Joseph James DeAngelo

EARONS, The East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker

  Active for 12 years
(1975-1986) in United States

13

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

13

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 16 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 11 Books About Joseph James DeAngelo
  14. 10 External References
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Joseph James DeAngelo (Joseph James DeAngelo Jr.) an American serial killer rapist burglar and former police officer known as EARONS, The East Area rapist , The Original Night Stalker, The Golden State Killer, The Visalia Ransacker and the Diamond Knot Killer, who committed at least thirteen murders, more than fifty rapes, and over a hundred burglaries in California from 1974 to 1986. DeAngelo is suspected of being the Golden State Killer who terrorised residents of six counties during the 1970s and ’80s. DeAngelo was arrested in 2018 after authorities linked him to the cold case homicides using DNA from his 4th cousin which was submitted to gedmatch.com. DeAngelo is being kept in isolation in the Sacramento County Jail.

Joseph James DeAngelo Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Joseph James DeAngelo (aka) EARONS, The East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, was active for 12 years between 1975-1986, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States.

Joseph James DeAngelo was born (Joseph James DeAngelo Jr.) on November 8th 1945 in Bath, Steuben County, New York, United States. He was raised by both parents until their divorce, his mother and step-father, Jack Bosanko, until adulthood. DeAngelo had two sisters and one brother, Rebecca, Connie and John. His father, Joseph James DeAngelo Sr., a World War II and Korean War veteran who died in 1995 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His mother, Kathleen Louise DeGroat, worked at Denny's in Auburn died in 2010.

DeAngelo a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. DeAngelo completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. DeAngelo gained part of his education while attending Folsom High School, Sierra College, California State University, Sacramento, College of the Sequoias. DeAngelo married Sharon Marie Huddle in 1973, separated in 1991. He had three daughters with Sharon Marie Huddle. He had a medical condition: micropenis.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail.

In 1975 (Age 29/30) Joseph James DeAngelo started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. Joseph James DeAngelo used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with one of his daughters and his granddaughter in a Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights, where DeAngelo was known to work as a rapist, serial killer, thief, damage controlman, police officer, auto mechanic.

He was arrested on April 24th 2018 (Age 72) DeAngelo was convicted on charges of shoplifting and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 59%
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Joseph James DeAngelo has been listed on Killer.Cloud since August of 2018 and was last updated 1 week ago.

Joseph James DeAngelo a known:

Joseph James DeAngelo
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Golden State Killer
Nickname: EARONS, The East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker
Victims: 13 - 13
Years Active: 1975 - 1986
Ages Active: 29/30 - 40/41
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: shoplifting
Life Span: 1945 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Medical Condition: micropenis
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: married Sharon Marie Huddle in 1973, separated in 1991
Children: three daughters with Sharon Marie Huddle
Living With: one of his daughters and his granddaughter in a Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights
Occupation: rapist, serial killer, thief, damage controlman, police officer, auto mechanic
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 8, 1945
Birth Name: Joseph James DeAngelo Jr.
Family Name: DeAngelo
Given Name: Joseph
Birth Location: Bath, Steuben County, New York, United States
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: two sisters and one brother, Rebecca, Connie and John
Rasied By: both parents until their divorce, his mother and step-father, Jack Bosanko, until adulthood
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Kathleen Louise DeGroat, worked at Denny's in Auburn died in 2010
Father: Joseph James DeAngelo Sr., a World War II and Korean War veteran who died in 1995 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: Folsom High School, Sierra College, California State University, Sacramento, College of the Sequoias

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 24, 2018 (Age 72)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: isolation at Sacramento County Jail, Sacramento, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
16 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joseph James DeAngelo

The 16 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 08 1945Joseph James DeAngelo was born in Bath, Steuben County, New York, United States.  #19451108
Nov 08 1965
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 10 1973
(Age 28)
married Sharon Marie Huddle #19731110
Location: First Congregational Church, Auburn, California, US

1975
(Age 29/30)
Joseph James DeAngelo started his serial killing spree. #1975
Nov 08 1975
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 08 1985
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1986
(Age 40/41)
Joseph James DeAngelo ended his serial killing spree. #1986
Feb 15 1995
(Age 49)
DeAngelo’s father Joseph James DeAngelo Sr. died #19950215
Location: Location: Apo, Armed Forces – Pacific, South Korea

Nov 08 1995
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Nov 08 2005
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Nov 08 2015
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Apr 20 2018
(Age 72)
DNA ran through the crime lab #20180420
Location: Sacramento County, California, US

Sacramento County Sheriff detectives picked up an item DeAngelo discarded in public and ran the DNA through the crime lab.

Apr 24 2018
(Age 72)
DNA ran through the crime lab #20180424
Location: Sacramento County, California, US

Sacramento County Sheriff detectives picked up an item DeAngelo discarded in public and ran the DNA through the crime lab.

Apr 24 2018
(Age 72)
Joseph James DeAngelo arrested. #20180424
Aug 23 2018
(Age 72)
arraignment #20180823
Location: Sacramento Superior Court, Sacramento, California, US

Joseph James DeAngelo appeared in Sacramento Superior Court before Judge Michael Sweet. DeAngelo’s was arraigned on a total of thirteen counts of murder and thirteen sexual assaults.

Dec 06 2018
(Age 73)
court proceeding #20181206
Location: Sacramento Superior Court, Sacramento, California, US

Joseph James DeAngelo appeared in Sacramento Superior Court before Judge Michael Sweet.

Apr 10 2019
(Age 73)
court proceeding #20190410
Location: Sacramento Superior Court, Sacramento, California, US

Six district attorneys agreed to consolidate the case to Sacramento. Prosecutors announced they will be seeking the death penalty against the Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo.

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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 259
previous crimes TRUE 356
previous jail TRUE 340
used weapon TRUE 432
used gun TRUE 431
rape TRUE 428
robbed TRUE 405
previous prision FALSE 326


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Joseph James DeAngelo

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1101204621 Serial Killers 19
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1452052425 Sudden Terror 2
0698176146 Sons of Cain 8
0262346745 Artificial Unintelligence 1

The Golden State Killer is a serial killer, rapist, and burglar who committed at least 13 murders, more than 50 rapes, and over 100 burglaries in California from 1974 to 1986. He is believed to be responsible for three crime sprees throughout California, each of which spawned a different nickname in the press before it became evident that they were committed by the same person.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Golden State Killer on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, Citrus Heights #18HF0599 on orangecountyda.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  3. Felony Complaint Joseph James DeAngelo Case No.18CR04642, May 2018 on www.countyofsb.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  4. Press Release re People v. Joseph DeAngelo, August 2018 on www.countyofsb.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  5. DeAngelo Filed First Amended Complaint, August 2018 on www.countyofsb.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  6. Press Release re People v. Joseph James DeAngelo, August 2018 on www.countyofsb.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  7. SBSO Updated News Release, April 2018 on www.countyofsb.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  8. Q4045981 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Nov 2, 2018.
  9. Jessica McBride, Joseph James DeAngelo's Mother & Father on heavy.com, Retrieved on May 18, 2019.
  10. DA Will Seek Death Penalty Against Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo on sacramento.cbslocal.com, Retrieved on Jun 8, 2019.
Internal References

Joseph James DeAngelo is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 37 [ Page 1 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #35 of 321 [ Page 3 ] of American Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #62 of 293 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #113 of 644 [ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #121 of 644 [ Page 9 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #131 of 644 [ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #381 of 644 [ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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