Near scene of suspect’s arrest, Patton Oswalt tells of his wife’s drive to catch Golden State Killer

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.

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The files contain writings of lead investigators who explain how…

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.

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Dixon man says grandfather was Zodiac Killer

A Dixon man believes his grandfather was the notorious Zodiac Killer, and he and his mother have provided DNA samples to compare as possible familial matches. “I believe my grandfather did it because he matches the description,” said Phillip Powers, who has provided to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office photos, writing samples and other items he believes links his grandfather to the killings that occurred in the late 1960s and into the early 1970s – including several in Solano.

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Golden State Killer files: Judge mulls releasing trove of documents

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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DNA is just another way we can’t opt out of data sharing

Growing up in California, serial killers are as much a fact of life as year-round citrus or having a bit of Spanish in your daily vocabulary. News of the Golden State Killer’s arrest came as a surprise and a relief to most of us whose early lives were shaped by a generation of fear .

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