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FBI Retired Case File Review

The host of FBI Retired Case File Review with Jerri Williams is a retired FBI agent writing crime fiction inspired by true crime FBI cases. In this podcast, she interviews retired FBI agents about their most intriguing and high-profile cases, reviews how the FBI is portrayed in books, TV, and movies and recommends crime fiction. Photos and links to articles about the cases and topics discussed can be found at

Jan 10, 2024

In part one of this two-part episode, retired Bureau attorney Steve Kramer and retired agent Steve Busch review how Kramer teamed up with Paul Holes, an investigator for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, to use Investigative Genetic Genealogy to generate leads to identify the person known as the Golden State Killer.

Different law enforcement agencies spent 43 years trying to find the serial killer. Kramer and Holes took a different approach, and assembled a team that identified Joseph James DeAngelo as the infamous Golden State Killer after only 63 days. Kramer and Busch then teamed up at the Orange County Resident Agency at the Los Angeles Division to form the FBI’s first forensic genetic genealogy team.

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