‘Golden State Killer’ 2-Hour Special to Air on Oxygen in August

72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested and charged in connection to the crimes in April

Oxygen Media will air a two-hour special titled “Golden State Killer: Main Suspect” on Aug. 4 that will examine one of the most infamous killing sprees in U.S. history.

NBC News investigative journalist Stephanie Gosk will host the special that will look into the life of Joseph James DeAngelo, who is the suspect in custody for several murders and rapes that took place between 1976 and 1986 from Sacramento to Orange County.

Bay Area detective Paul Holes, who helped search for the Golden State Killer for nearly 25 years and who played a big part in his arrest, will join Gosk on the special.

In “Golden State Killer: Main Suspect,” Gosk will travel through California to meet with the people DeAngelo knew best, and will attempt to unravel his life.

The special is produced by Peacock Productions with Elizabeth Waller serving as executive producer.

In April, 72-year-old DeAngelo was arrested and charged with at first two counts of murder. The Golden State Killer was linked by DNA and method to 12 murders, 45 sexual assaults and more than 120 burglaries from Sacramento to Orange County between 1976 and 1986.

The Golden State Killer case was also the subject of a true-crime book titled “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt’s late wife. McNamara worked with investigators on the case but died before the book was published. It was finished by co-writer Billy Jensen, researcher Paul Haynes and Oswalt.

In May, it was announced McNamara’s book would become an HBO docuseries.

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