There is more to the EAR/ONS case that will not end with the positive DNA hit of the villain. I still wait, as you all do, for the results. But there is much more to consider. There is the Maggiore Double Murder. When EAR is identified, the investigators have to look into his past contacts. There is that second man at the scene of La Alegria on that tragic February night 1978. He and not EAR may have been the killer of Brian and Katie Maggiore.
I have officially (once) dropped the name of a possible POI who could fit being this other man, but the jurisdiction didn’t wish to tread into another jurisdiction. I have unofficially mentioned the same name with the jurisdiction that is currently spearheading the DNA test into RAP, my prime POI. It wasn’t official because they simply have no jurisdiction in Sacramento County. But if success comes with RAP, I think Sac. County will start spring-boarding from there.
The lead, as I have said, is probably someone in Brian’s background since the murderer seemed hard pressed to make sure both he and Katie died. I did recommend that a couple of local dopers be approached to see if they can remember someone who fits EAR’s description. For the local dopers, I think they would recall a customer who fit.
Brian and Katie Maggiore.
However, at an opposite, if RAP is identified as EAR, then things must proceed from there to finally uncover any past contact, employee of the wreckers or some profession similar, who could have been the “other man” that night with the strange jacket. Remember, if EAR killed the Maggiores it might not have been because he knew them but because they knew the man with him. Thus EAR had to silence them because the police could get his accomplice to identify him.
The same still rings true today. So does the opposite. That “other man” out there that night can be identified by EAR/ONS, even if dead, just by finding a past association.
Identifying EAR/ONS doesn’t automatically solve the Maggiore Double Murder. No one knows who pulled the trigger that night, and two men were involved.
I am eager for it all to end, but after EAR is identified and the audience has walked away from the captivating mystique of the real life Michael Myers there is much investigation that still needs to be done in order to finally close the books on the last pair of murders associated with his evil crime spree.
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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.