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Billy Jensen has solved more than a half dozen homicides and helped find missing persons. Law enforcement agencies reach out to him to help in cases that have them stumped, using him as a “consulting detective.” The New York native has written crime stories for Rolling StoneLos Angeles MagazineBoston Magazine, and Miami New Times, was managing editor of the Long Island Press and a crime stringer for the New York Times. After his friend Michelle McNamara suddenly passed away, he and her researcher helped finish her book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark about the hunt for the Golden State Killer, which became a NYT #1 bestseller. Jensen’s own true crime memoir, Chase Darkness with Me, was a NYT bestseller. He was featured heavily in the HBO docuseries I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and produces and stars in the Discovery+ series Unraveled. He is co-host of the podcasts The First Degree and  Jensen and Holes: The Murder Squad.