'Golden State Killer' Finally Caught in Decades-Old Cold Case
A suspect in the Golden State Killer case has been arrested according to multiple sources, including comedian Patton Oswalt -- who’s late wife, Michelle McNamara, wrote a book on the killer, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” which helped renew interest in the decades-old cold case.
Fox 40 reports the suspect, 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, was arrested at his Citrus Heights, California home. According to Oswalt, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference on the arrest at noon Pacific Time.
The Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 women, and burglarized hundreds of homes, including those of his victims in mid-70s to the mid-80s.
According to Sacramento County Jail booking information, DeAngelo is being charged with two counts of murder and is ineligible for bail.