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OXYGEN DEBUTS “THE DNA OF MURDER WITH PAUL HOLES” ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 7 PM ET/PT WITH A SPECIAL 90-MINUTE SERIES PREMIERE

Series Stars Paul Holes, the Cold Case Investigator, Who Helped Crack the Golden State Killer Case, as he Looks to Solve Brutal Murders from Around the Country

New York, NY – September 19, 2019 - Oxygen, the destination for high-quality crime programming, heads right to the crime scene for a brand-new active investigation series “The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes” debuting Saturday, October 12 at 7 pm ET/PT with a special 90-minute series premiere. Holes is best known as the retired cold case investigator whose work was instrumental in identifying a suspect in the Golden State Killer case. For a sneak peek of “The DNA of Murder”, visit: https://www.oxygen.com/the-dna-of-murder-with-paul-holes/season-1/videos/the-dna-of-murder-with-paul-holes-premieres

The series follows Holes as he dives into unsolved homicides by analyzing the physical and emotional “DNA” left behind during the violent interaction. With unprecedented access to crime scene photographs, case files and evidence, Holes investigates each crime utilizing his unique forensic and behavioral skillset. Hoping to zero in on the profile of the perpetrator, he lends his expertise in the latest technological advancements from familial and genetic genealogy to latent fingerprint and DNA phenotyping, the process of predicting physical appearance from DNA. Holes travels around the country working with local investigators and experts including Loni Coombs, Yolanda McClary and Laura Richards, to explore new theories, potential suspects and evidence in the hopes of getting one step closer to solving these cases.

The 90-minute premiere episode delves into a 1980 murder in Williamsburg, Iowa where two hotel guests were founded bludgeoned to death in their room at a Holiday Inn. Each subsequent hour-long episode will focus on a new brutal murder where many questions have been left unanswered. Additional cases include a young woman found stabbed to death along railroad tracks in Kansas City, KS; a murder of a socialite in Georgia whose case involves a mysterious letter allegedly sent from the killer; a man who was found dead in his home after answering an online post for a renter; a homicide of a nun found 100 yards from the convent; and a grandmother stabbed to death in her home in broad daylight.

About Paul Holes:

Investigator Paul Holes spent two and a half decades looking for one of the most elusive serial killers in US history, the Golden State Killer. After retiring from his position as Cold Case Investigator/Chief of Forensics for the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office in California, he continued to work on the case until he helped capture the alleged killer, Joseph James DeAngelo. Working with a team of investigators, Holes’ use of cutting-edge DNA technology proved crucial to closing in on DeAngelo. Holes was launched into the national spotlight and became an overnight hero in the crime and justice community.

“The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes” is produced by Wilshire Studios with Leane Vandeman, Jessica Grimshaw and Paul Holes serving as executive producers.

About Wilshire Studios

Wilshire Studios develops and produces a diverse slate of original premium docuseries for multiple platforms, aligning with award-winning producers and innovative storytellers to create compelling content that explores reality through a variety of formats. Wilshire Studios is part of NBCUniversal.

About Oxygen Media:

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.

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