Police say DNA points to Joseph James DeAngelo as suspected 'Golden State Killer'

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Mugshot of Joseph James DeAngelo/ Twitter: @SacSheriff
An elusive suspected serial rapist and murderer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, has been found in Sacramento, California after decades of fruitless investigations, ABC News reports.
DeAngelo is suspected to be the “Golden State Killer,” known to have committed 12 murders and 45 rapes in California in the 1970s and 80s.
Sacramento police officials credit a “discarded” DNA sample for establishing the link between DeAngelo and the murder of Brian and Katie Maggiore. The pair were chased down and shot in 1978 after they were on an evening walk with their dog. Police confirmed DeAngelo had been charged with eight murders
The suspect, known by other nicknames like “Diamond Knot Killer” and the “Original Night Stalker”, worked as a law enforcement officer in Auburn Police Department from 1976 until he was sacked in 1979 after allegedly shoplifting a hammer and a can of dog repellent from a local drug store.
Authorities have charged DeAngelo with eight counts of murder and said he could face dozens more.

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