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DNA from genealogy website led to Golden State Killer's arrest, says California district attorney

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The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office confirmed that the DNA that led to the arrest of the suspect in the Golden State Killer case came from a genealogy website.
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The Latest: Genealogical websites helped ID suspected killer

The Latest: Genealogical websites helped ID suspected killer

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Latest on a decades-old serial killing and rape case in California : 3:45 p.m. Prosecutors say they used online genealogical sites to find a DNA match for a California serial killing suspect. The Sacramento County district attorney's office said Thursday that authorities used DNA collected from a crime scene of the Golden State Killer and compared it to online genetic profiles. Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was arrested at his home.
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Family member's DNA led police to Golden State killer

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Suspected Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo eluded detection for decades.
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The Golden State Killer May Be Caught, But Michelle McNamara's Fans Are Still on the Case

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McNamara's book I'll Be Gone in the Dark inspired legions of online detectives to hunt for the killer. She died in 2016, and a suspect is in custody, but the hunt continues.
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DNA that cracked 'Golden State Killer' case came from genealogy websites

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ABC News has confirmed that DNA from ancestry websites led to the arrest of the suspected "Golden State Killer," Joseph James DeAngelo. Officers surveilled DeAngelo for several days prior to his arrest.
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