How Did Police Find the Golden State Killer Suspect? Michelle McNamara’s Researcher Has a Hunch.

On Tuesday night, Paul Haynes joined Patton Oswalt and Billy Jenkins for an event in Naperville, Ill., celebrating I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, the bestselling book by Oswalt’s late wife, Michelle McNamara, that the three men had assembled from her unfinished manuscript after her death. The book, about McNamara’s search for the Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized California in the late 1970s, has an indefinite ending. The perpetrator had not been caught, and McNamara could only imagine the day he might be, in a letter she wrote to the man whose name she would never learn. McNamara was born and raised in Chicagoland, lending the evening a bittersweet air; it would have been even more emotional if those gathered had known that mere hours later the Sacramento sheriff’s department would arrest the man they believe is responsible for the crimes, Joseph James DeAngelo. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2018-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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