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The decadeslong hunt for a masked gunman who was dubbed the Golden State Killer while he terrorized California during the 1970s and 80s is now over, police declared Wednesday.

 
 Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was arrested overnight at his suburban Sacramento home and was being held without bail at the Sacramento County jail, officials said.

DeAngelo was taken into custody on a warrant out of Ventura County, California, for two murder charges, but police believe that he killed a dozen people, committed 45 rapes and burglarized 120 homes during a 12- year reign of terror.

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FBI sketches of the East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer. Between 1974 and 1986, he was responsible for approximately 45 rapes, 12 homicides and multiple residential burglaries throughout California.FBInull

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