Mementos of crimes sought at home of suspected serial killer

Posted at 2:20 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 17:20:26-04

Investigators are scouring the home of a man accused in a string of California killings and rapes, looking for class rings, earrings, dishes and other items possibly taken from crime scenes.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Lt. Paul Belli said Thursday that authorities are also looking for weapons and other items that can link 72-year-old suspect James Joseph DeAngelo to the crimes in the 1970s and ’80s.

Belli declined to say what investigators have found.

DeAngelo was arrested after a nearly four-decade search for a criminal known as the Golden State Killer, the East Area Rapist and other monikers.

Joseph James DeAngelo

He was charged Wednesday with eight counts of murder for killings in the late ’70s and early ’80s. He is suspected of killing 12 people and raping about 50 and could face more charges.

Police officers, FBI agents and crime scene technicians were spending a second day Thursday in DeAngelo’s Citrus Heights home in suburban Sacramento.

Investigators took two vehicles, a motorcycle and a fishing boat out of his three-car garage and put up tarps to block news cameras.

DeAngelo has not entered a plea.