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Iowa native, Loras alum among Golden State Killer's victims

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

An Iowa-born surgeon was among the victims of a serial killer police now say is in custody in California.

72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested overnight and is being held without bail in a California jail. Investigators suspect the former police officer is the Golden State Killer, who is believed to be responsible for at least 12 homicides and over 45 rape cases throughout California in the 1970s and 1980s..

On December 30, 1979, Doctor Robert Offerman became one of the Golden State Killer's victims. Police at the time said Offerman was found slain along with Alexandra Manning in Offerman's home in Goleta, California. Both were shot to death.

An online memorial for Offerman shows he was born in August 1935 in Dyersville. As of Wednesday night, several posts on that page reference the Golden State Killer being captured. 

Newspaper archives show Offerman also lived in Dubuque prior to moving to California, and a former classmate tells KWWL Offerman also attended Loras College.

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