It is amazing how effusive in kindness some who previously disliked me or were lukewarm have been to me after the negative match on RP came back. I can’t understand why some people want this to go on, and apparently some were so relieved that I supposedly failed that they were overjoyed enough to unleash some nice words at me. The process of elimination is a positive process. One must of necessity be wrong all but the last time. More POIs are being prepared to be put through the process.
I must admit I am grateful I am isolated from toxic fandom. I do have contact with a couple of proboard moderators. They try and keep things sober, which must be a heavy job. One member of the boards snidely inferred recently I was EAR. Snide is the insult of cowards, and he wasn’t even good at it.
What is posted on my blog and site is for the thousands who follow the process, for family members and victims, and the many lurkers who want to avoid toxic fandom and remain updated on my investigation.
. . .So on to more exciting news. You know from what angle I approach EAR’s identity. Others follow. The dragnet at the official level must be continuing, and they are following a very broad but intriguing path to EAR’s identity.
The person being sought has obviously been the unsuspected. This means we should consider ages from 16 to 27. So birth dates between 1950 to 1959. He might have graduated HS early. Some grad at 16 and had time to kick around before getting serious with education and a real job. He might have grad’d at 20. Some do. There is some factor more than EAR’s own calculating precautions that put him outside of the suspect list. He may have lived at a distance from the East Area. He may have been from a moderately affluent background.
We have only that one sketch from Victim 15, and it was aided by a means that is not that inspiring. We then have the sketches from the Maggiore double murders. The other appears to be from Rod Miller, the Ripon Court victim. Only one is definitely of EAR while in action. The others, including all those not listed here, are possibly of other perps or of “suspicious” young men seen in the neighborhoods before-the-fact. I have said it many times, but it bears repeating.
Taken as a whole, we are looking for someone 5 foot 8 to 10 inches tall, blondish- brown hair, a slightly longer face, athletic, agile, but not gym defined musculature. He knew the East Area of Sacramento. This must be added to the clues of the case– auto wrecking, used cars, dealerships, new housing developments/construction/real estate.
As a foretaste of the updated Portrait of Terror, in which I update in details, I include the following map here.
The stars represent the auto dealerships. They were concentrated in a few places back then. Exclamation points mark the wrecking yards. The 4 pointed stars represent a few significant used car dealerships. Thus we have the major dealerships on Fulton Avenue, near the East Area, a grouping at Madison and Auburn down to Highway 80, and in the south on Florin Road. The wrecking yards are in Rancho Cordova and in south Sac. on Stockton Blvd. The East Area is practically devoid on dealerships. Watt is in blue, Sunrise is in red. Madison/Manzanita are the T in the center.
If EAR worked for a dealership, this map, of course, highlights that he lived in the East Area and worked nearby on Fulton or Madison, and that he drove Sunrise and Watt frequently going to the wrecking yards in Cordova or than down south to the other dealerships and yards off Stockton and Highway 99. This would tend to explain why his attacks always gravitate toward Highway 50 and not Highway 80.
Portrait of Terror will update with much more information. But the map above is worth considering in light of the fact that EAR had an unlimited number of used cars and jalopies at his disposal. During his first year he seemed limited to the East Area. But come his second year of terror, he expanded along the highways south and then in his third year finally to the Contra Costa Corridor.
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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.