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OT: Golden State Killer under arrest after 40 year search
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Jason
2018-04-25 17:26:07 UTC
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For those who follow True-Crime cases: Variously known as "Golden State Killer", "East Area Rapist" and "the Original Night Stalker", this guy is finally in custody. Longer, in-depth article can be read here:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/25/us/golden-state-killer-development/index.html?adkey=bn

After a more than 40-year search, authorities think they have the Golden State Killer in custody
By Elizabeth Johnson and Alanne Orjoux, CNN


(CNN)A person believed to be the so-called Golden State Killer -- accused of 12 killings and 45 rapes across California from 1976 to 1986 -- is under arrest, FBI spokeswoman Angela Bell said Wednesday.

Bell would not identify the suspect but authorities in Sacramento are expected to release more information at a news conference scheduled for noon PT (3 p.m. ET). The suspect was also known as the "East Area Rapist" and "the Original Night Stalker."

The first recorded rape was on June 18, 1976. The victim, Jane, was dozing in bed with her 3-year-old son after her husband left for work. Then, she was abruptly awoken.

A masked man stood in the bedroom doorway, holding a large butcher knife and shining a flashlight at her face.
He bound Jane and her son with shoelaces and blindfolded and gagged them with torn sheets. After moving her son off the bed, he unbound Jane's ankles. "And then I knew what he was there for," said Jane, who didn't want to share her last name.

Jane's rape sparked the hunt for the man who authorities say went on to commit rapes and killings in California over the next decade.

It's been more than 40 years since his first recorded attacks, which began in and around Sacramento in Northern California. No one was ever caught or even identified in the case. Police only had minor details about his looks, along with a sketch from an almost-victim.

When the Sacramento-area rapes were first being reported, it was always by women who were alone or with their children. But by 1977, a year after Jane's attack, the list of victims had expanded to couples in their homes.
It's believed the attacker chased down and killed Katie and Brian Maggiore in February 1978.

Police believe the East Area Rapist killed Brian and Katie Maggiore after the couple -- who were walking their dog at the time -- spotted him before he broke into a home in Rancho Cordova, California, just outside Sacramento, in February 1978. Those were his first known homicides.

"We thought he would never stop, but then two months after the Maggiore homicides, the East Area Rapist left our jurisdiction. It was like he disappeared in thin air," said Carol Daly, a retired detective from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

That's when a serial attacker began terrorizing Santa Barbara County, California -- more than 300 miles south of Sacramento. Police didn't realize it at the time, but the attacker's crimes fit the same pattern as Sacramento's East Area Rapist. He attacked women and couples across Southern California from December 1979 to May 1986, and became known there as the Original Night Stalker.
Travoltron
2018-04-25 19:50:34 UTC
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Wow, this press conference is annoying.
Just a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians patting each other on the
back and posturing theatrics and no info at all except a man's name.
c***@aol.com
2018-04-25 22:03:59 UTC
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That’s all these press conferences are anymore: kabuki theater. The Waffle House press conference was bringing forward every law enforcement rep to stroke themselves. We learned nothing from it.
d***@gmail.com
2018-04-25 22:19:25 UTC
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This is so HUGE. I just posted alt.true-crime w this news.

So grateful 2 C this day. Thank God.
Terry del Fuego
2018-04-25 22:53:40 UTC
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On Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:26:07 -0700 (PDT), Jason
Post by Jason
suspect was also known as the "East Area Rapist"
A *HUGE* deal in Sacramento at the time...and now it turns out that
the entire time he was doing his thing locally, he was a cop.

<https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/25/report-suspected-golden-state-killer-arrested-after-eluding-authorities-for-decades/>

"DeAngelo worked as a police officer for two California agencies,
according to authorities. He first worked as a police officer for the
Exeter Police Department in the Central Valley from 1973 to 1976,
during the time several burglaries occurred in the Visalia area.
DeAngelo worked for the Auburn Police Department from August, 1976 to
September, 1979, according to the Auburn City Manager."
Travoltron
2018-04-26 00:39:22 UTC
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So why was he fired? The press conference looked to be going somewhere
for a brief moment when a reporter asked a question about the suspect's
employment as a cop and the Chief said "he was fired from his job in
1979 for [mumble mumble mumble]."
Bermuda999
2018-04-26 03:15:41 UTC
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Post by Travoltron
So why was he fired? The press conference looked to be going somewhere
for a brief moment when a reporter asked a question about the suspect's
employment as a cop and the Chief said "he was fired from his job in
1979 for [mumble mumble mumble]."
"shoplifting from a drug store"

http://ktla.com/2018/04/25/former-california-police-officer-idd-as-golden-state-killer-suspect-was-fired-after-alleged-shoplifting/
t***@gmail.com
2018-04-26 23:50:29 UTC
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"So why was he fired? The press conference looked to be going somewhere
for a brief moment when a reporter asked a question about the suspect's
employment as a cop and the Chief said "he was fired from his job in
1979 for [mumble mumble mumble]." - Travoltron

When DeAngelo was marauding in 1979, people in the affected neighborhoods urged each other to get German Sheppards for protection. DeAngelo now needed dog repellant and he shoplifted the repellant and a hammer, the latter likely a burglary tool. DeAngelo shoplifted them so there would be no record of it. Being a cop at the time DeAngelo was fired from the police department.
Travoltron
2018-04-27 00:26:58 UTC
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Post by t***@gmail.com
When DeAngelo was marauding in 1979, people in the affected neighborhoods urged each other to get German Sheppards for protection. DeAngelo now needed dog repellant and he shoplifted the repellant and a hammer, the latter likely a burglary tool. DeAngelo shoplifted them so there would be no record of it. Being a cop at the time DeAngelo was fired from the police department.
Thanks!
So this is the first case of a serial killer cop that I've ever heard
of. You'd think this would be a bigger national news story. It sounds
like something out of a movie.
d***@gmail.com
2018-04-27 02:23:22 UTC
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Thanks!
So this is the first case of a serial killer cop that I've ever heard
of. You'd think this would be a bigger national news story. It sounds
like something out of a movie.

You’re making me laugh out loud. You never heard of a serial killing cop? When cops go bad they go really bad. Read up on this one:

http://crimefeed.com/2017/12/33602/

I am married to a cop that went BAD
l***@yahoo.com
2018-04-27 21:44:51 UTC
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Amy Alkon: "While it's absolutely great that cops identified the Golden State Killer, what's disturbing -- if you haven't considered this and if you care a whit about privacy -- is how they did it: using consumer genealogical websites."

http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2018/04/23-and-identify.html#comments


Check it out.



Lenona.
c***@aol.com
2018-04-27 22:31:46 UTC
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Any clues as to why he suddenly stopped?
l***@yahoo.com
2018-04-30 15:30:27 UTC
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Post by c***@aol.com
Any clues as to why he suddenly stopped?
I heard somewhere that he got worried about the improvements in DNA technology.

What's odd is that when I checked in Paul Donnelley's 2009 book, "501 Most Notorious Crimes," there's nothing about those killings in either the serial killers section or even the unsolved crimes section, which is at the end. (Each section is arranged in chronological order, so even if you don't remember a name correctly, that helps to determine whether a crime is listed or not.)


Lenona.

Terry del Fuego
2018-04-28 14:11:22 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
Amy Alkon: "While it's absolutely great that cops identified the Golden
State Killer, what's disturbing -- if you haven't considered this and if
you care a whit about privacy -- is how they did it: using consumer
genealogical websites."
And when--not if, but when--it's abused going forward, this one
success will be used to justify it.
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