Unmasking A Killer

Unmasking A Killer

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.... Show More

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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. via Knit

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"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 suspicio... Read more

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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,... Read more

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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 Lind... Read more

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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 Reg... Read more

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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 strengt... Read more

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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 ar... Read more

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March 26, 2019 40 min

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... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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, ... Read more

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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 DeAn... Read more

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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 DeAn... Read more

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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 DeAn... Read more

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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 di... Read more

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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... Read more

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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. vi... Read more

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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. via Knit

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May 3, 2018 37 min

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 ... Read more

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April 16, 2018 43 min

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 stil... Read more

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April 9, 2018 38 min

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. via Knit

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