DNA leads to ex-officer's arrest in '70s, '80s rapes, killings

Posted: April 26, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, accompanied by law enforcement authorities from around the state, discusses Wednesday the arrest of a suspect in several violent crimes committed in the 1970s and 1980s.

A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees of the 1970s and '80s -- a string of at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California by an attacker dubbed the Golden State Killer, police said Wednesday.

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