Night Predator

I have been going through the indexes of the civil cases that I pulled up on the computer for the trials at the Gordon Shaber Judicial building. It comes down to one case. I will soon request it for viewing. It is most likely offsite, so it may take a couple of weeks for them to be made ready for viewing. In the interim I have to go to Yolo County courthouse and check their records in hopes of pulling up something with another civil incident.

The purpose, once again, is several fold:

1, find a sample of handwriting

2, find any statement in interrogatories that will help me track my PPOI through the State– locations, jobs, etc.

3,  match these with EAR’s known movements.

As it stands, he appears in files as a security guard in the late 1980s, but apparently didn’t get a job in this endeavor until the early 1990s. He was 31 years old when his first license was issued. BSIS was explicit with me that they could find no records prior to this time.

This has left us with a huge gap– late 1970s to 1989. He emerges in the records as a young man, with an association to Carmichael and Placerville, liked nature, was associated with Volkswagens and auto wrecking, perhaps trucking.

In 1979 paperwork was found after he fled an aborted attack in Danville. This paperwork had irrelevant classwork, for lack of a better descriptive, on lined paper. A map was also found, on paper that was not lined. It showed a community centered around a lake that was in development. On the back I noticed a scribbled and largely hard to read word which mentions “Teichert Leasing.” Their headquarters are at Watt Avenue and American River drive. Their field offices and quarries were in the locations where EAR struck– Modesto, Stockton, Woodland (Davis), Contra Costa.

The search continues. . .

The Quester Files is undergoing optimization so that it will be uniform. Soon I hope to have it completely and fully functioning, with all links working. This has been quite a chore since I really require two webpages in one– borders and banners for the master site– The Quester Files– and then within this a page with its own menu for the subject matter. EAR, for instance, requires a huge menu bar.

In a month it will be 40 years since EAR began. I have hopes to be rid of the case soon, so we can all move on. For those interested in HorrorScope, I am finished on the first draft. It is about 90,000 words. The final couple of chapters are not in, as I am waiting on obtaining more handwriting samples. I will update you with an outsert from one of the chapters soon.

I was sent a link to these videos below. They were done by Janelle Cruz’s sister mentioning my site The Quester Files. Janelle was the Night Predator’s last known victim.


To see a victim’s sister read about her loved one’s case is quite startling. It shows to what extent family still want this villain to be outed. I know a number of victims, of course.  I know many tune in every day to check my updates. Even though it may be frustrating waiting for the final moment when the incontrovertible evidence comes in, we can take some satisfaction that each day more and more are becoming aware of the Night Predator and this can only help in solving the case.

Once again, I am not writing a book on EAR. The Quester Files is my three-pronged attack, so to speak, on mystery. Some of what I investigate will culminate in a book. Others simply cannot. EAR is one that can only be assailed by videos, photos, and text that can get the highest profile viewing possible.

For those interested in a book, there is Larry Crompton’s Sudden Terror, Richard Shelby’s Hunting a Psychopath, and  Jack Gray’s Hot Prowl. These books document the crime spree admirably. The purpose of the Quester Files section on EAR/ONS is to be a step by step investigation that enables the final solution.

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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. “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.


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