The Case of the Golden State Killer by Michael MorfordIn 1976, a serial rapist terrorized Sacramento County in California. The masked predator made his way into the homes of his unsuspecting victims, leaving a trail of devastation and destruction behind him. He moved on to other areas in Northern California, and then onward to Southern California where he sank to an all new level of depravity, and his evil urges drove him to murder; again, and again.
In Northern California, he was known as the East Area Rapist. In Southern California, he was called the Original Night Stalker. When his crimes all over California were finally connected, he would become known as the Golden State Killer, and by 1986, he had racked up a staggering tally of over 100 home break-ins or burglaries, 50 or more rapes, and at least 12 murders.
On the heels of their wildly popular 2017 Season One podcast series on the Zodiac killer, veteran podcaster Mike Morford, and true crime research/blogger Mike Ferguson, the hosts of true crime podcast Criminology teamed again in Spring 2018 to unmask this killer in a story that spans more than 40 years. Joined by the investigators who hunted him, the witnesses who saw him, and the survivors who lived to tell their stories, Criminology Season Two: The Case of the Golden State Killer examines the story of the most prolific serial rapist and murderer in American history.
Now, Criminology True Crime Podcast presents Season One: The Case of the Zodiac Killer based on the podcast with additional commentary, photographs and documents is available in digital and print book formats.
About the authors:
Mike Ferguson hosts and produces several popular true crime podcasts through his media company Emash Digital. These podcasts include Criminology, True Crime All The Time, and True Crime All The Time Unsolved.
In addition to being a co-host of Criminology podcast, Mike Morford is a true crime researcher, consultant, blogger, and victims advocate.
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F or at least a decade between and , a psychopath stalked California. He targeted bungalows in middle-class neighbourhoods stretching from Sacramento in the north to Dana Point, nearly miles to the south. He wore a mask. He was white, probably in his late teens or 20s, wore size nine shoes and had type A blood. He sometimes stuttered, and sometimes cried after attacking his victims. He had a small penis.
McNamara was the youngest of the couple's five daughters and one son. They grew up Irish Catholic. McNamara became interested in the Golden State Killer case and penned articles for Los Angeles magazine about the serial killer in and The book, released posthumously on February 27, almost two years after her death , reached number 2 of The New York Times Best Seller list for nonfiction and number 1 of combined print and e-book, nonfiction. McNamara married comedian Patton Oswalt on September 24, McNamara died in her sleep on April 21, ,   in her family's Los Angeles , California , home.
Oswalt told the crowd that he believed the killer would be caught soon, that his time was running out. In fact, just hours before, Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, had been arrested in California on a warrant stemming from two of the murders. For Mr. Oswalt, the news of Mr. McNamara died before she could see the killer brought to justice, or her book published.
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The book was released posthumously on February 27, , nearly two years after McNamara's death, by HarperCollins ' HarperLuxe imprint. After becoming interested in the Golden State Killer cases, McNamara wrote a Los Angeles magazine article about the serial killer, and ultimately signed a book deal with HarperCollins to write about the case. McNamara, with her book two-thirds completed,  died in her sleep of an accidental prescription drug overdose on April 21, , at age DeAngelo, a former police officer in Auburn and Exeter, California ,  was arrested and charged with six counts of first-degree murder. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Books portal California portal Criminal justice portal.
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