Golden State Killer arrested: What role did the book play by Patton Oswalt's dead wife?

After the arrest of the "Golden State Killer" celebrates the "King of Queens" star Patton Oswalt (49) his dead wife Michelle McNamara (1970-2016). The writer died at the age of 46 in April 2016 before she could finish the book she wrote about the case. McNamara's mission was to find those responsible for at least 12 murders and 50 rapes in California in the 1970s and 1980s. Oswalt helped complete the book, which became a bestseller for The New York Times.

On Wednesday, the police announced that a DNS match led them on the trail of Joseph James DeAngelo. It is assumed that the 72-year-old former police officer is the sought after "Golden State Killer" for decades. Patton Oswalt responded to the news with a video on Instagram: "You made it, Michelle," he says. Although the police would never admit that the book led them on the right track, so Oswalt, he was convinced of it.



Meanwhile, the authorities have already said that McNamara's book did not contain any information that "directly led to the arrest."

Patton Oswalt Credits Late Wife's Book for Arrest of 'Golden State Killer' (October 2020).



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