It has been just over a week since an arrest was finally made (using genealogy websites no less) in one of the most prolific, decades-long cases of serial murder in US history. Indeed, with 12 homicides, over 45 rapes and 120 home invasions, the Golden State Killer (also known as the "East Area Rapist" and the "Original Night Stalker") was more arguably more dangerous and blood thirsty than even the Zodiac Killer (Vallejo, CA police are reportedly using similar techniques to try and finally catch Zodiac too).

Now HBO and Liz Garbus are moving forward with a documentary series on the case, based on Michelle McNamara's book "I'll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer". McNamara's book and reporting on the subject was exceedingly detailed and is given a lot of credit for its part in arresting Joseph DeAngelo for the crimes.

McNamara died unexpectedly in 2016, but her husband, comedian Patton Oswalt, has done a lot to keep her quest alive, including contributing an afterword to her book (author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn wrote the foreword).

Stay with The 405 for more on this series as we hear it.