Sorry I haven’t been blogging as much, but I have been slammed with the release of The Bermuda Triangle II. The big advertising hasn’t begun yet, and I am partly to blame for that.
But Q Files is slowly being updated. The home page will become like my desktop, revealing to surfers my upcoming projects and dividing the projects according to how they will culminate: in web presentations or books.
Now, as for DURON as a clue in EAR/ONS: There is a possibility there was a connection. As a clue it comes down more to “CORN” than the paint chips. It was dark that night in Danville and the couple was taken by alarm at the man standing in the shadows. No one has “CORN” on their jacket. Crompton went nowhere with “COORS;” Shelby with “COACH;” and I with “COBRA.” Is it possible that DURON appeared as “CORN” to the frightened couple?
Much has been said about the paint chips found at certain locations ion victims’ houses. In and of themselves they might not lead to anything, but when you find after-the-fact that your POI had family connections to such a paint business, you begin to wonder. He had two working parents. He may have worked both of their connections– in auto wrecking and paint supplies/real estate without showing any over connection with momma’s business.
Following the real estate angle has led investigators nowhere for decades, but if EAR had a connection with someone who dealt in supplying paint for new home construction and finishing he would have an inside into the locations of new tracts of homes being built. The paint chips would not need to come from him. They could have come from the workers finishing the home. But you can see the connection. It was a way into neighborhoods without having a direct connection to construction.
So, the upshot is that tracing paint chips may go nowhere, but after-the-fact a connection with supplying paint is curious. Can the DURON logo appear as “CORN” at night, in the dark, from an angle, to a startled couple in bed?
EAR was unusually successful. It shouldn’t be surprising that he worked more than one angle during his crime spree in order to stalk neighborhoods, both up close and from afar.
For my POI, he had the connections. He had more than one apartment/duplex connection in the Carmichael area far from his official address in Placerville. He was outside of the dragnet. He had never been suspected. The process still grinds on to verify he was EAR or to clear him. But it remains surprising how so many connections turn up that potentially shed light on clues left in the wake of EAR.
His case is in good hands right now. We all wait. If there had been an autopsy they would get a DNA sample there. If not, it takes a little longer. We must be patient. The process moves along I’m sure.
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.