Patton Oswalt Has Some Questions For The 'Golden State Killer'

Friday, 27 Apr, 2018

The Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, and the Diamond Knot Killer is believed to have carried out rapes and murders between 1976 and 1986, killing girls and women aged between 12 and 41.

Titled "I'll Be Gone In the Dark", after a statement the killer allegedly made to one of his victims, the book was published in February.

She left behind not just a husband - comedian Patton Oswalt - and a seven-year-old daughter, but a half-finished book on the Golden State Killer, who terrorised Californians in the 1970s and 80s. But on Wednesday, I'll Be Gone In the Dark shot up to the top of Amazon's best-seller list and overnight, the online retailer was sold out of all of its copies.

DeAngelo was arrested after a almost four-decade search for a criminal known as the Golden State Killer, the East Area Rapist and other monikers.

When California authorities on Wednesday announced that Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was in custody on two counts of murder, her fans were quick to link his arrest to the release of McNamara's book, which renewed interest in the case.

A comedian and author has praised his late wife, Michelle McNamara, for her role in the apprehension of a former police officer suspected of a string of USA murders, rapes and burglaries.

"It was her dream", he added.

On Tuesday, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo on suspicion of the murders.

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Sierra Creech says she was friends with John DeAngelo's granddaughter and spent nearly every weekend for six months at his home in Citrus Heights, near Sacramento.

"This is insane, looks like they've caught the East Area Rapist, and if that's true, they caught the Golden State Killer", Oswalt posted while on a flight from NY to Chicago.

Oswalt also pushed back on Twitter against law enforcement statements that McNamara's work played no role in helping in the arrest of the suspect in the decades-old case, adding that it even was his wife who coined the phrase "Golden State Killer", The Hollywood Reporter reported.

"I mean, it's awesome", Oswalt told Meyers.

Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly spoke those words to his late wife in an Instagram video on Wednesday. "But as my research takes me across California the more I feel the moniker, with its jarring juxtaposition, is apt", she wrote in a 2014 post. There's all of this new evidence.

Because the crimes spanned 10 counties the culprit was later dubbed the Golden State Killer. "It happened nearly instantly and he was taken into custody without incident at all".

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"I'm glad you asked that question, because it's a question we've gotten from literally all over the world in the last 24 hours", Jones said, "and the answer is no, other than the fact that it, like the media, kept this in the public eye, kept public interest. Open the door, show us your face and walk into the light".