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On April 24th 2018, authorities arrested 72- year-old Joseph James DeAngelo. Investigators had compelling evidence to suggest that DeAngelo committed at least 12 murders, 50 rapes, and over 100 burglaries throughout California in the 70s and 80s, earning him the monikers “The East Area Rapist” and “The Golden State Killer.” DeAngelo might have lived out his life without being caught were it not for the existence of a genealogy website.
Robison-Green, Rachel. "Spilled Blood in the Bloodline: The Ethics of Using Genealogy to Catch Criminals". The Prindle Post. https://www.prindlepost.org/2018/08/spilled-blood-in-the-bloodline-the-ethics-of-using-genealogy-to-catch-criminals/