Wicked Attraction on Investigation Discovery

Make sure to watch my friend, Claire Booth, tomorrow on the Investigation Discovery channel show “Wicked Attraction.” The show is chronicling the Helzer serial murder case that rocked Northern California in the summer of 2000.

Claire, along with myself, was one of the Contra Costa Times reporters who covered the bizarre case. She wrote the book “The False Prophet: Conspiracy, Extortion, and Murder in the name of God.”

The show airs at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Here is the description from Investigation Discovery:

Deadly Disciple
In the summer of 2000, a gruesome discovery is made along the Mokelumne River in Northern California. Duffel bags containing the dismembered body parts of more than one person have floated to the surface. At the same time, detectives in multiple counties search for three missing people, trying to solve a double homicide. As the evidence mounts, it’s clear that all of the crimes are connected, and a clear suspect comes into the picture. He’s a self-proclaimed prophet of God who police fear may be using promises of heaven to coerce his disciples into creating hell on earth.