Patton Oswalt credits late wife Michelle in Golden State Killer case

A police sketch of the Golden State killer

Oswalt appeared on "Late Night with Seth Myers" early Thursday and said news of the arrest felt like "a beginning of this whole other chapter". Oswalt added that police have never credited a writer for helping to solve a case, but he added that in this case they gave Michelle credit every time they used her coined term, "Golden State Killer". He had been doing interviews about The New York Times best seller when news broke that ex-police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, had been charged in Sacramento with some of the murders linked to the killer, CNN reported.

Sierra Creech says she was friends with John DeAngelo's granddaughter and spent nearly every weekend for six months at his home in Citrus Heights, near Sacramento.

"Just the fact that they said the book didn't help but then said, 'We've got the Golden State Killer, ' it's a bit contradictory", Jensen said. "I just feel very, very happy that her work wasn't in vain".

In total Haynes spent seven years studying the Golden State Killer, including four as lead researcher for Michelle McNamara, the late wife of comedian Patton Oswalt.

At the end of his thread of tweets about the twist in the final story McNamara documented, Oswalt wrote sweet words to his new wife. At the time of her death, she was working on her book about the Golden State Killer investigation and documenting some of her findings on her website True Crime Diary.

On Wednesday, California police announced the arrest of 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a man believed to be the "Golden State Killer", suspected of 12 murders, 45 rapes, and dozens of home burglaries between 1976 and 1986. "There were insights and angles that she could keep bringing to this case". Jones said it had not. "It looked as though he might have been searching his mind to execute a particular plan he may have had in mind. but he was not given the opportunity".

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By sheer coincidence, the trio gathered in IL on Tuesday night to celebrate the book, just hours before DeAngelo was taken into custody.

But readers of her book praised McNamara's legacy and her role in helping victims of these decades-old crimes possibly find peace.

Emmy Award victor Oswalt earlier shared his thoughts in a video on Instagram about the arrest, which McNamara had been digging into from 2013 until her death.

One day soon, you'll hear a auto pull up to your curb, an engine cut out. You'll hear footsteps coming up your front walk like they did for Edward Wayne Edwards, 29 years after he killed Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew in Sullivan, Wisconsin. Like they did for Kenneth Lee Hicks, 30 years after he killed Lori Billingsley, in Aloha, Oregon.

"The doorbell rings", she wrote.

No side gates are left open. Take one of your hyper, gulping breaths. Clench your teeth. Inch timidly toward the insistent bell. "Open the door, show us your face, walk into the light".

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