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Cold Case: Who is the East Area Rapist?

The FBI is offering a reward to help track down, identify and arrest a cold case serial killer and rapist. The East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, has been referred to as the original Night Stalker, with crimes predating that of notorious serial murderer Richard Ramirez.

Four decades have passed since the East Area Rapist operated between Sacramento and Orange County, California. With hundreds of miles covered, this prolific criminal was able to rape numerous women and claim the lives of several. Authorities believe he committed at least a dozen homicides and approximately 50 rapes while active. It's because of this high count that FBI officials are offering a reward in the amount of $50k for any information that could lead to his arrest.
The Golden State Killer (East Area Rapist), operated actively between the years 1976 and 1978, racking up an impressive body count in just a span of two years. However, if this man has relocated from California to other regions with similar unsolved crimes, it wouldn't be far fetched to speculate that this prolific killer and rapist may not have ever stopped committing the crimes he became known for in California.

FBI agents predict that the East Area Rapist, if alive, would be around 60 to 75-years-old right now.

Agents with the FBI are asking anyone with any potentially useful information to please come forward to help bring the victims of this prolific serial criminal the justice they deserve.


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