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Investigators release pictures from serial killer Paul Holes’ bedroom

Paul Holes was on the ‘ My Favorite Murder’ this week and shared what gave the ‘biggest impression’ when looking around suspect Jospeh DeAngelo’s home

The cold-case criminologist who first identified the Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo just released a chilling detail about what he saw in the man’s bedroom. 

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Paul Holes appeared on the ‘My Favorite Murder’ podcast this week and shared what gave the ‘biggest impression’ when he was looking around DeAngelo’s bedroom. 

The criminologist claimed that the killer would turn on the television, only to turn the sound off and place a towel over the screen ‘so he would have this glow, so he could see her.’ 

‘(I) walk into DeAngelo’s room, and he has a computer there, and he’s got a towel over the monitor,’ Holes added, New York Daily News reports.

Holes revealed, beforehand, that the East Area  Rapist was known to bind his female victims and place them in front of TVs. 

The criminologist claimed that the killer would turn on the television, only to turn the sound off and place a towel over the screen 'so he would have this glow, so he could see her'

The criminologist claimed that the killer would turn on the television, only to turn the sound off and place a towel over the screen ‘so he would have this glow, so he could see her’

Jewelry, cuff links and necklaces with heart-shaped pendants were trinkets the Golden State Killer liked to take from his victim's home

Jewelry, cuff links and necklaces with heart-shaped pendants were trinkets the Golden State Killer liked to take from his victim’s home

‘I’m looking at that going, ‘Is that just a dust cover? Or is he reminiscing (and) he wants a glow, you know?” Holes said. ‘Is he pulling out any of those souvenirs and replicating the glowing environment from back in the 1970s?’ 

Jewelry, cuff links and necklaces with heart-shaped pendants were trinkets the Golden State Killer liked to take from his victim’s home. They were found inside his. 

DeAngelo, 72, an ex-cop who went on to work in a grocery warehouse for nearly three decades, was arrested last month.

Also taken from the home scene were ski masks believed to be worn during most of the encounters

Also taken from the home scene were ski masks believed to be worn during most of the encounters

A women's ring recovered from the scene believed to be a family heirloom

A women’s ring recovered from the scene believed to be a family heirloom

Police take bags of evidence from the suspect's home

Police take bags of evidence from the suspect’s home

He is believed to be responsible for at least 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in California between 1975 and 1986.

Now divorced and recently retired, he was quietly living in a single-story home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights until Tuesday’s arrest.

Police have now finished combing through the beige-colored house, removing boxes of evidence, guns, cars a motorcycle and a boat, among other items. 

Police have now finished combing through the beige-colored house, removing boxes of evidence, guns, cars a motorcycle and a boat, among other items

Police have now finished combing through the beige-colored house, removing boxes of evidence, guns, cars a motorcycle and a boat, among other items

DeAngelo is believed to be responsible for at least 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in California between 1975 and 1986.

DeAngelo is believed to be responsible for at least 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in California between 1975 and 1986.

Holes claimed that DeAngelo was extremely uncooperative while being investigated after his arrest. 

‘I watched seven hours-worth of the interviews, and I just don’t see him talking,’ Holes said. 

DeAngelo, 72, an ex-cop who went on to work in a grocery warehouse for nearly three decades, was arrested last month

DeAngelo, 72, an ex-cop who went on to work in a grocery warehouse for nearly three decades, was arrested last month

‘He’s a psychological sadist,’ he said. ‘His big thing was the fear he was instilling in the victims.’ 

DeAngelo was nabbed after police matched DNA from items he discarded with samples found at his many crime scenes. They used a sample from an Internet genealogy site submitted by a distant relative to narrow their search to him, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Sacramento County Chief Deputy Attorney Steve Grippi told the paper they compared crime scene DNA to online ‘open-source’ profiles until they found the relative.

After months of comparisons, cops finally narrowed the DNA down to DeAngelo on Thursday last week and began surveilling him and on Friday got a sample from an item he discarded.

They sent the sample to the county crime lab which found ‘overwhelming evidence’ that after 44 years they had finally got their man. 

Rhonda Wicht, 24, and her four-year-old son Donald, were killed in 1978

Rhonda Wicht, 24, and her four-year-old son Donald, were killed in 1978



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