The men who helped publish the late Michelle McNamara’s book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” talked about the role she played in investigating the decades-old Golden State Killer case during a Q&A session at the Citrus Heights, Calif., Barnes & Noble on Wednesday night. Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, McNamara’s husband and the person who worked to get the book published after her death in 2016, attended the event, along with roughly 450 true crime fans and Sacramento-area residents who packed into the bookstore.
In the early morning of July 27, 1981, the Golden State Killer sneaked into a Goleta, Calif., home where Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez were sleeping. Their bludgeoned bodies were found the next day when a real estate agent stopped by with prospective buyers.
He is suspected in at least a dozen killings and roughly 50 rapes in the 1970s and ’80s. (José Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool) Joseph James DeAngelo appears in Sacramento Superior Court, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Paul Holes, retired Contra Costa investigator who spent 24 years investigating the “Golden State Killer” is photographed outside the Sacramento District Attorney’s office in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. District Attorneys from county across the Bay Area join the FBI and crime investigators in a press conference announcing the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo, 72. Between 1976 and 1986, the violent and elusive individual known as the East Area Rapist and later as the Original Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer, committed 12 homicides, 45 rapes, and more than 120 residential burglaries in multiple California communities.
Authorities on Wednesday identified Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, of Citrus Heights, as the man suspected of being the “Golden State Killer” and “East Area Rapist.” Paul Holes, retired Contra Costa investigator who spent 24 years investigating the “Golden State Killer” is photographed outside the Sacramento District Attorney’s office in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
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Paul Holes, who first identified former police officer Joseph DeAngelo as the lead suspect in the cold case, told podcast My Favourite Murder DeAngelo allegedly took trophies and jewellery from victim’s houses. The FBI released images from inside DeAngelo’s home last month, along with a photograph of a ring police said was stolen from one of the victims.