All Summaries of Golden State Killer DNA investigation

Paul Detrick filed this request with the Ventura County District Attorney of Ventura County, CA.


From: Paul Detrick

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All summaries written by the Ventura County District Attorney's office about the genealogy DNA investigation of the Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, using DNA (semen) found at the 1980 Lyman and Charlene Smith crime scene. The summaries include an explanation of the use of MyHeritage or MyHeritageDNA by genealogist Barbara-Rae Venter.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Paul Detrick

From: Ventura County District Attorney


I was out of the office last week. We are still attempting to locate any responsive documents. I will respond today or tomorrow to your request.

Thank you,


Chuck Hughes
Chief Deputy District Attorney
County of Ventura
Hall of Justice
800 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite 314
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-2719

From: Ventura County District Attorney

Good morning,

Please see the attached response from Chief Deputy District Attorney Chuck Hughes.

Thank you,

Cynthia R. Troutman
Management Assistant - Legal
Ventura County District Attorney's Office
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
(805) 654-2354