It might have taken years for the likes of The Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer to have been brought to justice, but it’s time for us to take a look at how these notorious killers really got caught. Some of the ways these boogeymen got rounded up by the long arm of the law just might surprise you. Whether it’s through the magic of technological wonders like trackable floppy disks and genealogy websites, or even just being a matter of time, these criminals were finally found and made to answer for their atrocities. There’s a certain level of fascination that is dredged up when talking about serial killers, their motives, and the ways they were caught. It can be chilling to think about how long their crimes go unanswered and how often they can dodge the law, but we can take solace in the fact that justice almost always catches up to these monstrous human beings and keeps them from bringing more harm to the public. It boggles the mind to think about how evasive these serial killers were, with almost minimal effort. Thanks to a few of these men letting down their guards and some serendipitous circumstances, these stories can be told. Take a look back at a few of these stories of how some of the most infamous murderers were finally taken in and brought to justice.