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Sacramento DA and police officials to announce arrest in 1990s violent-crime cases

Sacramento DA announces arrest in 1990s rape cases

The Sacramento DA and law enforcement officials announced the arrest of Mark Manteuffel, a suspect in several rapes that took place in the Sacramento area in 1992 and 1994.
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The Sacramento DA and law enforcement officials announced the arrest of Mark Manteuffel, a suspect in several rapes that took place in the Sacramento area in 1992 and 1994.

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Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and top local law enforcement officials will hold a news conference Monday afternoon to announce the arrest of a suspect in several violent crimes that took place in the Sacramento area in 1992 and 1994.

Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones will be present at the 3 p.m. announcement, which will take place at the Sacramento police headquarters in south Sacramento.

The District Attorney’s Office, in a press statement, said the arrest stems from “a collaborative and extensive investigation.”

The press conference will stream live at the top of this story.

District attorney’s officials declined to comment Monday morning on details of the crimes and arrest.

At that time in the early 1990s, a suspected serial rapist was attacking young woman at night as they slept, and was being called the Parkway Rapist because victims lived near the American River Parkway, including near Alta Arden and Howe avenues.

Schubert and other local law enforcement officials and investigators have used DNA evidence to make several recent breakthroughs of crimes that happened decades ago, including the arrest of the case of the notorious East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer.

That suspect, Joseph DeAngelo, was identified via forensics using relatives DNA samples tested by a ancestry tracking company.

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Tony Bizjak has been reporting for The Bee for nearly 30 years. He covers transportation, housing and development and previously was the paper’s City Hall beat reporter.

Darrell Smith covers courts and California news for The Sacramento Bee. He joined The Bee in 2006 and previously worked at newspapers in Palm Springs, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marysville. A Sacramento Valley native, Smith was born and raised at Beale Air Force Base, near Marysville.

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