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Patton Oswalt Talks About His Late Wife's Book On The Golden State Killer & How She Would Have Felt About The Suspect's Arrest

Patton Oswalt's late wife Michelle McNamara poured her heart and soul into researching a three-fourths finished book, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, all about the infamous Golden State Killer.

While McNamara unexpectedly died in her sleep in April 2016, investigative journalist Billy Jensen and lead researcher Paul Haynes completed the pages based on her notes and published in February 2018. On Wednesday, they finally caught the guy, reported killer Joseph James DeAngelo.

Watch the emotional clip from Late Night with Seth Meyers (above)!

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Patton Oswalt Reacts To Police Arresting The Suspected Golden State Killer, Whose Decades-Old Case Was Being Investigated By His Late Wife Michelle McNamara

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Authorities believe they have finally arrested the infamous Golden State Killer – and no one is happier than Patton Oswalt.

Why? Because the more than 40-year-old case was thoroughly investigated by the comedian's late wife Michelle McNamara, who also authored a true-crime book on the subject titled I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

Oswalt shared the news on Wednesday, hours after police arrested ex-cop Joseph James DeAngelo on capital murder and other counts. Authorities identified the suspect as the infamous murderer — AKA the "East Area Rapist" and "the Original Night Stalker" — believed to have committed 12 killings and 48 rapes across California from 1976 to 1986.

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According to the Sacramento Bee, the 72-year-old had been living in the Sacramento area and was identified after a "renewed push" for the investigation by the sheriff's department and district attorney. The suspect was arrested after police matched discarded DNA evidence from his Sacramento area home with genetic evidence from the crimes.

Oswalt, who helped researcher Paul Haynes and co-writer Billy Jensen finish McNamara's book, took to social media to document "One of the more surreal days" of his life, noting that all his wife ever wanted was to see the Golden State Killer behind bars.

He shared on Twitter and Instagram:

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Patton Oswalt Believed Late Wife Had 'Postpartum Depression' — According To New Memoir

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The words of Michelle McNamara live on…

In April 2016, Patton Oswalt's wife passed away at the age of 46 from a combination of prescription medications — including Adderall, Xanax, and the pain medication fentanyl — and an undiagnosed heart condition.

Related: Oswalt Gives A Shoutout To His Daughter & Late Wife

According to her posthumous memoir I'll Be Gone In The Dark released on Tuesday, the crime writer details the intense emotions she faced after having daughter Alice just two years after her mother passed away from complications of diabetes.

McNamara remembers "crying hysterically" after her daughter's birth, and "was inconsolable for the first two weeks."

While Patton told friends she suffered from "postpartum depression," she disagreed, writing:

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