As news on the capture of the Golden State Killer continues to be parsed out by the Sacramento Sheriff’s office, Investigation Discovery will air an updated People Magazine Investigates special regarding the capture of the suspected Golden State Killer. Golden State Killer Caught: People Magazine Investigates aired on Friday, April 27 at 10 p.m., and will air again on Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.
“With an early morning arrest in Sacramento today, has one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history finally been captured,” the network says in a statement. “The Golden State Killer is a violent predator who has terrorized Californians for more than 40 years, attacking and killing innocent people at home as they slept. His victims shared little in common, and his deadly escapades haunted the Golden State for nearly a decade. Investigators believe the Golden State Killer is responsible for 12 killings and more than 45 assaults in California spanning from 1978 to 1986.”
In Golden State Killer Caught: People Magazine Investigates, Jess Cagle, the editor and chief of People magazine, and their senior writer Christine Pelisek will “delve into the iconic Golden State Killer case,” ID says. The special will include interviews with victims including rape survivor Jane Carson-Sandler who was raped in 1976 with her 3-year-old son in the next room; Margaret Wardlow who was raped just a year later at the age of 12-years-old; Debbie Domingo, whose mother was murdered in 1981; and Michelle Cruz, sister of victim Janell Cruz who was raped and murdered in 1986.
The special aims to “tell the story of the Golden State Killer’s evolution of evil.”
The Sacramento FBI’s 2016 national campaign for new leads, coupled with Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, brought the old case back into the spotlight.
Golden State Killer Caught: People Magazine Investigates will air on Friday, April 27 at 10 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 at 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.