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Golden State Killer: how Patton Oswalt’s true-crime writer wife helped renew focus on case, and why he aims to visit …

True-crime writer Michelle McNamara didn’t live to see April 25, 2018, the day police arrested a suspect in the decades-old investigation into the Golden State Killer, a serial murder-rape case she obsessed over in her book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.

But her husband and greatest cheerleader, Emmy-winning actor-comedian Patton Oswalt, who saw her book through to completion and publication in February, did.

Though he was too “neck deep in grief” and dealing with the realities of suddenly becoming a single father to be actively involved, Oswalt says he leaned on her publisher and other collaborators to get the book done.

“I knew that I wouldn’t be able to live and go

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Golden State Killer Goes Global After Sky Investigates HLN Doc Series ‘Unmasking A Killer’

The Golden State Killer is going global after Sky picked up a five-part series looking at the notorious serial killer who committed at least 12 murders, 45 rapes and hundreds of break-ins. The UK pay-TV broadcaster has acquired Unmasking A Killer, which originally aired on CNN spin-off channel HLN, from distributor Kew Media Group. It will air the series as Golden State Killer: Unmasked on its female-skewing channel Sky Living next weekend.

This comes days after police arrested and charged 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for a number of the murders. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced the news last week, coming after Paul Holes, a retired investigator with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and long time investigator on the case, is thought to have made a break on the case by searching a free genealogy website.

The

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Golden State Killer Airs on ID Discovery Tonight

As news on the capture of the Golden State Killer continues to be parsed out by the Sacramento Sheriff’s office, Investigation Discovery will air an updated People Magazine Investigates special regarding the capture of the suspected Golden State Killer. Golden State Killer Caught: People Magazine Investigates will air on Friday, April 27 at 10 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

“With an early morning arrest in Sacramento today, has one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history finally been captured,” the network says in a statement. “The Golden State Killer is a violent predator who has terrorized Californians for more than 40 years, attacking and killing innocent people at home as they slept. His victims shared little in common, and his deadly escapades haunted the Golden State for nearly a decade. Investigators believe the Golden State Killer is responsible for 12 killings

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How to Watch the Golden State Killer Documentary: Start Time, Network

Earlier this week, California authorities finally nabbed the man whom they believe is the notorious Golden State Killer. The serial killer is accused of going on a horrific 12-year spree that included raping women, killing couples and burglarizing more than 120 homes in California during the 1970s and 1980s.

The arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer, has captured the attention of the nation. DeAngelo was arrested Tuesday and charged with six counts of murder in the more than 30-year cold case, authorities said.

RTX2GGG3 A combination image shows FBI sketches of an unknown individual known as the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer (EAR/GSK) described as a White male, currently thought to be between the ages of 60 and 75 years old, shown in sketches released on June 15, 2016.

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Late True-Crime Writer’s Book Hailed Amid Arrest In ‘Golden State Killer’ Case

Police in California say “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara, helped build public interest in the decades-old case of the so-called Golden State Killer. McNamara died in her sleep in 2016 before the book was finished. Her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, made sure it was published.

Here  Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Billy Jensen (@Billyjensen), an investigative journalist and researcher who worked with Oswalt, about McNamara’s work and news that authorities arrested a suspect in the case, 72-year-old James Joseph DeAngelo, on Tuesday.

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Thousands of suspects, many dead ends: the quest for the Golden State Killer

Larry Pool’s life mission was to track down the Original Night Stalker.

The retired Orange County sheriff’s investigator studied thousands of clues, kept a recording of the killer’s voice in his desk’s top drawer and once exhumed a body to collect a DNA sample.

He knew by heart the killer’s path. And his fervor was shared by countless others across California searching for a suspect who went by many names.

Around Sacramento, investigators knew him as the East Area Rapist, whose string of sexual assaults and killings began in 1976. Detectives in the San Joaquin Valley searched for the Visalia Ransacker, who plundered homes there from 1974 to 1975.

Along the Central Coast, authorities focused on double-killings in Goleta and Ventura in the early 1980s. In Orange County, Pool and others focused on the murders and rapes that continued until 1986.

DNA evidence had united many of these disparate

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Golden State Killer: 5 can’t-miss deep dives into the famous serial killer cold case

The dedicated sleuths and forensic enthusiasts who make up the true crime community collectively rejoiced on Wednesday with the news of an arrest in the ice-cold case of the Golden State Killer, the terrifying serial rapist turned murderer who evaded police for decades.

GSK — also known as EARONS, short for two of his many nicknames, the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker — conducted hundreds of attacks, including as many as 50 rapes and 12 murders, between 1974 and 1986, all while eluding authorities across 10 California counties.

He had a meticulous, wide-ranging, and deeply scary MO that included making incredibly detailed maps of the areas he prowled, scoping out his prey for weeks and months in advance, and taunting them with terrifying phone calls.

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., the man whose DNA was matched to that of EARONS, was confirmed in a

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Late True-Crime Writer’s Book Hailed Amid Arrest In ‘Golden State Killer’ Case

Police in California say “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara, helped build public interest in the decades-old case of the so-called Golden State Killer. McNamara died in her sleep in 2016 before the book was finished. Her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, made sure it was published.

Here  Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Billy Jensen (@Billyjensen), an investigative journalist and researcher who worked with Oswalt, about McNamara’s work and news that authorities arrested a suspect in the case, 72-year-old James Joseph DeAngelo, on Tuesday.

Read more at: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/04/26/michelle-mcnamara-golden-state-killer

Late True-Crime Writer’s Book Hailed Amid Arrest In ‘Golden State Killer’ Case07:05

Police in California say “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara, helped build public interest in the decades-old case of the so-called Golden State Killer. McNamara died in her sleep in 2016 before the book was finished. Her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, made sure it was published.

Here  Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Billy Jensen (@Billyjensen), an investigative journalist and researcher who worked with Oswalt, about McNamara’s work and news that authorities arrested a suspect in the case, 72-year-old James Joseph DeAngelo, on Tuesday.

Read more at: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/04/26/michelle-mcnamara-golden-state-killer

Thousands of suspects, many dead ends: the quest for the Golden State Killer

For detectives, journalists and the true-crime obsessives who followed the Golden State Killer, the arrest and murder charges against DeAngelo, a former police officer, marked a shocking turn in a case that had haunted and driven them for four decades. It was also a moment of consolation for victims, their families and investigators such as Pool, who had a list of 8,000 suspects, none of them named DeAngelo.

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