Via Fox News:

The suspect believed to be the notorious Golden State Killer — who was wanted in a dozen murders and nearly 50 rapes from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s — has been arrested in California, officials said Wednesday.

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested early Wednesday at his Citrus Heights home, located 16 miles northeast of Sacramento, after a DNA sample matched that of the Golden State Killer, officials said at a news conference.

County records show DeAngelo is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail, where he was booked on two counts of murder and is reportedly on suicide watch.

Officials said prosecutors will seek the death penalty against DeAngelo, a former police officer.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said that DNA helped investigators identify DeAngelo and helped solve the case in the last six days.

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