Following an arrest this week in the Golden State Killer case, comedian Patton Oswalt is crediting his late wife, Michelle McNamara, with helping to solve the case.
“McNamara died in her sleep at 46 in April 2016,” the AP reports. “She had been in the middle of her hunt for the killer and her book, ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.’
“Oswalt helped finish the book after McNamara’s death. It became a No. 1 New York Times best-seller.”
The AP notes that McNamara coined the name “Golden State Killer” for the man responsible for at least 12 killings and 50 rapes throughout California in the 1970s and 80s.
Oswalt discussed the case Wednesday night during an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Here’s the clip …