Crime solvers embraced genetic genealogy

The Golden State killer case was just the beginning

Sacramento sheriff and Golden State killer

CAUGHT BY DNA  Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones (left) discusses the April arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo (photo) in Sacramento, Calif.

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