To take a break and relax from all the topics I investigate, I said I would get down straight every address and street of EAR’s victims. Of course, exact addresses and names will not be shared. I think there are many who know most of them, but there is a disagreement over a few. This is complicated mostly by some who imply they have inside information, but they clearly say things that don’t fit the narrative. Victim No 17 couldn’t remember the street she had lived on. “Inside” information goes only so far. Original detectives themselves have disagreed on recollections about streets, raising questions about those who claim definitive “insides.” La Loma and El Segundo have both been stated as the location of Attack No. 6. There are a few others. Sometimes the house that is usually claimed to be a victim’s house doesn’t fit the narrative. For example, the attack on Greenleaf. Though I know the victim’s name, there is much that remains unclarified as to how they got to the slough.
In terms of understanding EAR’s Stalking MO, the exact house is not important anymore. The great body of his record shows how he operated. But a few details might still be gleaned from knowing all addresses which may aid the investigation.
My canvass through the records of the neighborhoods has revealed much in terms of the occupations of all those on the streets and cross streets. An examination of the neighbors may help explain why EAR broke his pattern at times and struck a home (such as on College View) that doesn’t fit his usual MO.
Remember, EAR stalked the whole neighborhood. He often started at a canal, field, school, park, CATs corridor, and when not finding a suitable victim worked his way deeper into the community. In essence, he started somewhere where he blended in, then refined the community by stalking deeper inside it.
It is good to exorcise the gray and ferret cells in order to keep them in mode. So despite the greater body of his crime spree being known some exactness brought to a few cases won’t hurt, and will keep us all in form.
The case of No 32 has already been mentioned, and how a canvass indicated EAR followed her some length of way on the street.
Confusion remains over the street of Attack No 6. Crompton says La Loma. Shelby says El Segundo. Richard Shelby’s memory has raised questions over the street of No. 20. Merlindale is often cited, but the “Mrs Simmons” he remembers as selling the victims the house can be easily traced, including her address on Envoy Way, a cross street with Merlindale. The house’s most significant walls are indeed the west and south wall, which she told investigators the “strange realtor” was interested in. There is no authoritative statement regarding the Modesto attack cited as Grand Prix.
Woodson Avenue has presented a few problems. There was no “young car salesman” who moved into the street in 1977. The house implied belonged to a young Air Force officer. Maybe he moonlighted in selling cars, but there is no record. Shelby’s memory is a bit skewed here. Houses on Woodson go back to the early 60s. Only one section of it was under construction. There is no State Patrol officer in a house backing Woodson. A suspicious car was seen cruising Woodson. The neighbors had their house under construction and checked on it every evening. This sounds like the general contractor who was building his house. Still, the Air Force man lived next door to this.
I was able to identify No 22 exactly, but it sure wasn’t the corner house as many have implied. The empty lot and the highway fence have no relevance to it at all, so that one must wonder if that is a correct recollection the hound was probably smelling an old trail. Why would EAR park on the highway and risk getting tagged by the Highway Patrol? If EAR had parked there during the day, he had some authorization sticker which kept the CHP from bothering the car– Cal Trans, Tree Service. A Tree Service supervisor lived on 4th Parkway.
Canvassing a neighborhood 40 years after the fact and comparing the data to memories and narratives raises many curious questions.
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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.