“A 72-year-old ex-cop has been arrested in Sacramento in a decades-long search for the Golden State Killer who terrorized California communities in the 1970s and 1980s with a series of murders and rapes, according to media reports.
“The elusive, masked killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker, is believed to have killed 12 people, raped 45 people and ransacked more than 100 area homes.
“Sacramento County jail records show that a man identified as Joseph James DeAngelo, was arrested and charged early Wednesday with two counts of murder. He was arrested under a warrant from the Ventura County sheriff’s department, according to the jail records.
“A person familiar with the issue confirmed to The New York Times that DeAngelo had been arrested in connection with the case. Unidentified law enforcement sources also told NBC News that DeAngelo is the suspect arrested in the Golden States Killer investigation.”
Below is the ongoing press conference, which takes place on National DNA Day. “We have found a needle in a haystack, and it was right here in Sacramento.”