Investigation raises questions about privacy on sites that help reconstruct family trees through genetic data

Sacramento investigators tracked down the Golden State Killer by comparing the suspect’s DNA to the genetic profiles available online through genealogy websites, the district attorney’s office revealed on Thursday.

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr, 72, a former police officer, was arrested on Tuesday evening at his home in Citrus Heights, following a DNA breakthrough. He is accused of 12 murders and at least 45 rapes from 1976 to 1986.

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