CAPTURED: Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist is a Former Cop

The decades-old cold case, subject of a recent HLN documentary, seems to be finally solved with the DNA-guided arrest of 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo in Sacramento overnight.  DeAngelo was a cop for two California departments while committing 12 homicides, 45 rapes, and 120 home invasions/burglaries from 1974 to 1986.

Contra Costa County cold-case investigator Paul Holes, who had worked on this case for decades, told NBC’s Megyn Kelly last month that the serial killer would follow the news accounts of his crimes and kept a step ahead of the police by changing the way he targeted his victims.“He covered his trail very well,” Holes said. “What he didn’t account for was DNA technology.”

8:05 pm on April 25, 2018