Golden State Killer

Joseph James DeAngelo appeared in court ahead of sentencing for his crime spree as the East Area Rapist and a notorious serial killer.
Director Elizabeth Wolff examines late author Michelle McNamara, who died before she could finish an investigation into the identity of the Golden State Killer.
Former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to 13 counts of murder and dozens of rapes that are too old to prosecute.
Four California counties said they will seek the death penalty if Joseph James DeAngelo is convicted, despite the state's halt on executions.
The case links Joseph James DeAngelo of the Golden State Killer attacks to the Visalia Ransacker crimes.
Joseph James DeAngelo has now been charged in a dozen homicides.
"We could finally have answers to one of the greatest whodunits of all time," a criminologist said.
"He would absolutely look to try to use that to his advantage,” one police chief said.
After decades of pursuing the Golden State Killer, Sacramento Police identified an alleged suspect by using an online DNA database.