Investigators say Golden State Killer behind bars

The serial killer and rapist is also suspected of committing nearly 50 rapes in southern California over the span of a decade. The above

'It's terrifying.' Neighbors react to possibility they lived next to East Area Rapist

He and Winters were also working on identifying the "Visalia Ransacker", a serial burglar who operated in Visalia, California during the mid-1970s.

"Very possibly he was committing the crimes during the time he was employed as a police officer", Mr Jones said, and authorities were investigating whether Mr DeAngelo committed any crimes while on duty. Then the murders stopped in 1981 until five years later, when Janelle Cruz, 18, was found raped and beaten to death in her Irvine home.

Kevin Tapia, now 36, said when he was a teenager, DeAngelo falsely accused him of throwing things over their shared fence, prompting a heated exchange between DeAngelo and Tapia's father.

Authorities said the iconic killer is responsible for 12 murders, and nearly 50 rapes across California, some cases happening in areas as close as Stockton and Visalia.

When Ms. McNamara died, the book was half finished. He did and the book instantly became a New York Times bestseller. "He did terrible things".

"Not at anybody, just (expressing) his self-frustration", explained Natalia Bedes-Correnti, who lives just a few houses down from the alleged murderer and rapist.

"Just the fact that they said the book didn't help but then said, 'We've got the Golden State Killer, ' it's a bit contradictory", Jensen said. A home in that community belonging to a former police officer was being searched Wednesday by FBI investigators and police from several agencies.

The match led to Joseph James DeAngelo, who was sacked in 1979 from the police department in Auburn, northeast of Sacramento.

Margaret says her attack happened in her bedroom at 2 a.m., 41 years ago, and the perpetrator used the same other East Area Rapist and Golden State Killer attacks.

The assailant would break into homes during the night and tie up and rape his female victims, investigators said. She sought justice, and though authorities at today's press conference downplayed (and even flat-out denied) that her book had any influence on DeAngelo's arrest, personally, I find the timing to be a little too coincidental.

Prosecutors say Harrington's brother, 24-year-old Keith Harrington and his wife, 27-year-old Patrice Harrington, were killed in 1980 in their home. I'm mad that he is the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer.

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However, she does not want the killer to face the death penalty.

In 1978, the "Golden State Killer" was believed to have shot and killed a couple walking their dog in the Sacramento area.

The well-informed 13-year-old watched and read the news, and she knew who was raping her.

That's when a serial attacker began terrorizing Santa Barbara County, California - more than 300 miles south of Sacramento.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert told reporters Wednesday that the DNA helped solve the case in the last six days.

"The answer has always been in Sacramento", Schubert said. The attacks expanded to the Bay Area in late 1978.

Sacramento County jail records show DeAngelo was arrested overnight on suspicion of two counts of murder cited in a Ventura County warrant. The attacker was also behind numerous residential burglaries in the state, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

This story has been corrected to say DeAngelo's age is 72, not 77.

Ms Carson-Sandler was attacked in her home in Citrus Heights.

She said she received an email Wednesday from a retired detective who worked on the case telling her they identified the rapist and he's in custody. The victim, Jane, was dozing in bed with her 3-year-old son after her husband left for work.

Authorities believe the suspect attacked people in San Jose, Concord, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Danville, among many other cities.

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