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Billy Jensen

Billy Jensen is a true crime journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons. In 2016, he had gotten so sick and tired of writing stories with no endings that he decided to try and solve the murders himself. In the two years he has solved or helped solve ten murders and found one missing woman, combining the shoe leather investigations he learned reporting crime with unique techniques honed from his day job as a digital strategist. He is currently working with law enforcement to integrate his strategies into investigations as part of a larger program to help solve colder cases using civilians.

A native of Long Island, Jensen has written crime feature stories for Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Magazine, Boston Magazine, and Miami New Times, was managing editor of the Long Island Press, editor of the Boston Phoenix and a stringer for the New York Times. His current day job is as supervising producer, digital for the Warner Bros. show Crime Watch Daily, where he also acts as an investigator, working cases including The Allenstown 4 and the wrongful conviction of Kimberly Long.

Jensen was friends with Michelle McNamara and when she passed away suddenly he helped finish her book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" with Michelle's husband Patton Oswalt and researcher Paul Haynes.


I'll Be Gone in the Dark
True Crime
February 2018
ISBN 9780062319784
352 pages
$27.99, INSTORE
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