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Golden State Killer: The Making of a Manhunt

Hear Los Angeles magazine deputy editor Nancy Miller and writer Michelle McNamara discuss the making of “In the Footsteps of a Killer,” McNamara’s February feature about the Golden State Killer, how the wife and mother became an unlikely expert on one of California’s most violent uncaught criminals, and details of a cold case that’s suddenly heating up


 
 

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  1. RickC_1365 posted on 03/19/2013 11:37 PM
    I believe that an educated people with facts have an above average sixth sense. I think that the people that are knowledgeable about the GSK should be sent a questionnaire composed of about 10 questions. This are the questions that I would ask, I would narrow down the responses to multiple choice type questions and send them out again to the people that answered the original questions.

    The questions are in no particular order.

    1. What story do the shoes tell?

    2. Why did he stop killing?

    3. Where did he learn to tie knots?

    4. What was his family like? Single mother, etc

    5. What kind of personality does he have?

    6. How close have the police come to him...has he been questioned?

    7. Why did he kill...could he have killed several to cover a single murder?

    8. How close is he following the case?

    9. Where is he now...dead, married, single, gay?

    10. What do you know (feel) about this case that hasn't been talked about?


    This is hardly scientific but it may cause a lot of people to relook at everything and then rethink their conclusions.

    Thanks

    Rick Clark
    Valdpsta, GA
  2. JoshD_4067 posted on 03/21/2013 08:46 AM
    I saw that they held a town hall meeting to discuss the rapes that had been occurring. According to your article and other reports a man stood up and said how could this happen when there is a man at home in the house. Then a month later that same man who stood up was tied up while his female partner was sexually assaulted.

    1. Why did they not take peoples information when they came to the meeting knowing, or maybe not knowing, this guy would show up. If he did show up and decide not to give his ID then the police should have been on the look out for anyone who came and then turned away. ... ALAS that is hindsight.

    2. I've seen pics of that town assembly. Are there more available? Is there a video of the assembly? If so then that could mean that he is there on tape or in pictures. Has anyone gone through those pictures and crossed off suspects or tried to identify who each person is in the pics?
  3. JoshD_4067 posted on 03/21/2013 09:13 AM
    I saw that they held a town hall meeting to discuss the rapes that had been occurring. According to your article and other reports a man stood up and said how could this happen when there is a man at home in the house. Then a month later that same man who stood up was tied up while his female partner was sexually assaulted.

    1. Why did they not take peoples information when they came to the meeting knowing, or maybe not knowing, this guy would show up. If he did show up and decide not to give his ID then the police should have been on the look out for anyone who came and then turned away. ... ALAS that is hindsight.

    2. I've seen pics of that town assembly. Are there more available? Is there a video of the assembly? If so then that could mean that he is there on tape or in pictures. Has anyone gone through those pictures and crossed off suspects or tried to identify who each person is in the pics?
    1. Chris Johanson posted on 01/06/2014 06:41 PM
      @JoshD_4067 In the 1970's, which is I believe when the meeting took place, the behavior of serial killers was relatively unknown. So I think the answer to your question is law enforcement did not understand the usefulness of such data. (A similar event today would get a lot more attention from the authorities eg. names, descriptions, license plates etc.)

      As for pics of the assembly or video, I agree: look for a young, blonde haired male in good shape and try to identify him.
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