Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph James DeAngelo Could Be Linked To Dozens Of Other Crimes

The list shows that officials believe the crime spree started two years earlier than authorities believed.

Dozens of additional charges could await Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, as authorities say he might be linked to more than 50 crimes committed decades ago in California.

DeAngelo, 72, was hit with four murder charges Wednesday after police accused him of being the Golden State Killer, otherwise known as the East Area Rapist, an elusive monster who terrorized several parts of California between 1978 and 1986.

Police have long believed the Golden State Killer was responsible for at least 12 killings and 50 rapes. At a news conference with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office Wednesday, officials handed out a long list of unsolved crimes prosecutors believe the killer committed.

The list, seen on CNN, shows that officials believe the crime spree started two years earlier than authorities initially thought. It includes dozens of rapes and sexual assaults, as well as murders and burglaries, with some linked by DNA evidence.

Police said they captured DeAngelo, a former police officer, thanks to DNA evidence collected from something he threw in the trash. Prosecutors are investigating whether he is connected to any of the other violent crimes on the list:

1976

• June 18 sexual assault/ rape, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County

• July 17 sexual assault / rape, Carmichael, Sacramento County

• August 29 burglary/ attempted sexual assault, Rancho Cardova

• September 4 sexual assault / rape, Carmichael

• October 5 sexual assault / rape, Citrus Heights, Sacramento County

• October 9 sexual assault / rape, Rancho Cardova

• October 18 sexual assault / rape, Carmichael

• October 18 carjacking, Rancho Cordova

• November 10 kidnapping, Citrus Heights

• December 18 sexual assault / rape, Carmichael

 

 

1977

• January 18 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento, Sacramento

• January 24 sexual assault / rape, Citrus Heights

• February 7 sexual assault / rape, Carmichael

• February 16 assault / attempted murder, Sacramento

• March 8 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento,

• March 18 sexual assault / rape, Rancho Cordova

• April 2 sexual assault / rape, Orangevale, Sacramento County

• April 15 sexual assault / rape, Carmichael

• May 3 sexual assault rape, Sacramento

• May 5 sexual assault / rape, Orangevale

• May 14 sexual assault / rape, Citrus Heights

• May 17 sexual assault / rape, Carmichael

• May 28 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento

• September 6 sexual assault/ rape, Stockton, San Joaquin County

• October 1 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento

• October 21 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento

• October 29 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento

• November 10 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento

• December 2 attempted sexual assault, Sacramento

 

1978

• January 28 sexual assault/ rape, Carmichael

• February 2 two murders, Rancho Cordova

• March 18 sexual assault / rape, Stockton, San Joaquin County

• April 14 sexual assault / rape, Sacramento

• June 5 sexual assault / rape, Modesto, Stanislaus County

• June 7 sexual assault rape, Davis, Yolo County

• June 23 sexual assault/ rape, Modesto

• June 24 sexual assault / rape, Davis

• July 6 sexual assault / rape, Davis

• October 7 sexual assault / rape, Concord, Contra Costa County

• October 13 sexual assault / rape, Concord

• November 4 sexual assault / rape, San Jose, Santa Clara County

• December 2 sexual assault / rape, San Jose

• December 8 sexual assault/ rape, (DNA link), Danville, Contra Costa County

• December 18 sexual assault / rape, San Ramon, Contra Costa County

 

1979

• January 28 sexual assault/ rape, Carmichael

• March 20 sexual assault/ rape, Rancho Cordova

• April 4 sexual assault / rape, Fremont, Alameda County

• June 2 sexual assault / rape, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County

• June 11 sexual assault / rape, (DNA link), Danville, Contra Costa County

• June 25 sexual assault/ rape, Walnut Creek

• July 12 sexual assault/ rape, Danville

• October 1 attempted sexual assault/ murder (no DNA), Goleta, Santa Barbara County

• December 30 two murders, Goleta

 

1980

• March 13 sexual assault/ rape/ two murders (DNA link), Ventura, Ventura County

• August 19 sexual assault / rape / two murders (DNA link), Dana Point, Orange County

 

1981

• February 5 sexual assault/ rape/ murder (DNA link), Irvine, Orange County

• July 27 two murders (DNA link), Goleta

 

1986

• May 4 sexual assault / rape/ murder (DNA link), Irvine

 [Photo: Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and Sheriff Scott Jones announce the apprehension of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo as the suspect arrested in a decades-long case, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Sacramento; Credit; Getty Images]

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