As you know if you’ve been following my Twitter or Facebook, I am now making the rounds of NorCal’s crime scenes (those I know so far), but before I post an article about cruising the Ivycrest attack location, I want to share a short article here on EAR’s eyes. Not the eye color. Forget the eye color and all you assume about it.
For the popular sleuth, it is not the color of the eye which is important. It is the shape. Most are looking at black and white photos online. Few artists can guess eye color in B&W. The rest are limited to assessing the shape. But I must caution here. Frankly, I think too much is made of the shape of the eyes. Much is made of the shape because Victim 15 was certain on the type of eyes EAR had. Not color. Shape. She is the only in situ witness.
It is from her that the open face and then the now-popular composite was created.
But eye shape can change based on widening the eyes or, in the case of the circumstances in which EAR was seen, the tight balaclava pulled back the cheeks and distorted eye shape.
All other sketches thought to possibly represent EAR show narrower eyes. But these were taken in circumstances before-the-fact, and they represent a “suspicious” person in the street the day of or days before the attack. “Suspicious” means it was a young man nobody in the neighborhood knew. Therefore it may not have been EAR.
I still say for those seeking EAR, take in all the circumstances about your POI rather than relying on one feature. However, for those browsing old photos, you might want to take into consideration the shape of the eyes.
Lt. Richard Shelby also insisted that EAR had soft hair, the thin lazy hair with associate with the perfect feathered shag.
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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.