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Evil Has a Name
- The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
- By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
- Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
- Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.
- By Betty Mak on 09-01-2019
Extra pieces to this extraordinary story
For those of you that are familiar with the Golden State Killer story already, this book provides insights into the investigation process, victim impact and a taste of who this person is. There is still an enormous amount of this story to unfold. It feels like it is just the beginning again.
It is not just the story that is compelling, we also see the importance of the introduction of DNA testing and matching and public DNA databases. This science has turned criminology around and this case is a profound testament to it.
This is essential listening for anyone who wants to understand and follow the arc of this incredible story and this despicable person.