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DNA Brings Arrest in Serial Killings Between 1970’s and 1980’s

Between the years of 1976 and 1986  a serial murderer and rapist was terrorizing neighborhoods at night, suspected of 12 slayings and 50 rapes in 10 counties across Sacramento, California. After 1986 the crimes came to a halt and there was no longer a link between the serial killers MO and crimes being committed in the area. However, in 2016, officers re-opened the case hoping to find the needle in a haystack. Over the past week, officers and detectives have been able to link the DNA of the Golden State Killer with former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo. He was arrested Wednesday, April 25, 2018 facing four counts of murder, and potentially dozens of other charges.