The East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer was the most prolific and notorious serial killer in California history. His crime spree spanned from 1976 to 1986 and resulted in 12 murders, 45 rapes and over 120 residential burglaries. Two of his assaults were committed in Walnut Creek with more in Concord and Danville. He remains at large to this day.
Social media affords us the opportunity to present this information to the public in an effort to keep the story alive. Someone knows who this suspect is. Living or dead, he was someone’s relative, co-worker, or neighbor. Help us bring justice to his many victims by reviewing the information below.
The subject, who may be 60-75 years old now, was described as a white male standing approximately 5’10” tall and having blond or light brown hair and an athletic build. He may have had an interest or training in military or law enforcement techniques, as he was familiar and proficient with firearms. He also may have worked in the construction industry. His crimes occurred in the following areas:
1976-1978: Greater Sacramento Region
1977-1978: Central Valley (Stockton)
1978-1979: Bay Area including Contra Costa County
1979: Central California (Santa Barbara)
1980-1986: Southern California
Individuals with information about the subject may call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). Additionally, information may be submitted to the FBI’s online tip line at tips.fbi.gov.
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