Aside from the auto-wrecking connection, I have speculated (as have many others) that EAR had some contact in real estate or even construction in order to account for the complexity of his prowling MO. Roofing has always been a favorite of theorists. Did EAR work in the roofing business? This would give him an elevated view of a neighborhood. . . .But
How about fencing?
EAR struck in old neighborhoods in the beginning and then very frequently in new neighborhoods thereafter. This has inspired us to believe in construction connections, but new neighborhoods need new fences. Building fences around houses along a street will give him more than ample time to check out the unfinished and finished homes inside, even if just looking in the windows during a break.
So, we may have someone whose family had major auto-wrecking connections within which EAR worked part time or got some old clunkers to drive once in a while while his VW was being worked on.
I don’t say this academically. The connection has come up in my continuing investigation. (I just can’t sit and wait for another month for DNA on RAP, so I’ve been digging around again hoping I can cut corners, or if a negative comes up in the match be ready to pursue every other angle with the POIs).
Aside from EAR’s ability at jumping fences, he also knew how to bring down a fence (at No. 10) with one push of his foot. It must have been a fence in need of repair. He just could not risk angrily kicking down the fence where he stood. He knew how to do it. Off the top of my head, this is the only thing that indicates he knew fences. It’s pretty thin. . . . But on the notepaper he left behind I found an interesting clue. It’s not Imells.
Those interested, check out the back of the map again.
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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.