The alleged Golden State murderer Joseph DeAngelo could have two more victims – a mother and her son – among the dozens to whom he is charged with murder.
And the man wrongly convicted – and slaves in prison for almost 40 years – only wants to close the case for the brutal murder of Rhonda Wicht in November 1978 and her young son Donald.
"I always had hope for (clarified) even while I was in prison," said Craig Coley, 70, CBS affiliate KCAL by phone.
Coley was with Wicht, 24 when police found her strangled and four-year-old Donald smothered in her home in Simi Valley, California.
Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned Coley last November after Ventura County prosecutors did not believe in the horrific crime because his DNA did not match samples at the scene.
The authorities now speculate that DNA may be related to DeAngelo
"It is in the realm of possibility that he might be a suspect in our case," said Joseph May, deputy head of Simi Valley, to KCAL. "We requested a DNA comparison to find out if the DNA that Mr DeAngelo obtained matches the DNA we have in our case."