While we await more hardcore evidence let’s elaborate on the last EAR/ONS post and examine a few more clues that possibly shed some more light on EAR through the filter we now have of the premier POI. This is based on his most outstanding feature– a very unique lower jaw and lip.
There were victims who saw EAR’s masked face. On occasion his masks even had holes for his mouth. You would think that if EAR had such an obvious physical feature as a pronounced under bite or some other condition he would hide it. Looking like you have a lemon rind in your mouth is not commonplace. It would clearly identify him. In the case of the Maggiore double murders, for instance, despite the fact that the perpetrator(s) were seen from afar one was described as having fat or thick lips.
Herein we may have found the reason for why EAR not only spoke through clenched teeth, thus disguising his voice, but also why he spoke with his lips firmly together. This stretches the lips and would effectively hide a jutting lower lip. There would be no distinguishing feature for victims to see, at least those few who got a look at his mouth.
I have checked my artwork and it appears that for the majority of his first attacks EAR did not use a ski mask with a mouth hole. It began at No. 5, but it was only used occasionally. Then when he was at the height of his game he used it more frequently. Nevertheless, he still went back to a homemade without a mouth hole or a ski mask without a mouth hole.
How EAR looked at No. 1 and No. 49 — the alpha and omega of evil disguises in his rape spree. He was never seen again.
Most of the composites of EAR show no such unique lower lip and jaw. But there is something that distinguishes those composites that do show such a feature from those that don’t. Those that don’t are usually a composite of pre-drawn features– eyes, nose, mouth, etc., superimposed on pre-drawn head outlines and hair styles. Some of these captured the long, thin face and chin, but none of these stereo-features could anticipate the unique lower jaw and lip. These are most notable in those composites that are 100% hand drawn by the police artist while he listened to the witness.
This stark contrast cannot go ignored. It argues that the EAR had a unique lower lip and jaw that did not exist in the stereo-features of a police identity kit.
These little things have to be considered as clues with which to more forward.
And if the composites are true, and more than composite agrees, EAR had to take his unique feature into consideration as well. The stretched lips, the hissing snarl, the entire style of attack on a sleeping individual in the darkness of their own bedroom, very much seems to indicate EAR hid not only a distinctive speech but distinctive mouth.
EAR apparently had access to some wigs and used them as a diguise. There are a couple of composites that cannot be of a POI with real hair.
Attempts to capture the long face and brooding lower lip. Then there is the one with the brooding lower lip and long hair that looks like a wig.
This also helps us to explain the La Riviera sighting in January 1977 where an agile prowler leapt fences but strangely had a retro hair style from the 1950s. That was not popular in the 1970s. You either had long hair, fashioned or feathered on the side, often parted in the middle, or just a generic short hair cut. No one had a styled greased- back look. Yet if a man with a full head of hair about his ears greased it back his hair would, in fact, look like he was from the 1950s.
The premier POI had such hair– neither long nor short and if it was combed back it could pass for an old hair style. Amidst the various hair parts seen on EAR composites and the few that show him with what must be wigs, the greaser look fits right in between. Only someone with a full but ear-length haircut could get away with such radical styles as long hair (wigs), greaser look, and then shorter hair often parted on the right.
The greaser look was not a popular disguise. For the 1970s it might not have been wise. I think he only used it a couple of times. Picture the first 3 composites above with their hair greased back into a 50s’ cut. You get the La Riviera composite.
It all fits. It is not evidence per se, but it drives us onward to dot the i’s and cross the t’s of this POI. Hopefully, soon, either he is confirmed or eliminated. But all these details must remain. These features are still those of EAR, whether this POI is EAR or not. It is the unique features of the perpetrator, gleaned over many reports and composites, no matter how seemingly insignificant, that must be considered. It cannot be the features of a person of interest. They come and go. The evidence and clues tell us EAR had a long face, narrow chin, a brooding lower lip, and he went out of his way to disguise not only his speech but by snarling and growling and hissing through lips pulled taught he seemed to have also disguised his lips.
“The devil is in the details. . .” Indeed.
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For 25 years 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. “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.