elir: Authorities have said Waller never before had been a suspect in the case, but Hill revealed Monday how close Sacramento police came to him 13 years ago when he and his then-girlfriend were questioned by two officers.
Oct 23, 2020 3:57:27 GMT
elir: On Feb. 11, 2007, officers questioned Waller and his girlfriend, Olga Coy, who lived in Fairfield and was the owner of a white Toyota 4Runner.
Oct 23, 2020 3:57:35 GMT
elir: At the time, investigators were scrutinizing thousands of owners of 4Runners because that type of vehicle had been spotted at the scene of the last NorCal Rapist attack in Natomas in October 2006.
Oct 23, 2020 3:58:01 GMT
elir: More than 100 men had been questioned and been swabbed for DNA samples, with all of them excluded as a suspect
Oct 23, 2020 3:58:13 GMT
elir: But Sacramento police did not swab Waller at the time because they determined he did not appear to be the right age as the suspect and did not match a composite drawing, defense attorney Joe Farina said in his opening statement.
Oct 23, 2020 3:58:31 GMT
elir: Instead, they filled out a one-page questionnaire and left without obtaining a DNA sample or taking a photo of the Toyota
Oct 23, 2020 3:58:52 GMT
elir: Thirteen years later, Sacramento investigators using DNA samples from the crime scenes and an online database found a potential relative of the rapist, then built out a family tree that led them to Waller, who was married and living in Benicia at the time.
Oct 23, 2020 3:59:05 GMT
elir: After obtaining a drinking straw from his trash and matching the DNA on it to the crime scene DNA, Waller was arrested by Sacramento police.
Oct 23, 2020 3:59:54 GMT
sammyt: Terrible police work as Waller was obviously within the right age range, and looks fairly similar to the composite. Using a girlfriend's car to commit rape is as low as an offender can get.
Oct 23, 2020 8:53:19 GMT
goldrusher: Have a good weekend all.
Oct 23, 2020 18:10:08 GMT
wesley: Is there video for Waller's court appearance?
Oct 24, 2020 11:18:45 GMT
wesley: And I absolutely concur with the poor investigation being handled in that case.
Oct 24, 2020 11:19:27 GMT
cherylh: Composite drawings and age estimates should not be relied upon. Both are prone to error. Witnesses are often terribly inaccurate in their descriptions.
Oct 24, 2020 16:49:38 GMT
sammyt: The new composite in the Melanie Hall case is of a 'white male, 5 foot 10, 27 years old'. Why would such a specific age estimate be mentioned?
Oct 24, 2020 19:17:39 GMT
samk: I don't think the person in the video is from the area. This person most likely was driving from another area.
Oct 24, 2020 23:04:06 GMT
mtf65: Is there something on TV this weekend about DeAngelo? I think I caught the end of a commercial about it.
Oct 29, 2020 18:41:24 GMT
murderinc: 20/20 on ABC tomorrow at 9 pm
Oct 29, 2020 19:24:17 GMT