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Couple to Live in Suspected Golden State Killer's Home

The 1,500-square-foot property sells for $320K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 17, 2019 2:28 PM CST
In this April 25, 2018 file photo, authorities gather outside the home of Joseph James DeAngelo in Citrus Heights, Calif.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
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(Newser) – The California home of a man suspected of being the notorious "Golden State Killer" was sold last month to a couple who intend to live there. Joseph DeAngelo's 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath ranch home in Citrus Heights was sold for $320,000, a price near the bottom of the market for three-bedroom homes in that area, the Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday. DeAngelo, a former police officer, is awaiting trial on charges that he broke into dozens of homes across California in the 1970s and 1980s, raping and often killing.

DeAngelo, 74, lived in the house for several decades and worked as a night mechanic in a Roseville supermarket distribution center. After his arrest, the house was treated as a crime scene by investigators searching for clues, reports the AP. The sales price is low, but still within the general market price for a home of that type in the area, the newspaper reported. Real estate experts said it is likely the buyers were informed of who had lived there.

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