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HLN Renews Search for Golden State Killer in “Unmasking A Killer” Premiering March 18

HLN Renews Search for Golden State Killer in “Unmasking A Killer” Premiering March 18

Five-Part Series Profiles California’s Most Prolific Uncaught Serial Killer

After FBI Announces $50,000 Reward

Trailer: http://bit.ly/2nLHbm7 

NEW YORK (February 13, 2018) – HLN intensifies the manhunt for one of the nation’s most prolific uncaught serial killers with a new true crime original series, Unmasking A Killer premiering Sunday, March 18 at 9pm ET/PT, only on HLN. The five-part docuseries profiles the terrifying real-life story of the Golden State Killer – a man responsible for a staggering 51 attacks and 12 murders in California. Investigators have searched for the sadistic criminal for forty years and with recent evidence suggesting he may still be alive, in 2016 the FBI Sacramento announced a national campaign and $50,000 reward to identify the perpetrator – making the investigation hotter than ever.

Through five one-hour episodes, Unmasking A Killer takes an in-depth look at the manhunt, patterns, escape methods and

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The Book Michelle McNamara Wrote Before She Died Includes ‘Letter To The Golden State Killer’

McNamara, who for years immersed herself in true crime, dedicated several years to cracking the unsolved case. She’d interviewed detectives and survivors, visited crime scenes and wrangled with “the cold brutal facts,” Oswalt told People magazine.

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People Magazine Investigates Tracks the Hunt for the Golden State Serial Killer, Who Killed 12 and Raped 45

He progressed from rape to murder, wearing a ski mask and shining a flashlight into his victims’ eyes.

Over a 10-year-period — from 1976 to 1986 — he was linked by DNA and M.O. to 12 murders, 45 sexual assaults and more than 120 burglaries from Sacramento to southern California’s Orange County. He is still at large.

The case of the Golden State Serial Killer — also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker — is the subject of the first episode of season 2 of People Magazine Investigates, which airs Monday (10 p.m. ET) on Investigation Discovery

The breakout hit show draws from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime team.

Ahead of the show, PEOPLE editor Greg Hanlon discussed the chilling case on Monday’s People Now.

“This was the ‘70s, so a lot of things we take for granted now – DNA, surveillance cameras – just weren’t a thing,”

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Inside the Hunt for the Golden State Serial Killer Who Killed 12 and Raped 45 in California

It was around 6:30 a.m., on October 5, 1976, when Jane Sandler heard footsteps running toward her bedroom in her ranch style house in Citrus Heights, California, a middle class suburb of Sacramento.

Thinking it was her husband, who had just left for work for the day, Sandler, a 30-year-old Air Force reserve captain, said, “What did you forget?”

That’s when she looked up and saw an intruder wearing a black ski mask shining a flashlight in her face. As she clutched her 3-year-old son next to her, he put a large knife to her chest and muttered, “Shut up, I will kill you.”

The intruder quickly tied their hands, blindfolded them, and tied her feet using sheets from her bed.

“He had this ritual of ripping and tearing these sheets,” Sandler, now 71 and the author of Frozen in Fear: A True Story

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Who Is the ‘Golden State Killer’ and Will They Be Caught? People Magazine Investigates Will Explore the Case in …

A suspected serial killer still at-large, a toddler who disappeared in the woods and a Connecticut family held hostage in their home: These will be three of the 12 cases spotlighted when People Magazine Investigates returns next month for its second season, on Investigation Discovery.

The breakout hit show, which draws from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime team, will premiere season 2 on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET.

Among the cases that will be featured in the 12-episode season is an in-depth look at the hunt for the “Golden State Killer” — also known as the “The East Area Rapist” and “The Original Nightstalker” — who is suspected of killing 12 people and sexually assaulting dozens of others in California in the ’70s and ’80s.

Other episodes will focus on 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz, who

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Q&A: Golden times for St. Louis native Sterling K. Brown

A • I got bit by the bug in high school (Country Day School, now MICDS). When I went to college, I didn’t think it was a prudent thing to pursue because you’ve got to make a living. But as I did my first play at Stanford University, I got a mentor — Prof. Harry J. Elam Jr. And he said, “Listen, I know that you’re not going to major in this, but just keep doing plays. The (drama) department could really benefit from your presence.” And the more plays that I did, the more interested I became, and what I thought was a hobby became a passion. Became a career. I changed my major from economics to drama.

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True crime book about The Golden State Killer written by Patton Oswalt’s late wife will be published nearly two …

  • Michelle McNamara died suddenly in her sleep last year from a combination of prescription drugs and an undiagnosed medical condition
  • Patton Oswalt, who had been married to her for 11 years, vowed to help finish book about the Golden State Killer which she left unfinished
  • The comedian has announced that the tome will be released February next year
  • Entitled I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, it includes and afterword written by him

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Expert Reveals Updates In Hunt For Golden State Killer, Who Murdered 12 And Raped At Least 45

His attacks dot up and down California — as far north as Sacramento and down through Santa Barbara and Orange County — but in the 40 years since the attacks began, the Golden State Killer has never been caught. In fact, the public hardly knew he existed until recently. One crime expert, Mike Morford — who calls himself “True Crime Guy” — hopes to change that.

For more than a year, Morford has been tracking the mysterious killer, whom the Los Angeles Times reports raped at least 45 women and murdered 12 individuals, and he’s met with the Golden State Killer’s victims.

Morford says only recently have police and the public begun to connect the crimes to one man, and he’s been doing everything he can to get the word out himself.

“When I first learned about this case, I noticed he had a much higher victim count than other serial

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The Golden State Killer

Produced by Susan Mallie, Lourdes Aguiar, Gayane Keshishyan Mendez and Lauren Clark

“She blogged about unsolved murders and missing persons. She was a beautiful writer,” true-crime journalist Billy Jensen says of Michelle McNamara.

But there was one case that consumed her. McNamara was obsessed with a prolific criminal who, for a decade, forged a path of destruction across the state of California — committing 50 rapes and 12 murders before he vanished. She dubbed the suspect “The Golden State Killer.”

“He was the boogeyman,” says Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. “He was the man in the bushes that we didn’t know who he was and we didn’t know when he was going to strike again.”

McNamara was hot on his trail and was writing a book about him.

“She was really tired.  She had been pretty much awake for about three days.  I think she’d gotten, like, two hours sleep because there was a

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True-crime writer’s quest to kind the Golden State Killer

Comedian Patton Oswalt opens up in his first television interview about his late wife’s quest to find the elusive criminal who terrorized Californians by committing 50 rapes and a dozen murders, on this Saturday’s “48 Hours.”

Michelle McNamara, a true-crime writer, had been on the hunt for the killer and was relentless in her search for answers, until her death on April 21, 2016.

Tracy Smith and “48 Hours” investigate the horrific case that inspired McNamara’s true-crime reporting through interviews with Oswalt, police and those who are carrying on McNamara’s work by finishing the book she was writing about the case.

Patton Oswalt and Michelle McNamara

Patton Oswalt and Michelle McNamara

“She had a mind for the details of true crime the way other people have for baseball or me for films,” Oswalt tells correspondent Tracy Smith. “She could recall the details

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/04/22/true-crime-writers-quest-to-kind-the-golden-state-killer/