Joseph James DeAngelo brutally murdered 13 people, broke into hundreds of homes across in California between the years of 1973 and 1986. He also committed dozens of rapes. At the age of 74 DeAngelo pleaded guilty to kidnapping, 13 counts of murder along with a hundred and sixty-one crimes.
The most shocking thing about D’Angelo was that he was a former police officer. D’Angelo will most likely receive no parole for his criminal activities.
D’Angelo with arrested in Sacramento County in 2018. Police were able to use genetic genealogy technology to capture the Golden State killer. D’Angelo will most likely receive no parole for his criminal activities.
The identity of the Golden State Killer remained a mystery. His crimes remained unsolved for decades until DeAngelo’s arrest in Sacramento County on April 24, 2018.
Investigators tied DeAngelo to the crimes using a then-novel technique of tracing him through family DNA from commercial genealogy websites.
Our hearts go out to the victims and their families who have suffered for so many years. Now they have some closure while DeAngelo rots in jail.