"Golden State Killer" suspect arrested

"Golden State Killer" suspect arrested

He is also facing two counts of murder in Sacramento County.

The suspect was also referred to as the "East Space Rapist" and "the Authentic Evening Stalker".

In an updated episode, GOLDEN STATE KILLER CAUGHT: PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, PEOPLE's editor-in-chief Jess Cagle and senior writer Christine Pelisek delve into the iconic Golden State Killer case. He was sacked in 1979 from the police department in Auburn, northeast of Sacramento, after being arrested for a theft, and his name had not been on authorities' radar before last week, reports The Associated Press.

It was discarded DNA that confirmed, "We had our man", Jones said at a news conference Wednesday. And DNA linked him to the pair, prosecutors said.

The crimes apparently began with a series of burglaries and rapes in the communities of Carmichael and Rancho Cordova on the outskirts of Sacramento.

Authorities and victims say he would pry open windows while couples were sleeping, tie them up, and sexually assault the women. The crimes stretch across 10 California counties, Schubert said. Some victims reported later getting phone calls from the suspect. "I'm overwhelmed with joy".

She says she's ecstatic to have closure and to know her attacker is in jail. The two were killed while walking their dog in a neighborhood near their LaVerta Court apartment on February 2, 1978.

After the newlyweds were killed, Harrington bankrolled an initiative passed by California voters in 2004 that mandates collection of DNA samples from people arrested in felony cases.

A source told the Sacramento Bee newspaper that the suspect lived in the Sacramento area and was arrested and booked Wednesday morning after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided a home in the city of Roseville, which located in the Sacramento metro area.

She told The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette last month she hoped by telling her story and reminding people about the decades-old crime, someone might come forward with information that brought her attacker to justice. "I have children", another neighbor, Beth Walsh, who lives behind DeAngelo on an adjacent street, told the newspaper.

According to the press release, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and Sheriff Scott Jones will announce a major development in the East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer case.

Authorities made a decision to again publicize the case in 2016 in advance of the 40th anniversary of his first known assault in Sacramento County. The task force has been credited with reinvigorating the case.

"This defendant has been able to live here in a nice suburb in Sacramento", said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.

"No one locked their doors".

She was then abruptly awoken.

He was also arrested in the 1978 deaths of Sacramento area couple Brian and Katie Maggiore. He added several jurisdictions will be working together to charge and prosecute him.

Investigators zeroed in on DeAngelo within the past six days, Schubert said.

"We will hold this man accountable for his crimes", said Totten during the press conference.

The case was back in the spotlight earlier this year after a book on the Golden State Killer, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, was published.

"I think you got him, Michelle", Oswalt said on Wednesday in a video posted on Instagram.

Harrington's brother, Bruce, helped bankroll a successful 2004 ballot initiative campaign to take DNA from all convicted felons and some arrestees. "He's in jail, and he's history".