Comedian Patton Oswalt congratulated his late wife for her determined work on the Golden State Killer case, telling her she deserves credit — even if authorities never give it to her.
“The cops are never gonna say it, [but] your book helped get this thing closed,” he said on Instagram Wednesday night.
Sacramento police announced Wednesday they finally nabbed the elusive killer — responsible for murdering at least 12 people and raping 50 women throughout California in the 1970s and ’80s.
Oswalt’s wife, Michelle McNamara, had been in the middle of an all-consuming hunt for the killer and writing her book, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer,” when she died in her sleep at 46 in April 2016.
Oswalt and investigative journalist Billy Jensen helped finish the book after her death.
On “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Oswalt said news of the arrest of 72-year-old former cop Joseph James DeAngelo felt like “a beginning of this whole new chapter.”
“Now it feels like this thing that she wanted so badly is done,” he said.
Oswalt said he was disappointed that police didn’t give his late wife credit for helping nab the killer when they announced his arrest at a news conference.
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