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Overview (3)

Born
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMichelle Eileen McNamara

Mini Bio (1)

Michelle McNamara was born on April 14, 1970 as Michelle Eileen McNamara. She was married to Patton Oswalt. She died on April 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Patton Oswalt (24 September 2005 - 21 April 2016) ( her death) ( 1 child)

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Mother, with Patton Oswalt, of daughter Alice Rigney Oswalt, born on April 15, 2009.
Gave birth to her daughter the day after her 39th birthday.
Died exactly one week after her 46th birthday.
Two years after her death, her non-fiction crime book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times' Bestseller List (2018). The Introduction and Afterword were respectively contributed by author Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt.
Her 2018 bestseller book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer," raised profile of the serial rapist who, through advanced DNA profiling, was finally arrested in Sacramento 24 April 2018 after evading capture for over 40 years. Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the "East Area Rapist" and "the Original Night Stalker," had been linked to an estimated 12 killings and 50 rapes throughout California in the 1970s and 1980s.
Father argued and lost a case in front of the United States Supreme Court in 1971.
Graduated from Notre Dame.
Had 4 sisters and a brother.
Graduated from University of Minnesota with an MFA in Fiction Writing.
Attended St. Edmunds in Oak Park, Illinois for elementary school. In the 4th grade she transferred to William Beye Elementary.

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