Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt’s late wife (both pictured above) may have had a big hand in helping to nab the Golden State Killer.
Michelle McNamara’s crime novel “I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer,” was posthumously published earlier this year and has climbed up the New York Times’ bestseller list.
The book is “the haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case,” according to publisher Harper Collins.
McNamara’s quest was definitely not in vain. On Wednesday morning, police announced the arrest of a suspect that very well could be the Golden State Killer himself. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a former police officer was charged in Sacramento with two murders.
Police plan to announce more details about the bust Wednesday afternoon.
The Golden State Killer, who has never previously been identified, is believed to be responsible for at least 12 homicides and close to 50 rapes between 1979 and 1986 in Sacramento County, according to the FBI. The man is also known as the East Bay Rapist also allegedly committed dozens of burglaries in the area.
Oswalt took to Twitter to celebrate the work of his late wife, whom he credits for helping crack the case.
He has also been retweeting messages that celebrate how his wife helped the case.
He is currently flying to California to attend the police press conference today. We're sure his wife is somewhere smiling.
McNamara died suddenly in 2016 at age 46.
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