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Candice Delong Biography
Candice DeLong is a former FBI criminal profiler, Author, special agent and criminologist. She was the lead profiler in San Francisco, California, and worked on the Unabomber case.
Delong currently hosts the Investigation Discovery programs Deadly Women and Facing Evil with DeLong. She has oftenly been compared to the protagonist of the movie The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice Starling.
Before entering the field of criminal profiling, DeLong worked as a psychiatric nurse at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
DeLong went to Quantico, Virginia in 1980 to attend the FBI training academy wanting a new career. Delong was one of only seven female recruits.
After graduating from Quantico, she worked in the FBI’s Chicago office. She stated that she used humor to ease tensions while working.
She then claimed that her three career goals were to be involved with a high-profile national criminal, to apprehend a serial killer, and to rescue a kidnap victim alive.
Candice Delong Age
Candice Delong was born Louise Rosing on July 16, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She is 73 years
Candice Delong Family
She is the daughter of a building contractor father and a homemaker mother. When growing up, she stated that her father had told her to choose a practical career.
Candice Delong Husband – Candice Delong Is She Married
She was married to John Raymond Delong on October 24, 1969. The couple divorced in 1978.
Candice Delong Son
Delong has a son called Seth.
Candice Delong Career
Delong became involved in the investigation of the Chicago Tylenol murders in 1982. In the murder, seven people died from potassium cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules. Although no one was ever charged in the poisonings, the incident led to new packaging for over-the-counter medication and federal anti-tampering laws.
Candice was one of the three handpicked FBI agents to mastermind the manhunt for the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski in 1995. Kaczynski had sent 16 bombs over a 17-year period to target areas, killing three people.
After his capture in Lincoln, Montana in 1995, Candice wrote that “he only cared about two things — his little quarter-acre of property and killing people.”
DeLong, a member of the Child Abduction Task Force in San Francisco, California, states that she considers the greatest day of her career to be when she rescued a nine-year-old kidnapping victim who had been given crack cocaine and forced to participate in child pornography. DeLong located the abductor on a train in San Diego, California and saved the boy.
Candice Delong Now
Candice currently hosts two programs on the Investigation Discovery Network: Deadly Women and Facing Evil with Candice.
She also serves as a subject-matter expert on Deadly Women, offering her professional opinions about the women profiled on the show.
On Facing Evil, She has profiled Jennifer Reali, Jennifer Hyatte, Susan Grund, Belinda Van Krevel, Patricia Olsen, Celeste Beard, Dawn Silvernail, Ashley Humphrey, Jill Coit, Rachel Wade, Shirley Jo Phillips, Tyonne Palmer, Jennifer Bailey, and Melissa Vanover from the inside of a prison, discussing the women’s’ motive for murder.
She has also been a frequent interview guest of Ronn Owens on the San Francisco Bay Area radio station KGO.
Candice Delong Books
Following her July 2000 retirement from the FBI, she published a book;
- Special Agent: My Life on the Front Lines as a Woman in the FBI
In the book, Delong discusses the criminal profiling process and how she helped solve high-profile cases. She has also dedicated a chapter in her book to personal safety, stating that “Prevention can be as simple as a deadbolt lock on your house.”
Candice Delong Quotes
“*You’re a woman, women are pigs. You pig-woman*
Well, that Miss Federal Pigs to you*”
Candice Delong Net Worth
The former FBI criminal profiler has a net worth of $3 million.