If it turns out that RP is EAR/ONS, then we must speculate on what law enforcement may consider doing. DNA will merely identify him now, but there was a lot of stuff that EAR took from his victims. Where is it?

In my “Portrait of Terror” I reconstruct EAR calling from the wrecking yard after work, making his ominous hang up phone calls.  This still probably rings true. But there is the probability that he also used the Lincoln lair. It was an old house on Lincoln Avenue, demolished when the new developments went in around there. By 1983 it was gone, destroyed for Clover Knolls Ct. It had some good property behind it. EAR would have been completely unsupervised here, a teen off the leash in the Swingin’ Seventies. . . . if it is RP.

His family was now based far away up Highway 50. He would have been coming and going from work and perhaps some chores pertaining to his mother’s business. He would have been allowed to stay nights sometimes, but after HS graduation perhaps was allowed to live there. After the Summer of 1977, as we know, EAR’s pattern shows he branched out further, as if now based in the East Area rather than coming to it from up Highway 50.

It would be impossible to dig up the area today. But I suspect that if there is a DNA hit SAC. Co. LE will do some investigating in hopes of trying to identify the lair and where some of the goods might have been hidden. After all, DNA does not identify the infamous lair. Something had to happen to all that EAR had stolen. The stash of guns, knives? Maybe even the masks.

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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.


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