Conversation with True Crime Investigative Journalist Billy Jensen
Billy Jensen is a true crime journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. But after 17 years of writing hundreds of stories with no endings, he was fed up–and decided to try and solve the murders himself using radical social media techniques. Take advantage of this special opportunity to hear from Billy Jensen in an intimate setting, with the chance to ask all your burning questions! He will discuss the Golden State Killer Case, his new podcast, and cases he’s currently working on.
July 20, 2019
*Please note seating is limited, first come first serve. Doors open at 9:00am*
Billy Jensen is a true crime journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. But after 17 years of writing hundreds of stories with no endings, he was fed up–and decided to try and solve the murders himself using radical social media techniques. And it worked. Billy has solved or helped solve ten homicides. Law enforcement agencies now reach out to Billy to help in cases that have them stumped, using him as a “consulting digital detective.”
He has written crime stories for Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Magazine and the Long Island Press, and was most recently a producer and investigator on the Warner Bros. show Crime Watch Daily, where he covered the Allenstown 4 murders, the Humboldt 5, the gap in the system when it comes to missing persons and unidentified remains and the unique talents of citizen detectives. His investigation into the wrongful conviction of Kimberly Long helped earn her release from prison.
After his friend Michelle McNamara suddenly passed away in 2016, Billy helped finish her book on the Golden State Killer, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”, alongside her researcher Paul Haynes and her husband Patton Oswalt. Since then, he has teamed up with retired as a cold case investigator Paul Holes on the podcast The Murder Squad.
Jensen’s new book “Chase the Darkness with Me” explores his journey to setting out to solve cases himself. It comes out August 13.
To learn more about Billy, visit his website.