WATCH: Press conference on Golden State Killer investigation

WASHINGTON (Circa) According to the FBI, a person arrested in California is believed to be the "Golden State Killer." The "Golden State Killer," also known as the "East Area Rapist" is responsible for 12 homicides and 45 rapes between 1976 and 1986. This event is scheduled to begin at 3PM ET.

A victim of the notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist says she's overjoyed after learning that police believe they've arrested the man responsible.

Jane Carson-Sandler says she received an email Wednesday from a retired detective who worked on the case telling her they identified the man and have him in custody.

She says she's ecstatic to have closure and to know her attacker is in jail.

Carson-Sandler, who now lives near Hilton Head, South Carolina, was one of dozens of women raped by an elusive serial killer police say killed at least 12 people.

She was attacked in her Citrus Heights, California, home in 1976. She and her three-year-old son were snuggled in bed together one morning after her husband left for work when the man broke into her house.

She says she hopes she'll have the opportunity to face her attacker in person. She says she has a lot of questions for him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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