The case of ‘The Golden State Killer’

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…

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New details released in case of missing Vero Beach grandmother

Officials have released new details on a missing 73-year-old Vero Beach woman who vanished from a restaurant she owned with her husband.Susy Tomassi walked away from the Quilted Giraffe restaurant in Vero Beach on March 16, 2018, and hasn't been seen since. On Wednesday, officials said that there's new enhanced surveillance video. The family says you can see Tomassi getting into a white truck. Officials now have outstanding subpoenas for crucial documents they believe will help the investigation."I miss my mother and there's a void left in my heart that can only be filled when we find her," said Tomassi's son, Rhett Baker. "Wherever you are Mom, I love you!"Her family continues to hope for her safe return.Officials have increased the reward amount. Anyone with information that can help detectives find her is urged to call the Indian River County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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Acosta to take questions on his handling of Epstein case

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta plans to make a statement Wednesday regarding his handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.The Labor Department said Acosta will "make a statement and answer questions" from reporters at 2:30 p.m.Acosta, a former federal prosecutor in south Florida, is under fire for his role in a secret 2008 plea deal that let Epstein avoid federal prosecution after allegations he molested teenage girls.Epstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to new child sex-trafficking charges and could face up to 45 years in prison if convicted.President Donald Trump has praised Acosta's work in his Cabinet and said he feels "very badly" for him, but said he'll be looking "very closely" at the matter.

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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta plans to make a statement Wednesday regarding his handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.

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