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Umasking a Killer

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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 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.

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 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.
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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 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.

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Episodes

Jennifer Armour and Donna Jo Richmond Homicides & the Golden State Killer

4/16/2019
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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 Reggie Ellis and Editor-In-Chief Paul Myers return to share the...

Duration:00:37:01

Surviving A Killer 3 - Debbi Domingo and Margaret Wardlow

4/9/2019
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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 strength it took to overcome these tragic, life-altering events, the...

Duration:00:47:12

Surviving A Killer 2 - Jane Carson and Carol Daly

4/2/2019
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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 are sharing their stories about and reactions to the identification...

Duration:00:37:52

Surviving A Killer - Kris Victim #10

3/26/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:44:29

Finding A Killer - The Paul Holes Story

3/19/2019
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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 introduced to the East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker cases,...

Duration:00:44:53

Origins Of A Killer - The Visalia Ransacker Is The Golden State Killer

3/12/2019
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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, Reggie Ellis, and Editor-In-Chief, Paul Meyers believed the...

Duration:00:44:16

Next Door To A Killer - Hiding In Plain Sight

3/9/2019
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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 DeAngelo over the years, and why despite the tension, they never suspected they lived...

Duration:00:42:03

Next Door To A Killer - Hiding In Plain Sight

3/7/2019
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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 DeAngelo over the years, and why despite the tension, they never suspected they lived...

Duration:00:42:03

Next Door To A Killer - Hiding in Plain Sight

3/5/2019
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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 DeAngelo over the years, and why despite the tension, they never suspected they lived...

Duration:00:44:04

Training Of A Killer - Good Cop. Bad Cop & Hiding Behind The Badge

2/26/2019
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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 did his law enforcement training aid his criminal activity? How...

Duration:00:39:15

Timeline Of A Killer - Building The Case Against Joseph James DeAngelo

2/19/2019
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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 Golden State Killer's numerous crimes? How are law enforcement...

Duration:01:03:15

Identification Of A Killer - Investigative Genealogy and DNA

2/12/2019
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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. via Knit

Duration:01:04:49

Unmasking A Killer - The Identification And Arrest Of The Golden State Killer Trailer

2/7/2019
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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

Duration:00:03:33

The Killer Unmasked

5/3/2018
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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! via...

Duration:00:39:37

Is The Killer Still Out There?

4/16/2018
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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. via Knit

Duration:00:45:36

Inside The Killer's Mind

4/9/2018
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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

Duration:00:39:37

How The Killer Got Away

4/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:45:04

The Pattern Of A Killer

3/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:40:16

Launching A Manhunt For A Killer

3/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:42

Close Call with the Golden State Killer

3/13/2018
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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. via Knit

Duration:00:08:50