Golden State Killer victim speaks out

Drive 26/04/2018
Joseph James DeAngelo, 72. Credit: Supplied.

A person has been arrested that US law enforcement officials believe to be the 'Golden State Killer', accused of 12 murders and 45 rapes across California.

The serial killer's spree spanned from 1976 to 1986, earning him other nicknames including the 'East Area Rapist' and 'the Original Night Stalker'.

DNA results finally lead police to Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who was arrested on Tuesday (local time), the New York Times reported.

DeAngelo was employed as a police officer in California from 1973 to 1979.

In 2016, the FBI announced a US$50,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

Jane Carson-Sandler was the fifth victim of the crime spree.

She spoke to Ryan Bridge and Lisa Owen on RadioLIVE Drive to talk through her ordeal and thoughts of the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo.

For the finer details of the arrest, Ryan and Lisa also spoke with Sam Stanton, a reporter for the Sacramento Bee newspaper.

Listen to the full interviews with Jane Carson-Sandler and Sam Stanton above.

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