One year on since the guilty plea of Joseph James DeAngelo (dubbed “The Golden State Killer”), I’ll Be Gone In The Dark returns with a special episode premiering 22 June on BINGE.
The series is based on the best-selling book of the same name and explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of the violent predator she dubbed “The Golden State Killer.” In the summer of 2020, former police officer DeAngelo was sentenced to life in prison for the 50 home-invasion rapes and 13 murders he committed during his reign of terror in the 1970s and ‘80s in California.
Writer Michelle McNamara was key to keeping the Golden State Killer case alive and in the public eye for so many years, but passed away in 2016, before she could witness the impact of her relentless determination in seeking justice for the victims.
This powerful special closes one chapter in McNamara’s investigative work on cold cases, and brings to light another – the rape and murder of Kathy Lombardo in 1984 in McNamara’s hometown of Oak Park, Illinois.
Featuring the late McNamara’s own archival research and voice recordings, and interviews with residents of present-day Oak Park, the one hour special highlights the trauma that persists when a crime goes unsolved, with McNamara’s work standing as a stark reminder of the importance of citizen sleuths who remain dogged in their search for the truth.