Tag: Golden State Killer
Ever since 'Golden State Killer' suspect Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in April 2018 after being tracked down with the help of an online DNA database typically used for tracking genealogy, crime-solving via genetic genealogy has increased. Last year, investigators made more than 20 arrests in cold cases. But given that there are thousands of murders in America every year, of which 40 percent go unsolved, why aren't DNA databases being used to solve even more crimes?
In November 2018, serial killer Samuel Little, 78, confessed to murdering 90 women. While the number may be astonishing, the duration of Little's homicidal behavior, and the ages at which he committed his crimes, are also noteworthy.
Some studies claim male sexual-homicide offenders over age 50 are rare—murders committed by them account for only 0.5 percent of sexual homicides in the U.S.—which may be due to steep declines in their testosterone levels. But could a decline in testosterone really put a halt to a killer's murderous spree?