Office of the Attorney General
LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that California's ground-breaking familial DNA search program -- enacted in April 2008 -- led to the identification and arrest of the man accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial murderer.
"This arrest provides proof positive that familial DNA searches must be a part of law enforcement's crime-fighting arsenal. Although the adoption of this new state policy was unprecedented and controversial, in certain cases, it is the only way to bring a dangerous killer to justice," Brown said.
"This is an extraordinary piece of detective work accomplished by our skilled forensics team at the Department of Justice," Brown added.