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Suspected East Area Rapist Charged with Visalia Ransacker Murder
VISALIA -- Investigators say they have officially linked the suspected East Area Rapist to a murder committed by the so-called Visalia Ransacker. Joseph DeAngelo, 72, is charged with the 1975 murder of Claude Snelling, with a special allegation of the use of a firearm, according to Stuart Anderson, spokesman for the Tulare County, California, district attorney's office.