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Calif. Police Arrest Suspect In 'Golden State Killer' Case

The "Golden State Killer" is believed to have killed at least 12 people and raped at least 45 victims in California in the 1970s and '80s.
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Calif. Police Arrest Suspect In 'Golden State Killer' Case

Officials in California released more information about the man they believe is the so-called Golden State Killer.  

Police arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, and he was booked into the Sacramento County Jail early Wednesday morning.

Also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker, the Golden State Killer murdered at least 12 people and raped at least 45 victims. The attacks took place in California in the 1970s and '80s. It's been over 30 years since the last recorded attack.

Investigators say DNA ties the suspect to two murders from the Sacramento area. Other counties in California have already started filing charges of their own against DeAngelo. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.