HBO's I'll Be Gone In The Dark: 7 Facts About The Golden State Killer Case

HBO's I'll Be Gone In The Dark: 7 Facts About The Golden State Killer Case

The first of seven attacks happened on October 1, 1979, in Santa Barbara County, where the Original Night Stalker attempted to murder a couple after breaking into their home and tying them up. The victims of the next attack on December 30, 1979, weren't as lucky and were both found shot to death in a Goleta condominium. The string of home break-ins, rapes, and murders would plague the Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Orange Counties through July 1981, though the Original Night Stalker did briefly reappear for the murder of Janelle Cruz on May 4, 1986. Previously not believed to be connected to the previous attacks, the Cruz murder was later attributed to the Original Night Stalker through DNA.