The case of 'The Golden State Killer'
Joseph James DeAngelo accused of multiple rapes, murders
Updated: 2:15 PM EST Jan 15, 2020
During the 1970s and 1980s a string of murders, burglaries and sexual assaults in California eluded investigators. Then, in 2018, new DNA testing led to a series of connections that finally put the puzzle together: Joseph James DeAngelo was "The Golden State Killer" or "The East Area Rapist," as he was also known. For those involved, the discovery brought some long-awaited peace. Watch the video above to learn more about how modern technology helped solve the decades-old case. So much of today’s news emanates from New York, Washington or Los Angeles, but what we know is that amazing, authentic and genuine stories are being told around the country every day. Each week, "Dispatches from the Middle" takes a d…