Bruce Harrington, whose brother and sister-in-law were victims of the East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo. Authorities say DNA evidence led them to the longtime Citrus Heights resident.
Bruce Harrington, whose brother and sister-in-law were victims of the East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo. Authorities say DNA evidence led them to the longtime Citrus Heights resident. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Bruce Harrington, whose brother and sister-in-law were victims of the East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo. Authorities say DNA evidence led them to the longtime Citrus Heights resident. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Worried about DNA privacy after a genealogy site led to East Area Rapist suspect? You should be.

April 27, 2018 09:54 AM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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