Women were raped from Santa Rosa to Stoepel from San Juan to Curtis to Monica. Neighborhood watch patrols went on high visibility across the west side. Police told women not to walk alone.
Activist Malik Shabazz has led many of the organized searches raising awareness. He is cautiously optimistic.
"Someone has been detained," Shabazz said. "A person of interest. We're waiting on DNA. We can't say it's over, and until we're told that it's over, we're going to stay out there. Because whoever may still be operating."