubert, the work was also personal.

She called police, who responded with in minutes and asked her to provide a detailed description of what she saw. According to McNamara, attacks began in the Sacramento area in June 1976 and stopped in July 1979.

Holes, a cold case expert and retired Contra Costa County District Attorney inspector, said GEDMatch was his team's biggest tool.

"We will, God willing, hold this man fully accountable for his crimes".

"I just refused. I really felt like I got the best of that guy", she said.

'Her book and the article that led to the book really amped up of the interest in the case, and really put a lot of focus on this, not to discredit the work that the police and the lab technicians did, but it is this - it was like, it was her dream, ' Oswalt told Meyers.

Bruce Harrington, whose brother and sister-in-law were murdered in Orange County in 1980, was at the press conference.

"He was wearing a ski mask, he had a flashlight in my eyes, so you couldn't see much of him" said Margaret.

He also had a message for the rape victims. "He's now in jail and he is history", Harrington said.

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