"McNamara died in her sleep at 46 in April 2016", the AP reports.
"Michelle put a great big spotlight on him", Oswalt said of the killer, adding on Twitter that McNamara did not care about getting accolades for her work.
She received an M.F.A.in fiction from the University of Minnesota, a background that shows in the book-she writes with flourish and attention to suspense, and the book garnered comparisons to Truman Capote's In Cold Blood in NY magazine and Slate when it was published.
Throughout their tour, McNamara and Holes talked DNA, the possible "geographic profiling" of the suspect, bloodhounds, tire tracks and the skill the man sometimes demonstrated in gaining entrance to the homes - and then evading police.
Domingo said now she can stop the hunt.
"He was wearing a ski mask, he had a flashlight in my eyes, so you couldn't see much of him" said Margaret.
The police said the book did generate renewed interest from the public in the case, but that it didn't directly lead to the arrest.
"He's running out of time", he told the audience.
Investigators also revealed Thursday that DeAngelo is the prime suspect in the 1975 killing of a community college teacher, raising the total number of his alleged victims to 13.
In March 2017, an Oregon City police officer, working with the California investigators, obtained a court order directing the nursing home resident, a 73-year-old man, to provide a DNA sample. In "I'll Be Gone in the Dark", McNamara chronicled what she called her "obsessive" search for the elusive criminal known at various points as the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer.
- The author of a book that chronicled the investigation into the "Golden State Killer" is a University of Minnesota graduate. His decade-long crime spree spanned ten counties in California, so tracking him down was a Herculean effort for detectives.
"It's never defined who I was or who I am today", she said. Investigators compared the DNA collected from a crime scene of the "Golden State Killer" to online genetic profiles and found a match: A relative of the man police have identified as Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who was arrested at his suburban Sacramento home Tuesday.
DeAngelo has so far been charged in connection with four murders in Ventura and Sacramento Counties, but more charges are expected. "If they've really caught the #GoldenStateKiller I hope I get to visit him".
"I just yelled at her, 'Why don't you just stay out of my life?' And I hung up the phone and I peddled off on my bicycle and I thought I had the last word", Debbi Domingo said.
McNamara continued with her pursuit of truth and justice at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where she rose up to become editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, Trapeze. It was the same technology that would lead investigators to former Auburn Police Officer Joseph DeAngelo.
December 30, 1979. The Golden State Killer breaks into osteopathic surgeon Dr. Robert Offerman's condominium in Goleta, a city just south of Santa Barbara, and shoots him and his girlfriend, Debra Alexandria Manning.