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Tell us what was it like to live in Sacramento during the East Area Rapist’s terror spree

Here are the headlines behind the horror of East Area Rapist, 1977-2018

FBI agents and detectives took into custody Joseph James DeAngelo, who is suspected of being the East Area Rapist. The rapist also was known as the Golden State Killer, linked to 45 rapes and a dozen murders.
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FBI agents and detectives took into custody Joseph James DeAngelo, who is suspected of being the East Area Rapist. The rapist also was known as the Golden State Killer, linked to 45 rapes and a dozen murders.

For many Sacramento residents, the East Area Rapist’s spree of terror in the 1970s forever changed the character of the region. Sexual assaults in Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Carmichael and other communities had people locking their doors for the first time, buying dogs and guns and banding together to form CB radio patrols. Police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo as a suspect in the crimes on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

What do you remember from East Area Rapist’s spree of terror? How did it change your life?

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