A Genealogy Site DNA Test Just Brought Down Another Serial Rapist
Detective Avis Beery, a key member of the investigation for over 12 years, described the NorCal Rapist’s methodology to the
Washington Post, detailing a pattern of breaking into women’s homes at night, then stealing from their homes, or occasionally kidnapping them and forcing them to take out cash at an ATM. The first attack occurred in 1991. Other than the methodology, the only thing connecting the cases were DNA samples obtained from GEDmatch.