From HLN Original Series, a true crime podcast obsessed with cracking the forty year mystery of California's most prolific serial murderer - the Golden State Killer. Who is he? Where did he go? Why did he stop? And is he still alive? With evidence suggesting the latter, in 2016 the FBI reopened the case - making the investigation hotter than ever. Based on the HLN television series, the weekly podcast will examine the newest theories and FBI evidence with exclusive guests tied to the crimes - bringing listeners one step closer to finding one of the nation's most dangerous predators. Watch HLN starting Sunday, March 18 at 9pm ET/PT for more of Unmasking A Killer.
Introducing Somebody Somewhere Season 2: The Jungle Murders Trailer
Murder in a Seattle homeless encampment known as The Jungle. Three teenage brothers were charged, but are they the real killers? Only The Jungle knows. Join former federal prosecutor David Payne and producer Jody Gottlieb as they investigate. Somebody Somewhere Season 2: The Jungle Murders premieres June 11, 2019.
"Unmasking A Killer" Supervising Producer Todd Lindsey, who's been researching and investigating the Golden State Killer case for over 10 years, returns to recap what they got right and what they got wrong when it came to theories regarding the crime spree and the identity of suspected perpetrator, Joseph James DeAngelo. How do the clues, composites, evidence, profiles, and timeline match initial beliefs and suspicions about the possible identity of the prolific and then unknown serial killer versus what law enforcement now know about the man they believe to be the Golden State Killer? Will there be other crimes discovered and attributed to the GSK crime spree? And what questions does Todd have for Mr. DeAngelo should he ever have the opportunity to ask?
In Defense of The Golden State Killer with San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Kwixaun Maloof
On April 10, 2019, the team prosecuting the Golden State Killer case announced that they would seek the death penalty if suspect Joseph James DeAngelo is convicted of any of the capital crimes for which he's been charged. San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Kwixuan Maloof (who is NOT part of Mr. DeAngelo's defense) joins us to explain how the death penalty changes things for Mr. DeAngelo and his team of public defenders, and offer some insight on why a 100% DNA match to multiple crime scenes may not be the "slam dunk" case that many believe.
Golden State Killer Case Updates - Death Penalty and Previous Incarceration
There have been some developments in the case of suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo in recent weeks, including the prosecution's recent announcement that they plan to seek the death penalty upon conviction, and the Sacramento Bee's published report that this is not DeAngelo's first stay in the Sacramento County main jail. Reporter Sam Stanton joins to elaborate on that bombshell story, and Todd Lindsey returns to speak about the victim and family reactions to the death penalty announcement. Plus, an interview with Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert (that was recorded prior to the death penalty announcement) about the trial process and timeline in this complicated case.
Jennifer Armour and Donna Jo Richmond Homicides & the Golden State Killer
Tulare County has two homicides that have long been suspected of being the work of the Golden State Killer - Jennifer Armour and Donna Jo Richmond (Oscar Clifton was convicted of Donna Jo Richmond's killing but always maintained his innocence). With the identification and arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo, who law enforcement believes to be the Golden State Killer, both cases have been back in the news. Sun-Gazette publisher Reggie Ellis and Editor-In-Chief Paul Myers return to share the investigative research they've done on both cases in relation to suspect Joseph DeAngelo. "Unmasking A Killer" Supervising Producer Todd Lindsey also joins to offer his take on the two murders and whether he believes either should be added to the Golden State Killer's list of alleged crimes.
Surviving A Killer 3 - Debbi Domingo and Margaret Wardlow
Debbi Domingo was 15-years old when the Original Nightstalker murdered her mother, Cheri Domingo and Cheri's boyfriend, Greg Sanchez. Margaret Wardlow was the youngest victim of the East Area Rapist, just 13-years old when he sexually assaulted her in her home. The two women share their stories, and what it means to finally have a suspect identified and arrested in the case of the Golden State Killer. They speak to the strength it took to overcome these tragic, life-altering events, the bonds that they've formed with other victims of the Golden State Killer, the perseverance of law enforcement, and never giving up hope.
Retired Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Carol Daly was on the original East Area Rapist Task Force during his reign of terror from 1976 to 1979. And even after Carol returned to the homicide division when the East Area Rapist seemed to go dormant, she continued to support and advocate for his numerous victims. Jane Carson was East Area Rapist victim #5, and one of the many helped by Carol Daly right after her attack. Both women are sharing their stories about and reactions to the identification and arrest of the man law enforcement believes to be the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo.
On December 18, 1976 just before the start of Christmas vacation, 15-year old, highschool student Kris was home alone when a masked man broke into her family's house, sexually assaulted her, and eventually left. She was East Area Rapist victim number 10, and it took her some 42 years to finally tell her story. It's a story about surviving, overcoming, reclaiming her life, healing, and having the opportunity to replace the mask with the face of her accused attacker, Joseph James DeAngelo, who's been charged as the Golden State Killer. Kris shares what it's been like since the arrest, what if anything she has to say to the accused, and the silver lining that's come out of reliving the traumatic events of that single night in 1976.
Retired Contra Costa County Chief Investigator Paul Holes devoted over 20 years of his career to the search and identification of the Golden State Killer. It was Paul's idea to use investigative genealogy which led law enforcement to suspect Joseph James DeAngelo who has since been arrested and charged as the Golden State Killer. Discover how a general interest in science led Paul down the forensic DNA path, when he was first introduced to the East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker cases, what he learned in a random conference call that inspired him to assemble a genealogy team, and why his pursuit of the Golden State Killer followed him throughout his career. Paul also speaks to some of the other high profile cases he's worked in his career.
Origins Of A Killer - The Visalia Ransacker Is The Golden State Killer
The Visalia Ransackings, a crime spree that started as a series of break-ins and burglaries in 1974, and escalated to murder in late 1975, was not originally believed by many in law enforcement to be an early incarnation of the Golden State Killer. Retired Contra Costa County Chief Investigator Paul Holes was initially a non-believer, but he publicly changed his mind on the theory, and explains why. Exeter Sun owner and publisher, Reggie Ellis, and Editor-In-Chief, Paul Meyers believed the connection from the beginning and share the research they uncovered to support it. And "Unmasking A Killer" Supervising Producer, Todd Lindsey, also believed GSK and the Ransacker to be one and the same, and weighs in on why there was never a doubt in his mind that the ransackings served as the training ground for alleged GSK suspect, Joseph DeAngelo.
Grant Gorman woke up on April 24, 2018 to discover his longtime neighbor, Joseph DeAngelo, had been identified and arrested as the Golden State Killer. Grant's family shares a backyard fence with DeAngelo, and while things started off neighborly when Grant was a child, it didn't take long for the Gormans to cut friendly ties with "Joe." Grant recalls some of the run-ins and scarier moments they had with Joe DeAngelo over the years, and why despite the tension, they never suspected they lived next door to an alleged serial killer and rapist.
Training Of A Killer - Good Cop. Bad Cop & Hiding Behind The Badge
Golden State Killer suspect, Joseph James DeAngelo, was a former police Sergeant in Exter from May of 1973 to August of 1976, which overlapped with the Visalia Ransacking crime spree, and a patrol office for the Auburn Police Department from August of 1976 to October of 1979, the same timeline as the East Area Rapist attacks. If DeAngelo, in fact, committed the numerous violent crimes associated with the Golden State Killer, how did his law enforcement training aid his criminal activity? How was he able to manage full time police gigs while maintaining an increasingly demanding criminal life? And what does his declining job performance in law enforcement at the time reinforce about the criminal case against him? Former Contra Costa County Chief Investigator Paul Holes, DeAngelo's ex-boss and former Auburn Police Chief Nick Willick, and Reggie Ellis and Paul Myers from the Sun-Gazette return to speculate about the alleged good cop gone very bad!
Timeline Of A Killer - Building The Case Against Joseph James DeAngelo
Joseph James DeAngelo stands accused of being the Golden State Killer, which includes the crime spree in Northern California known as the East Area Rapist, the string of murders in Southern California known as the Original Nightstalker, and The Visalia Ransackings, a series of break-ins and burglaries that culminated in murder between 1974 and 1975. How do DeAngelo's movements correspond with the timeline and locations of the Golden State Killer's numerous crimes? How are law enforcement connecting the dots to build the case against their prime suspect? Find out as Former Contra Costa County Chief Investigator Paul Holes, Reggie Ellis and Paul Myers from the Sun-Gazette in Exter, California, and former Auburn Police Chief Nick Willick recount DeAngelo's life in California and where and how it intersects with the Golden State Killer.
Identification Of A Killer - Investigative Genealogy and DNA
Explore the journey, process, science and investigative work that went into identifying the suspected Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, with some of the key players responsible for this amazing feat - Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Shubert, Lt. Kirk Campbell, Investigative Assistant Monica Czajkowski, former Contra Costa County Investigator Paul Holes, and Curtis Rogers, one of the founders of GEDMatch.
Unmasking A Killer - The Identification And Arrest Of The Golden State Killer Trailer
Unmasking A Killer returns Tuesday, February 12th, with all new episodes exploring the identification, arrest, and case against Joseph James DeAngelo, the alleged Golden State Killer. Join hosts Biagio Messina and Joke Fincioen, the producers behind the HLN TV documentary, "Unmasking A Killer," as they delve deeper into the suspect accused of 13 murders, over 50 rapes, and hundreds of burglaries.
The Golden State Killer has been captured and arrested! "Unmasking A Killer" filmmakers Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina, along with Supervising Producer Todd Lindsey, pop a bottle of champagne and break down the details surrounding the momentous event... from the take down of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. in his front yard to what he may have said to detectives at the time of the arrest to what investigators have discovered about his life and background during the years of his crime spree!
Sergeant Detective Ken Clark of the Sacramento Sheriff's Department returns to detail the string of cat burglaries in Cordova Meadows from 1973 that law enforcement recently uncovered that may have been the training ground of the East Area Rapist. He also explains the theories that law enforcement are considering related to the East Area Rapist's identity and possible employment, and why they believe the offender may still be out there.
What does the Golden State Killer's pattern of behavior tell us about his personality, his upbringing, his ability to evade capture, and most importantly, his identity? Retired Senior FBI Profiler Dr. Mary Ellen O'Toole analyzes this serial offender's behavior and reveals what it says about him, where he might be, and what he might be doing today.
Jane Carson was East Area Rapist victim #5, and the first EAR victim to be interviewed by now retired Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Carol Daly, who was part of the original task force assigned to the serial offender's case. Both women discuss their experiences with the East Area Rapist, why they believe he's been able to avoid capture, and the impact he's had on their respective lives. Plus, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert discusses the changes to California state law that have resulted directly from this case, and how those changes are being utilized to today in the pursuit to bring the Golden State Killer to justice.
Contra Costa County District Attorney Investigator Paul Holes was instrumental in linking the East Area Rapist crimes in Northern California with the Original Nightstalker crimes in Southern California through DNA. And once that happened, this serial offender became known as The Golden State Killer. Paul Holes has spent nearly 25 years investigating this case, and offers an incredible look at the killer's MO and patterns of behavior, and how that led to this offender evading capture for the last 40 years. Paul also shares how new technology is aiding in identifying, and hopefully bringing the Golden State Killer to justice.
The Golden State Killer terrorized California for ten years, and then all but vanished without a trace. He started as the East Area Rapist in Northern California where his crimes included home invasion, burglary and sexual assault, but it wasn't until he journeyed south to Santa Barbara, Ventura and Orange County that he escalated to murder. In this exclusive interview, Sergeant Detective Ken Clark of the Sacramento Sheriff's Department details some of this offender's crimes, how they were linked to identify him as a serial offender and killer, how he managed to escape justice, and where the investigation stands today.
The Golden State Killer terrorized California from 1976 to 1986; committing 51 attacks and 12 murders... that law enforcement know of. They have DNA, victim statements, and a handful of near misses. In this special preview of the "Unmasking A Killer" companion podcast, Detective Sergeant Ken Clark of the Sacramento Sheriff Department shares an exclusive, detailed account of one such near-miss in Carmichael, California.
"Unmasking A Killer" is an original podcast that delves deeper into the HLN documentary series about the forty year mystery of California's most prolific serial murderer, the Golden State Killer, with brand new interviews with key case detectives, investigators, and profilers, an exploration of the newest theories and leads, and previously-unaired bonus content from the documentary.