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The alleged "Golden State Killer," Joseph DeAngelo,
has been charged with a 13th murder.
Officials announced on Aug. 13 that DeAngelo
murdered Claude Snelling, a journalism professor.
[[CHIEF JASON SALAZAR / VISALIA POLICE]]
"We are confident through the information
obtained from victims and witnesses,
through thorough examination
and specific modus operandi in these cases,
through the development of physical evidence,
and by linking a firearm stolen from the Ransacker burglary
that was used in the Claude Snelling murder,
that Joseph DeAngelo is the man responsible for these crimes.
Snelling was shot in September 1975 while trying
to stop the kidnapping of his 16-year-old daughter.
He also committed dozens of rapes and home
invasions during the 1970s and 1980s, officials said.