Golden State Killer suspect possibly linked to San Diego crimes

Golden State Killer suspect possibly linked to San Diego crimes

DeAngelo's filed a motion to stop a search warrant that would allow law enforcement to photograph DeAngelo's entire body, collect major case fingerprints, and obtain more DNA.

DeAngelo, a former police officer, Vietnam veteran and a mechanic, was a reclusive neighbor in Citrus Heights, a town about 16 miles northeast of the California capital, according to residents.

Poyser says the department is working with a private lab to try to obtain a full DNA profile from saliva on the envelopes' flaps and stamps. He said he expected to have results back from the lab as soon as in the next few weeks, and nearly certainly by summer.

"While the database was created for genealogical research, it is important that GEDmatch participants understand the possible uses of their DNA, including information of relatives that have committed crimes or were victims of crimes", he said.

"I'm listening and I'm thinking, how can I use this technique in my other big case?" he told the Times.

Detectives in Southern California are testing DNA collected from a double murder and rape to see if they can be tied to DeAngelo.

We now know a genealogy website was used to help capture the suspected Golden State Killer.

Vallejo Police Department's Detective Terry Poyser has announced the plan in the hopes of positively identifying the culprit of at least five murders in the San Francisco region between 1968 and 1969.

Various pieces of evidence, including a rope used to tie a victim as well as the letters, have been tested unsuccessfully for the killer's DNA profile.

Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan said the samples were sent to the lab as a matter of routine. Using DNA to catch criminals used to be limited by the fact that law enforcement databases nearly exclusively contained samples from convicted felons.

One of those amateur sleuths, Tom Voigt, said the key to solving the Zodiac killings is mimicking the Golden State Killer investigation, which included forming a full-time task force dedicated to the case and exploiting publicly accessible DNA databases. "And it's to simply copy what happened to the Golden State Killer".