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East Area Rapist documentary to be screened in Sacramento

The screening of a TV documentary series on the search for the Golden State Killer, known in the Sacramento area as the East Area Rapist, will be held in Sacramento next week.

The April 4 screening of "Unmasking a Killer — the Hunt for the Golden State Killer" is presented by the Center for Sacramento History, in partnership with CNN sister network HLN. It will be accompanied by a panel discussion and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Delta King Theatre, 1000 Front St., in Old Sacramento.

Tickets are $10 and are available only online, at

The man known locally as the East Area Rapist is believed to be responsible for at least 51 attacks and 12 murders in California. The crimes began with home-invasion assaults in eastern Sacramento County n 1976 and continued for three years. He then is believed to have moved on to the East Bay and Southern California.

The East Area Rapist is suspected of murdering a young couple, Brian and Katie Maggiore, in February 1978 as they walked near their Rancho Cordova apartment.

The panel discussion will feature Carol Daly, a retired Sacramento County sheriff's detective; Paul Holes, a Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office investigator; and "Linda," a Golden State Killer survivor; as well as other former and current Northern California investigators working on the case, according to a Center for Sacramento History news release.

"Unmasking a Killer" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays only on HLN. Episodes are also available on HLN On Demand. A trailer can be viewed online, at

The screening and panel discussion are part of the Center for Sacramento History Speakers Series. Proceeds from the event will go toward preserving the center's film and photography collection. More than five minutes of news film and three still shots from the collection were used in creation of the documentary series, according to the news release.

Founded in 1953, the Center for Sacramento History is administered by the city of Sacramento and is jointly funded by the city and county of Sacramento.

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