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After 40 years Authorities Think They Have The Golden State Killer In Custody

FBI spokeswoman Angela Bell said a person believed to be the so-called Golden State Killer — accused of 12 killings and 45 rapes across California from 1976 to 1986 — is under arrest.

She did not identify the suspect but authorities in Sacramento are expected to release more information at a news conference scheduled for noon PT (3 p.m. ET).

The suspect was also known as the “East Area Rapist” and “the Original Night Stalker” with the first recorded rape being on June 18, 1976 of a victim named Jane. Jane’s rape sparked the hunt for the man who authorities say went on to commit rapes and killings in California over the next decade.