DNA from ancestry websites led to the arrest of the accused Golden State Killer, according to the district attorney.
Seventy-two-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested after authorities compared DNA collection from crime scenes to the information on the ancestry websites.
DeAngelo matched the DNA of a relative, the report said. Investigators zeroed in on DeAngelo, who lived on a quiet street in Citrus Heights.
DeAngelo is expected to appear in court on Friday.
Here is the full statement from the Sacramento County DA’s office:
“We can confirm that what Sam Stanton from the Bee reported today is accurate. It’s an ongoing investigation. We have given you as much information as we can at this time. No further information on this subject will be provided.”
– Chief Deputy Steve Grippi
The long-time wanted killer is allegedly responsible for 12 homicides, almost 50 rapes and 120 home burglaries.
DeAngelo was arrested on Wednesday without incident.
He has been denied bail.