Report: Officials Used Genealogy Websites To Track Golden State Killer

Report: Officials Used Genealogy Websites To Track Golden State Killer


TOM WAIT HAS MORE ON HOW GENETIC INFORMATION HELPED FIND AN ACCUSED RAPIST AND KILLER. AN UNNAMED RELATIVE SUBMITTING THE DNA GENEALOGY WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR FAMILY HISTORY. BUT THEY NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED VIOLENT HISTORY THAT PROSECUTORS SAY THE DNA SAMPLE EXPOSED. INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT THEY USED DNA SAMPLES COLLECTED AT THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER CRIME SCENE TO TRACK HIM DOWN. USING THOSE SAMPLES, THE DETECTIVES COMBED THROUGH DATABASES OF ANCESTRY SITES WHERE THE CUSTOMERS SUBMIT THEIR DNA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GENETIC BACKGROUNDS. THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY PROSECUTOR SAYS AFTER AN EXHAUSTIVE PROCESS, INVESTIGATORS FOUND A MATCH WITH ONE OF THE RELATIVES THAT APPARENTLY SUBMITTED THEIR DNA. FROM THERE THEY START FAMILY TREES TO FIND HIM. INVESTIGATORS SPENT THE LAST TWO DAYS GOING THROUGH EVERY PART OF JOSEPH DEANGELO’S HOME, TRYING TO LEARN AS MUCH ABOUT HIM AS THEY COULD. THE ARREST IS A BIG TALKER AMONG FORMER COWORKERS AT THIS LARGE DISCOUNT GROCERY DISTRIBUTION CENTER. I SAW A PICTURE OF HIM AND I SAID NO WAY. A COMPANY SPOKESPERSON SAYS THAT HE WORKED HERE AS A MECHANIC FOR 27 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING LAST YEAR. I’M THE DRIVER, HE DOES REPAIRS. HE WAS A NORMAL PERSON AND HE DID HIS JOB WELL. HE WAS REALLY RESERVED AND QUIET. THE DETECTIVES SAY THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER MURDERED AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE AND RAPED 50 PLUS WOMEN FROM 1974 THROUGH 1976. HOW COULD YOU LIVE A NORMAL LIFE KNOWING WHAT YOU’VE DONE? HE WILL MAKE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TOMORROW. HE IS ALREADY FACING MURDER

17 Comments

  1. And why would they release this information about police detective work what the fuck ? This jepordizes alot of murder investigations , the media is dumb as fuckk

  2. This is brilliant. Hopefully, they can find other rapists/killers who have left their DNA and who have eluded police. If what they say is true, and there really is unknown DNA in the Jonbenet case, maybe they can try this method to find the killer.

  3. When someone submits their DNA for Genealogy purposes they should not be able to use that DNA for criminal investigation because to me this DNA should fall under something similar to HIPAA. From my understanding these DNA Genealogy services supposedly dispose of your DNA after they analyze it. The results should be private. Yes he would not have been nabbed had they not used the Genealogy database but that doesn't make it right. What happened to privacy and HIPAA?

  4. That relative they used to get the killer/rapist is now suddenly involved. He/she may be compelled to testify in court that indeed they submitted their DNA to the company. Maybe they should get a piece of the reward money if their privacy will be compromised. Without their DNA this guy wouldn’t have been caught. Unwittingly or not they helped capture him.

  5. wow man! that is interesting, however, I kinda think they should not have revealed that, plus hopefully for the relative this creepy screwball doesn't have any murder left in him.

  6. I mean I am glad he is finally caught, but man he's so old anyways. He won't be living much longer anyways…he has been free living life for what 40 years?

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