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Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara

$14 Million
51 years
April 14, 1970
April 21, 2016
United States
Freelance Writer, Blogger
Thomas W.McNamara, Rita McNamara
Patton Oswalt (M. 2005)
November 2020

Michelle McNamara was an American author who is appraised as truly outstanding among a portion of the ongoing famous wrongdoing essayists and bloggers. She completed graduation from the University of Notre Dame and later sought after MFA from the University of Minnesota.

Michelle experienced childhood in Illinois and later on moved to Los Angeles for career reasons. She was notable for her site ‘Genuine Crime Diary’, which mirrored her enthusiasm for writing about wrongdoing.

Michelle McNamarawas one of the most enthusiastic wrongdoing scholars who supposedly got hooked to exploring and expounding on criminal cases since a youthful age. Everything started with the murder riddle of her neighbor; Kathleen Lombardo, which happened two blocks from where she lived then.

McNamara is notable for her enthusiastic inclusion in the ‘Golden State Killer’ case which rotated around the ‘First Night Stalker’ and ‘East Area Rapist’. The utilization of the term ‘Golden State Killer’ by the Californian specialists speaks a great deal about the effect of her exploration working on this issue.

Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamaraCareer

In 1997, after graduation, Michelle McNamara moved to Los Angeles to work as an author in the film and Film and TV Industry. Her long-term interest and curiosity towards contemplating and investigating genuine wrongdoing made her dispatch her site named ‘TrueCrimeDiary’, in 2006.

The ‘Golden State Killer’ case drew her consideration, and she detailed a few records of it in the ‘Los Angeles’ magazine in 2013 and 2014.

Around a similar time, ‘SXSW Interactive panel’ named ‘Resident Dicks: Solving Murders with Social Media’ welcomed her alongside her long-lasting companion and genuine wrongdoing journalist, Billy Jensen, for wrongdoing related conversations.

Based on the evidence by the Californian specialists, on the linked DNA profile that associated the ‘East Area Rapist’ and ‘Unique Night Stalker’, it was Michelle who authored the term ‘Golden State Killer’. ‘Harper Collins’ rewarded her with a book deal on the equivalent and she started her work looking into the issue.

Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara

Because of her less than ideal death, she was unable to conclude the project which was then refreshed and finished by her husband, Patton Oswalt, and wrongdoing author, Paul Haynes. ‘Harper Collins’ after death dispatched the book named, ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer’, on February 27, 2018.

The book acquired number ‘2’ ranking in the ‘New York Times Best Seller List’ in the true to life kind and the topmost in the joined digital book and print in true to life.

HBO announced a narrative series based on the book in April 2018 and is being coordinated by prominent American narrative filmmaker; Liz Garbus. Californian specialists captured the claimed ‘Golden State Killer’ known as James DeAngelo on April 25, 2018.


Michelle McNamara kicked the bucket in her Los Angeles home on April 21, 2016, under odd conditions exactly one week after her 46th birthday celebration. She was experiencing Atherosclerotic cardiovascular infection. The autopsy report uncovered that an accidental overdose of different medications including Xanax, Adderall, Fentanyl, and amphetamines prompted her death.

The exploration concerning the case was devouring her mentally which was later detailed by her husband and can likewise be perused in her book referenced in her own words. All that pressure probably intensified her well-being and brought about sleep deprivation too.

Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara

Personal Life

Michelle McNamara was born on April 14, 1970, into an Irish-American family. Her father, Thomas W. McNamara, a trial attorney by profession, and her mother, Rita McNamara, was a homemaker. She was the most youthful among her four sisters and a brother.

Michelle experienced childhood in Oak Park, Illinois,s and went to St. Edmunds in Oak Park for rudimentary tutoring and later on moved to William Beye Elementary. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame. Later on, she did MFA from the University of Minnesota in Creative Writing.

Michelle McNamara married Patton Oswalt on September 24, 2005, and they had a little girl, Alice, on April 15, 2009.

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