DNA that cracked 'Golden State Killer' case came from genealogy websites

DNA that cracked 'Golden State Killer' case came from genealogy websites

CoCo County Investigator Paul Holes is "100 percent sure" they have "Golden State Killer " He wanted to solve the case before he retired - and the stunning conclusion to a decades-long hunt for the "Golden State Killer" is something you'll want to hear straight from him.

California investigators tracked down the man they suspect is the Golden State Killer by comparing crime scene DNA to genetic profiles of people who had used genealogy websites to trace their ancestry, allowing them to identify relatives of the suspect, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

In a brief emailed statement, Grippi confirmed the Bee's reporting to a number of outlets, but declined to provide further details. In all that time Inouye says, "We didn't ever really talk about it". "No further information on this subject will be provided", Grippi said in the statement sent out by the DA's office. A spokesperson for 23andMe, a well-known genealogical website, said it was not involved in the investigation.

After narrowing in on family trees that were potential matches, investigators focused their search on DeAngelo, who had lived in the areas of the attacks and fit the age profile.

It all came together after investigators obtained discarded DNA that matched DeAngelo.

DeAngelo was arrested outside his home on Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn't formally announced until the following day.




DeAngelo is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Sacramento on Friday, facing two counts of murder. "It happened nearly instantaneously".

Investigators used information stored by websites that accept DNA samples in order to provide information about family histories, the Bee reported. We have had a handful of inquiries over the years, and have never given customer information to law enforcement officials.

"He would be outside in his driveway working on his auto or something, and he would go into these really loud tirades, Sanchietti said, adding that he nevertheless was unaware of DeAngelo ever running afoul of law enforcement". DeAngelo is accused of 45 rapes and 15 murders.

The use of DNA technology in DeAngelo's arrest highlights the progress that law enforcement agencies in California have done in their use of forensic science.

DeAngelo has been charged in connection with several killings and rapes in several counties, including Sacramento, Orange and Ventura.

His crime spree ended in 1986.

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