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Friday, April 27, 2018

To Catch A Murder with DNA

Police used DNA info on genealogy websites to track down Golden State Killer suspect that allegedly killed 12 people and committed at least 50 rapes in 10 counties in California, from 1976 to 1986, authorities said. 


A police officer, mechanic and Vietnam veteran

DeAngelo graduated from basic training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, California in December 1964, according to Navy Public Affairs.  He served aboard the USS Canberra, a guided missile cruiser, during the Vietnam War, the Navy said.

Some of the alleged crimes overlapped with his time as a police officer in Auburn, California, officials said.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Grippi confirmed the news, first reported by the Sacramento Bee, that police matched crime scene DNA to genetic material from a relative who was registered on genealogy sites.



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