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Entertainment 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark': When Michelle McNamara Thought She Found the Golden State Killer Through Cufflinks

05:50  06 july  2020
05:50  06 july  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

'I'll Be Gone in the Dark' Trailer: Michelle McNamara Explains Her Obsession With the Golden State Killer in HBO Docuseries (Video)

  'I'll Be Gone in the Dark' Trailer: Michelle McNamara Explains Her Obsession With the Golden State Killer in HBO Docuseries (Video) Michelle McNamara's definitive book about the Golden State Killer case, "I'll Be Gone in the Dark," is getting the docuseries treatment on HBO later this month, giving the late author and crime reporter the chance to explain her obsession with the case in her own words. McNamara spent 10 years following the case — which included 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders throughout California — before she died in 2016, two years before a suspect was identified and arrested based on DNA evidence.

I ' ll Be Gone in the Dark (original title). Crime | TV Mini-Series (2020– ). Gripping examination of the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970's and 1980's.

I ' ll Be Gone in the Dark : One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer is a true crime book by Michelle McNamara about the Golden State Killer .

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Michelle McNamara obsessed over wanting to solve the case of the East Area Rapist (who would later become known as the Golden State Killer), and it was a pair of cufflinks that finally got her closer.

Based on McNamara's book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark," HBO's docuseries of the same name chronicles her sleuthing deep into the night of the rapist and killer. She realized that the East Area Rapist (EAR) would steal things from people's homes that were of sentimental value to his victims, whether they were valuable or not.

In one instance, the EAR, who ended up committing 13 murders and more than 50 rapes in California from 1974 to 1986, stole gold cufflinks monogrammed with "N.R." Stumbling upon this item, she asked detectives investigating the case whether they had ever looked up stolen items on eBay — which they hadn't. So, of course, McNamara took it upon herself to do so, and what she found astounded her: items for sale on the shopping website that were identical to the ones in police documents… with the same inscription.

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The Golden State Killer is the dark half; Michelle McNamara ’s is the light half. It’s a journey into two I ’ ll Be Gone in the Dark —the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden The subject is a serial rapist and murderer, who committed crimes from the 1970s through 1980s.

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. (born November 8, 1945) is an American serial killer , serial rapist, burglar, and former police officer who committed at least 13 murders, more than 50 rapes

"I think I found him," McNamara, who died in April 2016, told her husband at the time, Patton Oswalt.

And that's not where the episode ends. We'll have to wait until next Sunday to see where that lead took her.

Ultimately, years later, in 2018, authorities charged 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo with eight counts of first-degree murder, based on new DNA evidence. While he cannot be charged with rapes or burglaries from the '70s because of the statute of limitations, he was charged with 13 related kidnapping and abduction attempts. He appeared in court last Monday to plead guilty to 13 charges of first-degree murder and 13 charges of kidnapping to commit robbery. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer —the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara , the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. "You’ ll be silent forever, and I ’ ll be gone in the dark ."

" I ' ll Be Gone in the Dark ," by Michelle McNamara . (Robin Lubbock/WBUR). That summer I hunted the serial killer at night from my daughter's playroom. The next item to search for was a pair of cuff links taken in Stockton in September 1977. At that time the Golden State Killer , as I’d come to call him

In Sunday's episode, McNamara also explained where her passion for true-crime came from. When she was 14 and living near Chicago, a neighbor of hers was murdered. The case remains unsolved.

She became so invested in her investigations that they would consume her, and even give her vivid dreams, Oswalt says in the documentary. One time, she ran out of the house. Another time, she was laying in bed when Oswalt walked in, and she threw a lamp at his head. Thankfully, she missed it.

New episodes will air every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and on HBO via HBO Max.


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