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At the tender age of 17, Michelle Cruz lost her sister and best friend, Janelle, to the brutal hands of the notorious "Golden State Killer."  Janelle was the last known victim raped and murdered before the mysterious monster disappeared from Law Enforcement's radar in 1986.  


Michelle's life was torn apart. But the search for the killer eventually motivated her to face her fears and go public to help track him down. Michelle spent countless hours helping to raise case awareness and assisting with investigation efforts. Her labor paid off in a big way when LE announced the identification and capture of her sister's killer!  Now that Janelle can Rest in Peace,  Michelle is finally able to live! 





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