Episode 106: Closing in on The Golden State Killer: Part 1

After a 40-year manhunt, investigators finally find their needle in a DNA haystack and unmask a man who they suspect as California’s most prolific serial killer.  Find out how they did it, their first impressions and how this man allegedly started a crime spree that spanned more than 100 burglaries, 50 sexual assaults and 13 homicides. This episode provides insight into the surveillance of Joseph James DeAngelo – an able bodied 72-year-old who remained a potential threat – his background that contributed to an uncanny ability to evade detection, and the recent capture.

Episode 107: Closing in on The Golden State Killer: Part 2

The Golden State Killer has been identified by law enforcement as Joseph James DeAngelo.  Now accused of committing some of California’s most heinous crimes, this man was hiding in plain sight.  Hear from those who knew him and the investigators who spent a lifetime tracking him down. This final episode offers a deep dive into the timeline and crimes committed by the GSK, who may also be the “Visalia Ransacker” and Sacramento’s “East Area Rapist.”  A psychological profile and projected next steps are explored as DeAngelo heads to trial in Sacramento Country, CA.


The true crime HLN Original Series “Unmasking A Killer” profiles the terrifying real-life story of the Golden State Killer, one of the nation’s most prolific serial killers, who is responsible for a staggering 50 rapes and 12 murders in California.


New Episodes

Sunday Feb. 17 9PM ET/PT Episode 106
Episode 106: Closing in on The Golden State Killer: Part 1

Monday Feb. 18 9PM ET/PT Episode 106
Episode 107: Closing in on The Golden State Killer: Part 2

Previous Episodes

Episode 101: Launching the Manhunt for The Golden State Killer

Episode 102: The Pattern of a Killer

Episode 103: How the Killer Got Away

Episode 104: Inside the Killer’s Mind

Episode 105: Is the Killer Still Out There?