Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a police officer in Placer and Tulare counties at the time some of the crimes were committed, has been arrested
The East Area Rapist — also known as the “Golden State Killer” and the “Original Nightstalker” — was connected to a series of rapes in Danville, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Fremont and San Ramon in 1978 and 1979. In addition to the homicides and rapes, authorities suspect DeAngelo committed more than 150 home break-ins across the state.
It was one of the most heinous unsolved crime sprees in U.S. history.
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