PIGEON FORGE, TN – July 10, 2019 – He’s been called the Facebook detective and a citizen sleuth and has built a solid reputation for helping to solve true crimes. For 20 years, Billy Jensen has become a household name within the true crime genre. Fans now have a chance to hear from the “consulting digital detective” in an intimate setting 9:30 a.m. July 20 at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. The event is included with general admission to the museum, but advance reservations are required to attend.
Those attending will be treated to hearing him speak about the Golden State Killer Case, his podcast, his soon-to-be-released book, how he began in the field, and his current projects. The small group setting will also provide an opportunity to ask questions.
A true crime journalist focused squarely on unsolved murders and missing persons, after 17 years of writing hundreds of stories with no endings, he decided to try to solve the murders himself using radical social media techniques. And, it worked. Jensen has solved or helped solve ten homicides. Law enforcement agencies now reach out to Jensen to help in cases that have them stumped, using him as a “consulting digital detective.” His new book, “Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders,” is currently available for pre-order and comes out on Aug. 13, 2019.
Jensen is known for his involvement with the Golden State Killer Case, in which the serial killer committed at least 13 murders, over 50 rapes, and more than 100 burglaries in California. The crimes took place between 1974 and 1986, with the suspected killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, being arrested and charged with murder, kidnapping and abduction in April 2018.
Attendees must be at least 10 years old. Seating is limited and is on a first come basis.
For more information, visit www.alcatrazeast.com/temporary-exhibits/speaker-programs/billy-jensen.
Additionally, there are two special exhibits on display during the summer, both aimed at providing visitors with information about headline-grabbing cases from decades ago and of recent years. The special summer exhibits focus on the 25th anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder, as well as the sexual assault crimes that involved the USA Gymnastics team doctor, with over 200 women accusing him of the crimes.
About Alcatraz East
Alcatraz East is the most arresting crime museum in the United States. Guests of all ages can encounter a unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving, and our justice system. Through interactive exhibits and original artifacts, Alcatraz East is an entertaining and educational experience for all ages - so much fun it’s a crime! This family attraction is located at the entrance of The Island, located at 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN. General admission tickets are $14.95 for children, $24.95 for adults. Group ticket sales are available. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the last ticket sold 60 minutes before closing. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.alcatrazeast.com.
About Billy Jensen
A true crime investigator, Billy Jensen has helped to solve 10 cases and is frequently contacted by law enforcement to assist on cases. He focuses on unsolved murders and missing person cases. He has spent over 20 years writing about and investigating true crime stories. He is also a writer and book author. Jensen has also 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. To learn more about Billy, visit his site at: http://billyjensen.com/.
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