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Has the Golden State Killer Finally Been Captured?

Has the Golden State Killer Finally Been Captured?

Investigators may have made a break in the Golden State Killer case, with sources reporting a possible arrest.

The book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by writer Michelle McNamara helped re-energize interest in the decades-cold case of the Golden State Killer, who terrorized California in a string of at least 45 rapes and at least a dozen murders. The department said it hopes to release further information Wednesday.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the crimes in this case began in the summer of 1976 when burglaries and rapes occurred in suburbs of Sacramento. He'd pry open a window or door while people slept and then shine a light into their eyes before tying them up.

He would tie up any men present, and pile dishes on their back, before raping the woman while warning the man he would kill him if the dishes tumbled from his back.

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Oftentimes victims would report receiving phone calls from the rapist after the crimes. "On February 2, 1978, Rancho Cordova couple Sergeant Brian Maggiore and his wife, Katie, were on an evening walk with their dog and were chased by the subject who overcame the couple and shot at close range". "Cruel", according to SFGate.

Advances in DNA saw the Golden State Killer linked to at least six Southern California homicides between 1979 and 1986, with each victim targeted after her house was broken into.

Australia's "Mr Cruel" attacked four girls under the age of 13 in Melbourne's outer suburbs between 1987 and 1991. The suspect broke into homes and attacked at least three women, one of which was murdered.

If he were to be alive today, he'd be around 70-years-old.


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