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Paul Holes


Paul Holes

In 2018, Paul Holes retired as a cold case investigator after spending more than 27 years working in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Paul specialized in cold case and serial predator crimes, lending his expertise to notable cases, including the murder of Laci Peterson and the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard. Most prominently, Paul’s career culminated with his identification of the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, the most notorious and cunning serial predator in U.S. history.

Since the arrest of DeAngelo, Holes has been very involved on the media side, continuing to assist law enforcement and victims’ families with their unsolved cases through the television shows "The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes" and "America’s Most Wanted," and the podcast "Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad."

Paul Holes

Books by Paul Holes

by Paul Holes - Memoir, Nonfiction, True Crime

From the detective who found the Golden State Killer comes a memoir of investigating America’s toughest cold cases and the rewards --- and toll --- of a life solving crime.