Case 53

The Golden State Killer

(Part 6)

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Case 53

The Golden State Killer

(Part 6)

[Part 6]

In early 1975, Beth Snelling was overcome with a growing sense of unease. The 16-year-old’s instincts were telling her that she was being watched. She couldn’t attribute the feeling to a specific individual but was certain her stalker was a man.

Beth wasn’t the only one to feel this way. Many other women in her city of Visalia were plagued by a similar worry….

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill, Erin Munro and Milly Raso

 Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer – Michelle McNamara 

 

IMAGES:

Shoelace as evidence in the East Area Rapist case – FBI

 

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES (via Newspapers.com):

Auburn Policeman Faces Disciplinary Procedures – Auburn Journal, August 22 19

Auburn Policeman Dismissed in Shoplifting Accusation – Auburn Journal, August 29 1979

Capital Court Ponders Auburn Policeman Fate – Auburn Journal, October 26 1979

Jury Finds Policeman Guilty of Shoplifting – Auburn Journal, October 31 1979

Policeman Drops Appeal Plans – Auburn Journal, November 7 1979

 

ARTICLES:

Visalia Ransacker’s victim speaks out for the very first time – ABC 7 News

Visalia Ransacker survivor opens up about terrifying attack that left her father dead – Oxygen

New hope in hunt for rapist – Sacramento Bee

The Golden State Killer: How it took four decades to catch the serial predator who terrorised California – ABC News

Visalia detective came face to face with ‘Visalia Ransacker’ serial killer in 1975 – ABC 7 News

An inside look at the Golden State Killer suspect’s behavior – Los Angeles Times

The detective who caught the Golden State Killer Suspect… 40 Years ago – Sacramento Bee

Frozen in time: the DNA sample that led to the arrest of Joseph DeAngelo – ABC 10

After Arrest Of Suspected Golden State Killer, Details Of His Life Emerge – NPR.org

East Area Rapist investigator recalls nearly knocking on suspect’s door – SF Gate

The Golden State Killer is tracked through a thicket of DNA, and experts shudder – New York Times

Suspected ‘Golden State Killer’ seemed shocked by arrest’ – ABC News

Suspected East Area Rapist Missing Part Of A Finger – CBS Sacramento

After searching for more than 40 years, authorities say an ex-cop is the Golden State Killer – CNN

Suspected Golden State Killer’s love Bonnie revealed – The Daily Mail

Inside ‘Golden State Killer’ suspect’s life in jail’ – ABC News

To find alleged Golden State Killer, investigators first found his great-great-great- grand- parents’ – The Washington Post

Why ‘Golden State Killer’ may have stopped murder spree: Investigator – ABC News

The Suspected Golden State Killer Witnessed Two Men Rape His Sister. It May Have Fueled His Rampage – BuzzFeed News

Must Reads: Why did it take so long to arrest the Golden State Killer suspect? – Los Angeles Times

Why did the Golden State Killer stop (assuming he did)? – The Mercury News

Golden State Killer: Police took DNA from car as suspect shopped in Hobby Lobby – USA Today

Liam Bartlett: The Golden State Killer ‘should’ve been arrested decades ago’ – 9Now

Affadavit: Golden State Killer suspect’s DNA obtained while he shopped at Hobby Lobby – AJC

Meet Joseph DeAngelo, the elusive Golden State Killer – All That’s Interesting

Meet Sharon Huddle – All That’s Interesting

How did police finally catch the alleged Golden State Killer and bring him to trial? – Women’s Health

Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms: What We Know About Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo’s Marriage To Sharon Huddle – Oxygen.com

The woman behind the scenes who helped capture the Golden State Killer – The Mercury News

Exclusive: Sacramento cops arrested Golden State Killer suspect in 1996, then let him go – The Sacramento Bee

Disturbing sex life of Golden State Killer revealed – News.com.au

Joseph James DeAngelo pleads guilty to 13 murders tagged to California’s ‘Golden State Killer – USA Today

Golden State Killer pleads guilty to murders and other crimes that terrorized California LA Times

Golden State Killer has history of faking insanity, feebleness, prosecutor says SF Gate

Inside The Golden State Killer Trial That Finally Delivered Justice After 40 Years All That’s Interesting

Golden State Killer: survivors of Joseph DeAngelo’s crimes speak out in court – The Guardian

Golden State Killer sentenced to life in prison – BBC

Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo sentenced to life without possibility of parole – NBC News

Golden State Killer: Joseph DeAngelo sentenced to life in prison – The Guardian

Man in the Window – The LA Times 

In the Footsteps of a Killer: The Writer’s Cut – Los Angeles Magazine

The definition of sociopath’: Jail videos offer revealing glimpse of Golden State Killer – KCRA

Victims want Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo sent to toughest prison – CBS Sacramento

Golden State Killer’ addresses the court: ‘I’m truly sorry – ABC News

The messy consequences of the Golden State Killer case – The Atlantic

Golden State Killer sentenced to life in prison without parole – The New York Times

Former police chief who fired Golden State Killer suspect says he’s “embarrassed” – True Crime Dail

 

VIDEOS:

Retired Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detective: Ray Biondi – FBI

New Clue in East Area Rapist Mystery – Crime Watch Daily

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ – HBO (Accessed via Foxtel Go)

Golden State Killer Sentencing: Full Court Hearing ABC10 

Unmasking the Golden State Killer – 60 Minutes Australia

 

WEBSITES:

VisaliaRansacker.com

 

 

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[Part 6]

In early 1975, Beth Snelling was overcome with a growing sense of unease. The 16-year-old’s instincts were telling her that she was being watched. She couldn’t attribute the feeling to a specific individual but was certain her stalker was a man. Beth wasn’t the only one to feel this way. Many other women in her city of Visalia were plagued by a similar worry….

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill, Erin Munro and Milly Raso

 Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska 

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer – Michelle McNamara 

 

IMAGES:

Shoelace as evidence in the East Area Rapist case – FBI

 

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES (via Newspapers.com):

Auburn Policeman Faces Disciplinary Procedures – Auburn Journal, August 22 19

Auburn Policeman Dismissed in Shoplifting Accusation – Auburn Journal, August 29 1979

Capital Court Ponders Auburn Policeman Fate – Auburn Journal, October 26 1979

Jury Finds Policeman Guilty of Shoplifting – Auburn Journal, October 31 1979

Policeman Drops Appeal Plans – Auburn Journal, November 7 1979

 

ARTICLES:

Visalia Ransacker’s victim speaks out for the very first time – ABC 7 News

Visalia Ransacker survivor opens up about terrifying attack that left her father dead – Oxygen

New hope in hunt for rapist – Sacramento Bee

The Golden State Killer: How it took four decades to catch the serial predator who terrorised California – ABC News

Visalia detective came face to face with ‘Visalia Ransacker’ serial killer in 1975 – ABC 7 News

An inside look at the Golden State Killer suspect’s behavior – Los Angeles Times

The detective who caught the Golden State Killer Suspect… 40 Years ago – Sacramento Bee

Frozen in time: the DNA sample that led to the arrest of Joseph DeAngelo – ABC 10

After Arrest Of Suspected Golden State Killer, Details Of His Life Emerge – NPR.org

East Area Rapist investigator recalls nearly knocking on suspect’s door – SF Gate

The Golden State Killer is tracked through a thicket of DNA, and experts shudder – New York Times

Suspected ‘Golden State Killer’ seemed shocked by arrest’ – ABC News

Suspected East Area Rapist Missing Part Of A Finger – CBS Sacramento

After searching for more than 40 years, authorities say an ex-cop is the Golden State Killer – CNN

Suspected Golden State Killer’s love Bonnie revealed – The Daily Mail

Inside ‘Golden State Killer’ suspect’s life in jail’ – ABC News

To find alleged Golden State Killer, investigators first found his great-great-great- grand- parents’ – The Washington Post

Why ‘Golden State Killer’ may have stopped murder spree: Investigator – ABC News

The Suspected Golden State Killer Witnessed Two Men Rape His Sister. It May Have Fueled His Rampage – BuzzFeed News

Must Reads: Why did it take so long to arrest the Golden State Killer suspect? – Los Angeles Times

Why did the Golden State Killer stop (assuming he did)? – The Mercury News

Golden State Killer: Police took DNA from car as suspect shopped in Hobby Lobby – USA Today

Liam Bartlett: The Golden State Killer ‘should’ve been arrested decades ago’ – 9Now

Affadavit: Golden State Killer suspect’s DNA obtained while he shopped at Hobby Lobby – AJC

Meet Joseph DeAngelo, the elusive Golden State Killer – All That’s Interesting

Meet Sharon Huddle – All That’s Interesting

How did police finally catch the alleged Golden State Killer and bring him to trial? – Women’s Health

Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms: What We Know About Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo’s Marriage To Sharon Huddle – Oxygen.com

The woman behind the scenes who helped capture the Golden State Killer – The Mercury News

Exclusive: Sacramento cops arrested Golden State Killer suspect in 1996, then let him go – The Sacramento Bee

Disturbing sex life of Golden State Killer revealed – News.com.au

Joseph James DeAngelo pleads guilty to 13 murders tagged to California’s ‘Golden State Killer – USA Today

Golden State Killer pleads guilty to murders and other crimes that terrorized California LA Times

Golden State Killer has history of faking insanity, feebleness, prosecutor says SF Gate

Inside The Golden State Killer Trial That Finally Delivered Justice After 40 Years All That’s Interesting

Golden State Killer: survivors of Joseph DeAngelo’s crimes speak out in court – The Guardian

Golden State Killer sentenced to life in prison – BBC

Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo sentenced to life without possibility of parole – NBC News

Golden State Killer: Joseph DeAngelo sentenced to life in prison – The Guardian

Man in the Window – The LA Times 

In the Footsteps of a Killer: The Writer’s Cut – Los Angeles Magazine

The definition of sociopath’: Jail videos offer revealing glimpse of Golden State Killer – KCRA

Victims want Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo sent to toughest prison – CBS Sacramento

Golden State Killer’ addresses the court: ‘I’m truly sorry – ABC News

The messy consequences of the Golden State Killer case – The Atlantic

Golden State Killer sentenced to life in prison without parole – The New York Times

Former police chief who fired Golden State Killer suspect says he’s “embarrassed” – True Crime Dail

 

VIDEOS:

Retired Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detective: Ray Biondi – FBI

New Clue in East Area Rapist Mystery – Crime Watch Daily

‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ – HBO (Accessed via Foxtel Go)

Golden State Killer Sentencing: Full Court Hearing ABC10 

Unmasking the Golden State Killer – 60 Minutes Australia

 

WEBSITES:

VisaliaRansacker.com

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

FightCamp – Get FREE shipping and a gift worth up to $109 with every FightCamp package

Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today

Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free

SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Get 40% off plus a free security camera (limited time offer)

 

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