22 Oct 2019

The kiwi genealogist who helped catch the Golden State Killer

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:07 pm on 22 October 2019

For 23 long years, the Golden State Killer, responsible for at least 13 murders and 50 rapes, evaded police. That is until a genealogist, born in New Zealand and living in California, got involved in the case. Using DNA left the crime scenes, Barbara Rae-Venter found relatives of the killer, which led police to the suspect, a former police offer now in custody. We'll talk to the Kiwi Time Magazine names as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019. 

Barbara Rae-Venter

Barbara Rae-Venter Photo: Supplied