Jeffrey Rinek & Marilee Strong
Jeffrey Rinek served 30 years as a Special Agent with the FBI investigating cases of missing and murdered children and is known for obtaining a confession from serial killer Cary Stayner to the brutal slayings of four women and girls, known as the Yosemite Park Murders. In the Sacramento office of the FBI, he was responsible for assisting police and sheriffs' departments throughout Northern California in active and cold-case investigations involving missing children, child kidnappings, and the abuse, exploitation, and murder of children. He also served as a certified profiler for the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. In 2003, he was named Investigator of the Year by the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association, and in 2006, he received an Award for Excellence from the International Homicide Investigators Association. He was the Sacramento division case agent in 1993 overseeing the investigation that would come to be known as the Unabomber case. He has also worked for the FBI in the areas of white-collar crime, foreign counter-intelligence, and organized crime, served on the Bureau's swat team, and as a co-pilot in its aviation force. He and his work have been featured on numerous TV documentary crime shows, including A&E's American Justice, TruTV's Crime Stories, and Investigation Discovery's Real Detective.
Marilee Strong is the author of the books: A Bright Red Scream, on the aftereffects of childhood abuse and trauma, and Erased, which presented an original criminal and psychological profile of a particular kind of intimate-partner homicide. She has also written widely on topics such as child abduction, women in prison, gang violence, hate groups, and psychological treatment for sex offenders. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she was awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship. She is the recipient of more than a dozen writing and reporting honors, including a National Headliner Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Excellence Award. She has been a guest on NBC's Dateline, Fox News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, the BBC, and numerous other TV and radio shows.
Their recent book is In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators.