Anne Penn writes about True Crime which incorporates all aspects of the cases from investigating the crimes, discussions on his MO, media coverage of the times, profiles done by professionals, DNA, Rape Kit Testing. This book is packed with information about the criminal known as The East Area Rapist Aka Original Night Stalker Aka Golden State Killer along with her own personal story. Anne Penn predicted where she thought this man came from, and where he was until his arrest on April 24, 2018. Anne grew up across the street from a canal in Sacramento. She extensively researched this perpetrators crimes to not only profile him, but to talk about what drove him to rape and murder. Anne spoke to Law Enforcement over time as she tried to help look at the cases in Sacramento from a different perspective. It turned out many of the things she discusses in her book first published in January 2017 were correct. Independently investigated and researched Anne had thought these were crimes committed by a serial killer and were random since 1980. Her grandfather was Lyman Jones Senior, the father of murder victims in Ventura, CA, Lyman Robert and Charlene Smith. Anne had a personal interest in trying to get the word out to the people who were in Sacramento in the 1970’s because she knew the suspect was arrogant and was still in Sacramento right under everyone’s nose. Anne Penn aka Laurie was born at Mather Air Force Base and grew up in this serial killers hunting grounds.
What were the chances that the East Area Rapist would terrorize Sacramento for two plus years when Laurie was 19 - 21 and then move on to Ventura, CA murdering her grandfather's son and daughter in law in 1980? Family pictures and photo album plus chapters about DNA, Cold Cases, DNA phenotyping as well as maps and geographic locations are included in this edition.
Joseph James DeAngelo was booked into the Sacramento County jail where his rapes began 42 years ago. Will the perpetrator's case go to trial soon enough in order for the victims and families to see justice in these cases? 50 plus rapes and at least 12 murders have been connected in California. Innocent until proven guilty Joseph James DeAngelo, Jr. is a 100% DNA match to the evidence left at many crime scenes long ago. We will see the final chapter as it plays out in real time. After 42 years the man known as the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker/Golden State Killer has been behind bars for 34 days. The ending to this story has yet to be written. Included are chapters about some of what we know so far since JJD's arrest. We wait for Law Enforcement to connect the dots. With the DNA match, we shall see how the story ends. Stay tuned.