golden state killer

3.27.19

A DNA Ancestry Website Is Asking People to Join to Help Hunt Criminals

The popular platform Family Tree DNA is piggybacking forensics' use of genealogy databases to sell its product.

10.12.18

Ancestry genetic tests are making it extremely easy for cops to track all white people

According to a new study, it’s not all that difficult to find someone in the U.S. — even if they've never taken a genetic test.

8.13.18

The accused Golden State Killer will finally be charged for his first murder

He was almost caught three months after the September 1975 murder but managed to escape after shooting at a detective.

5.8.18

The Golden State Killer Case Shows a 'Path' to Finally Catch the Zodiac

A prominent Zodiac sleuth told us about new evidence he said he's seen exclusively and how he thinks cops should move ahead from here.

5.2.18

Don't Give Your DNA to Giant Genetic Databases

The Golden State Killer case shows that we should protect our DNA sequences as much as possible.

4.28.18

The Golden State Killer suspect was identified after a distant relative posted DNA on a genealogy site

Police tracked Joseph James DeAngelo after matching DNA from a crime scene to one of his distant relatives who used a genealogy website.

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4.27.18

Public DNA Database Cracked the Golden State Killer Case, Police Say

Authorities were led to Joseph James DeAngelo by cross-checking his genetic data on GEDmatch, a free and open-source DNA database.

4.26.18

Internet Sleuths Are Harassing the Family of the Golden State Killer Suspect

Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested in connection to the 1978 murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore. Now, his family's information is being posted online.

4.26.18

The Long, Brutal Saga of the Ex-Cop Called the 'Golden State Killer'

A 72-year-old's arrest suggests the terror also known as the "East Area Rapist" and the "Original Night Stalker" has finally been caught.

4.26.18

Everything we know so far about alleged Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo

He's a 72-year-old former cop from Sacramento who got fired for shoplifting. Here's what else we know.

4.25.18

Police say this 72-year-old ex-cop is the Golden State Killer

He's believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45, and burglarized hundreds of homes during his reign of terror from the Sacramento area down the California coast and Bay Area to Southern California.