She said the man now believed to be a sadistic serial killer was so loud, she could hear him from inside her house.
Finally, an arrest had been made in the case of the Golden State Killer, a moniker Michelle McNamara coined on her personal mission to catch a man responsible for at least 12 killings and 50 rapes throughout California in the 1970s and '80s. "I hope THEY got him".
A Bay Area woman whose family was torn apart by the Golden State Killer nearly four decades ago talked about the relief she felt from Wednesday's news of Joseph James DeAngelo's arrest and why she doesn't want him on death row.
"I think over time she really carried it directly on herself, [she wanted] to give these people something like an answer", Oswalt told Gross. "It's happiness and horror". "I've been crying, sobbing". He was also charged with the capital murders of a couple killed in March 1980 in Ventura County, California. Their bodies were found by Lyman's 12-year-old son.
Oswalt and McNamara's fans couldn't help but notice the parallels with DeAngelo's arrest and how her book ends, with a message directly to the Golden State Killer.
Police renewed their search for the Golden State Killer in 2016.
Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested this week at his home in Citrus Heights, outside Sacramento, after investigators matched his DNA to evidence collected at some of the crime scene tied to the serial killer. More charges are expected to be filed and prosecutors plan to work together to figure out where and when the first case will be tried.
"I can't even believe, I can't even believe it", said resident Corey Harvey of DeAngelo's alleged past. "It's a real person".
A 2012 court filing reviewed by the Daily News identified the relatives at his address as Misha DeAngelo, 36, and her daughter Zasia DeAngelo, 17. She still hadn't had the chance to understand what had happened. "I want to look him in the eye". She says she has a lot of questions for him. "He had a knit cap that wasn't pulled down on his face, it was on his head", she said.
Once DNA tests were available to investigators, they were able to confirm the same man committed three of the attacks that had previously been blamed on the so-called East Area Rapist, according to Paul Holes, who investigated the case for the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.
Sheriff's detectives then traveled to Sacramento to help investigate Santa Barbara County-related cases.
"We know this is an emotional day for all of those who were impacted by this suspect's reign of terror, but it is a great day in the annals of criminal investigation", Sheriff Bill Brown said in a statement.
"I know that Charlene went through hell and her rape pattern fit what he did to other people", remembered Carole.
She said she would prefer a guilty plea but does not expect that result.
McNamara spent almost 10 years investigating and writing about the killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker, on her blog TrueCrimeDiary.com and for the manuscript to the book, "I'll Be Gone in the Dark". Like, I wish my grandfather could know. Authorities say he would often stalk his victims for several days and at times break into their homes to leave twine, which he would later use to tie up his victims, and unlock windows.
She had "no clue this was coming". "But at the same time I'm just like, he was a weird guy". "I'm in disbelief he was in Sacramento".
The wedding announcement said DeAngelo was born in Bath, N.Y., and later graduated from Folsom High School and Sacramento State.