The Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, now 72 years old, was arrested on Wednesday at his home in Citrus Heights, California, where he has been living for the past 20 years.
DeAngelo is believed to have murdered 12 people, raped 51 people, and burglarized hundreds of homes between 1974 and 1986. Authorities think he started out by raping 37 people and killing 2 people in the Sacramento area and Central Valley between 1976 and 1978. Following that spree, it is believed that he went on to commit crimes in Southern California and the Bay Area.
Following renewed interest in the case after the release of Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone in the Dark, police were finally able to identify DeAngelo as the suspect with the use of the genealogical website GEDmatch.
DeAngelo was booked on two counts of murder from a Ventura County Sheriff's Department warrant.
He is set to appear in court in Sacramento for arraignment today.
Gary and Shannon spoke to Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones about the investigation today.
They also spoke to Paul Haynes, a researcher that worked with Michelle McNamara on this case.