‘He’s a psychological sadist’ – Investigator reveals chilling detail from DeAngelo’s home
Criminologist Paul Holes was on the ‘ My Favorite Murder’ this week and shared the disturbing detail that gave the ‘biggest impression’ when looking around suspect Joseph DeAngelo’s home
Holes said the killer would turn on the television, only to turn the sound off and place a towel over the screen – That way, ‘he would have this glow, so he could see’ his victims
He also collected and stocked mementos from his crime scenes – Jewelry, cuff links and necklaces with heart-shaped pendants were trinkets the serial rapist/killer liked to take from his victim’s home
The ex-cop is believed to be responsible for 12 to 13 murders and more than 50 rapes in California between 1975 and 1986
Mind of Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo [photo], is analysed
Paul Holes was on the ‘ My Favorite Murder’ this week and shared what gave the ‘biggest impression’ when looking around suspect Joseph DeAngelo’s home
The cold-case criminologist who first identified the Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo just released a chilling detail about what he saw in the man’s bedroom.
Paul Holes appeared on the ‘My Favorite Murder‘ podcast this week and shared what gave the ‘biggest impression’ when he was looking around DeAngelo’s bedroom.
The criminologist claimed that the killer would turn on the television, only to turn the sound off and place a towel over the screen ‘so he would have this glow, so he could see her.’
‘[I] walk into DeAngelo’s room, and he has a computer there, and he’s got a towel over the monitor,’ Holes added.
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The criminologist claimed that DeAngelo would turn on the television, only to turn the sound off and place a towel over the screen ‘so he would have this glow, so he could see [his crime souvenirs]’ in his Citrus Heights, Sacramento home [photo]
Holes revealed, beforehand, that the East Area Rapist was known to bind his female victims and place them in front of TVs. DeAngelo would then turn on the television, only to turn the sound off and place a towel over the screen ‘so he would have this glow, so he could see review his mementos and relive his crimes’
In crime scene photos of his home, it can been seen that the Golden State Killer, took souvenirs and mementos while committing his string of rapes, murders and burglaries. Jewelry, cuff links and necklaces with heart-shaped pendants were trinkets the Golden State Killer liked to take from his victim’s home
Jewelry, cuff links and necklaces with heart-shaped pendants were trinkets the Golden State Killer liked to take from his victim’s home.
‘I’m looking at that going, ‘Is that just a dust cover? Or is he reminiscing (and) he wants a glow, you know?” Holes said.
‘Is he pulling out any of those souvenirs and replicating the glowing environment from back in the 1970s?’
Jewelry, cuff links and necklaces with heart-shaped pendants were trinkets the Golden State Killer liked to take from his victim’s home. They were found inside his home.
DeAngelo, 72, an ex-cop who went on to work in a grocery warehouse for nearly three decades, was arrested last month.
Shackled to a wheelchair in court: Joseph James DeAngelo, the accused “Golden State Killer” made his first appearance in a Sacramento court . He was charged with two counts of murder, then.
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The former Bay Area police officer is believed to be responsible for at least 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in California between 1975 and 1986.
Investigators said he gained access to the homes by prying open a window or door while the victims slept. He would then shine a light in the face of his victims and tie up the female victim.
If a male victim was present, the Golden State Killer would tie him up as well before ransacking the home and raping the female victim.
Now divorced and recently retired, he was quietly living in a single-story home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights until Tuesday’s arrest.
Police have now finished combing through the beige-colored house, removing boxes of evidence, guns, cars a motorcycle and a boat, among other items.
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After combing through DeAngelo’s Citrus Heights home, police could be seen removing boxes of evidence, guns, cars a motorcycle and a boat, among other items
DeAngelo is believed to be responsible for at least 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in California between 1975 and 1986.
‘He’s a psychological sadist,’ he said. ‘His big thing was the fear he was instilling in the victims,’ says Paul Holes.
Holes claimed that DeAngelo was extremely uncooperative while being investigated after his arrest.: ‘I watched seven hours-worth of the interviews, and I just don’t see him talking,’ Holes said.
DeAngelo, [right photo], a 72-year-old ex-cop who went on to work in a grocery warehouse for nearly three decades, was arrested last month.
DeAngelo was taken into custody after police established a DNA match from items he discarded with samples found at his many crime scenes.
They used a sample from an Internet genealogy site submitted by a distant relative to narrow their search to him, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Sacramento County Chief Deputy Attorney Steve Grippi told the paper they compared crime scene DNA to online ‘open-source’ profiles until they found the relative.
After months of comparisons, cops finally narrowed the DNA down to one Joseph James DeAngelo and began surveilling him. A day later investigators got a sample from an item he discarded.
Th sample was sent to the county crime lab which found ‘overwhelming evidence’ that after 44 years they had finally got their man.
DeAngelo was first hit with two murder charges for the 1978 deaths of Brian Maggiore and his wife Katie, who are believed to be the Golden State Killer’s first murder victims.
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He was later also charged with the murders of Lyman and Charlene Smith who were found dead in their home by their 12-year-old son in 1980.
Investigators said DeAngelo has three adult daughters. An old wedding announcement says he married Sharon Marie Huddle in 1973, according to the Sacramento Bee. They are now divorced.
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An old newspaper article states that DeAngelo was a police officer in Auburn, and was eventually fired in 1979 for shoplifting from a Sacramento drug store. Auburn City Manager Jack Sausser said at the time that DeAngelo failed to answer any of the city’s investigations and there ‘was justifiable grounds to remove him from the public sector’.
Another old newspaper article said DeAngelo was in the Navy and served aboard the USS Canberra, a Baltimore-class cruiser. He left the navy in 1967.
Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo charged with murder.
GOLDEN STATE KILLER’S TWELVE VICTIMS
Katie and Katie Maggiore: February 2, 1978
Brian Maggiore, 21, and his wife Katie, 20, were walking their dog in their Rancho Cordova neighborhood, just outside Sacramento, on February 2, 1978.
The FBI said the couple were chased down before being shot and killed by the Golden State Killer.
Dr Robert Offerman and Alexandria Manning: December 30, 1979
Dr Robert Offerman, 44, and Alexandria Manning, 35, were killed at a home in Goleta near Santa Barbara. Offerman, an osteopathic surgeon, and Manning, a clinical psychologist, had their hands bound with twine.
Lyman and Charlene Smith March 13, 1980
Lyman Smith, 43, and his wife Charlene, 33, were bludgeoned to death with a fireplace log in their Ventura County home.
Smith was an attorney who was just days from being appointed a judge. His wife worked as a court clerk.
Patrice and Keith Harrington August 19, 1980
Patrice Harrington, 28, and her husband Keith, 25, were killed in their home at Dana Point. Police said they were beaten with a blunt instrument.
Patrice was a pediatric nurse and her
husband was a medical student at UC Irvine.
Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez July 27, 1981
Cheri Domingo, 35, and Gregory Sanchez, 27, were house sitting in Goleta when they were murdered in bed.
Domingo was found with her hands tied and suffering massive head injuries. Sanchez was shot and bludgeoned.
Manuela Witthuhn [left], was killed Feb, 1981. The last known victim was Janelle Lisa Cruz [right], who was bludgeoned to death with a wrench pipe May 4, 1986 at her family home.
Manuela Witthuhn, 28, was raped and beaten to death in her home in Irvine.
She was home alone at the time because her husband was in the hospital recovering from an illness.
Janelle Cruz, 18, was bludgeoned to death in her family’s home in Irvine. She was home alone at the time and police found her lying across her bed.
A real estate agent who was selling the family’s home was the first to discover the teen’s body. Blood was found spattered throughout the home and police believe she was beaten with a pipe wrench.