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Entertainment Police Say Michelle McNamara's Work Didn't Help Catch Suspected Killer; Patton Oswalt Disagrees

01:16  26 april  2018
01:16  26 april  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Police Say Michelle McNamara ' s Work Didn ' t Help Catch Suspected Killer ; Patton Oswalt Disagrees 1:42 PM PDT 4/25/2018 by Ryan Parker Patton Oswalt was quick

When Patton Oswalt was booked to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday night, he But when a suspect was arrested in the Golden State Killer /East Area Rapist case—aka one of the Oswalt , who said he was running on almost no sleep, was quickly asked about McNamara ’ s work .

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Patton Oswalt was quick to respond on Wednesday when authorities said his late wife's work chronicling the Golden State Killer did not help with the apprehension of a suspect.

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested on a warrant from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and booked on two counts of murder. He is the suspected serial killer and rapist who terrorized Northern California for two decades in the 70s and 80s.

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  Golden State Killer case: Ex-cop arrested in serial murder-rape cold case A 72-year-old man named Joseph James DeAngelo, who appears to fit the description of the elusive California killer, was arrested overnight, sources say.A decades-long search for the "Golden State KIller" — who police say committed 12 murders, 45 rapes, and 120 home burglaries during a reign of terror back in the 1970s and 1980s — may be finally over.

Writer Michelle McNamara was admittedly obsessed with catching the serial killer she first referred to as the Golden State Killer before her untimely death in April 2016, and she worked tirelessly Patton Oswalt , McNamara ’ s husband, certainly believed she had more than a little to do with it.

Patton Oswalt on meeting wife Michelle McNamara : "Irish girls are my kryptonite". Oswalt says they sacrificed family time so Michelle could travel extensively, by herself, to retrace the steps of the killer . Patton Oswalt says what drove his wife was the pain the attacker had inflicted on his victims.

True-crime journalist Michelle McNamara, who died in 2016, was dedicated to solving the case and wrote I'll Be Gone in the Dark, a novel all about her search for the elusive criminal. "Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was," the book's description reads.

Patton Oswalt posing for the camera© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter During a press conference about the arrest on Wednesday, authorities were asked whether McNamara's work, which renewed interest in the case, helped at all in leading to DeAngelo's arrest. Their response: No.

Fans and supporters of McNamara shared their frustration about the answer with Oswalt on social media. The actor and comedian said his late wife's work certainly did help.

Golden State Killer: A primer on an elusive predator

  Golden State Killer: A primer on an elusive predator Here is a primer on the Golden State Killer from the pages of the Los Angeles Times: Q: What do we know about the Golden State Killer?A: The killer is believed to be responsible for 12 slayings, 45 rapes and more than 120 residential burglaries between 1976 and 1986.The crimes began in Sacramento then moved south through Oakland, and Santa Barbara and Orange counties.By 1978, the man had attacked victims in Oakland, Danville and Walnut Creek. The following year, he killed two in Goleta. Authorities linked him to the slayings of Cheri Domingo, 35, and Gregory Sanchez, 27, using DNA in 2011.

Michelle McNamara passed away in 2016, before she finished writing her true-crime investigation into the In your mind, what did Michelle ’ s work do to help bring him to justice? It put way more light and attention Did Michelle have any private theories about who the killer might be that she didn ’ t feel

Michelle McNamara was three-quarters of the way done with her book, "I’ll Be Gone in the Dark After McNamara ’ s death, Oswalt enlisted the help of her friends — Billy Jensen, an investigative On Wednesday, officials said DeAngelo, a former police officer, is the Golden State Killer and said DNA

"It did," Oswalt wrote on Twitter, "but #MichelleMcNamara didn’t care about getting any shine on herself. She cared about the #GoldenStateKiller being behind bars and the victims getting some relief. She was Marge Gunderson in Fargo, not Chilton in Silence of the Lambs."

In a 2013 Reddit Ask Me Anything interview, McNamara was asked what she would do if the killer ever contacted her for an interview or information for her book, but on the condition of anonymity. "I would turn him over to the police. Justice is more important than a good quote in this case," she responded.

Oswalt on Wednesday said he was not surprised his late wife was being denied some credit from authorities.

"Also, the cops will NEVER and HAVE NEVER credited a writer or journalist for helping them solve a case," he wrote. "But every time they said #GoldenStateKiller they credited the work of #MichelleMcNamara and #IllBeGoneInTheDark."

McNamara's book was completed after her death with the help of Oswalt. It published in February.

Oswalt's initial reaction to the news of an arrest: “I think you got him, Michelle.”

Suspected serial killer of young girls wants apology from police .
The convicted killer of a 13-year-old girl says in remarks published Monday that he deserves an apology from Michigan police who believe he killed four to six young girls who have been missing for decades. Arthur Ream told the Detroit Free Press in a jailhouse interview that he had nothing to do with their disappearances.Warren Police spent several days this month digging up a property where they  believed the girls may have been buried after Ream allegedly killed them, the paper reported. Nothing was found.

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