Public's Help Sought in Tying Golden State Killer Suspect to Goleta Slayings

De Angelo and a sketch of the Original Night Stalker

De Angelo and a sketch of the Original Night Stalker

Documentary Films is in production on a doc series based on the best-selling true-crime book I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara.

DeAngelo was an officer with the Exeter Police Department in the San Joaquin Valley from 1973 to 1976, and with the Auburn Police Department in the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of Sacramento from 1976 to 1979.

His public defender, Diane Howard, has filed a motion to block efforts by the district attorney to take DNA, fingerprints and photos of DeAngelo's body.

Last week, authorities arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, at his home near Sacramento.

He was arrested last week and identified by prosecutors as the man responsible for at least a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and '80s.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is working to put together a timeline involving two double murders and an attempted double murder believed to be connected to the Golden State Killer.

Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet sided with prosecutors, saying courts have repeatedly allowed the collection of such evidence because it's not a form of testimony.

In Santa Barbara County, the mysterious killer was known as the Original Night Stalker.

Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo appears in court Friday in Sacramento for arraignment.

Prosecutors said they used DNA and a genealogical website to identify DeAngelo, decades after the case had gone cold. He has not entered a plea.

DeAngelo was arrested last Tuesday at his home, and is being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail.

The news outlets have requested that a judge unseal any executed warrants and supporting affidavits, along with lists of property seized during the investigation.

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