Some prefer to fear. Others perhaps prefer cynicism. EAR will not become another Jack the Ripper. He will not telescope into history as nothing more than a dark shadow creasing against a wall.
With the passing of every day, and now this last year, we are collectively closer. Once again, there is no failure if you do not quit. I don’t quit. Vital clues are before us, provided by collective “failure.” Clues that must be used. They are not failure and they do more than eliminate POIs. They begin to shine the light on what remains.
The dragnet of schools has apparently not connected to a viable suspect. What should be the positive reaction to this? Collectively we should deduce we are looking for a man who is older than the time frame in which students were checked or he was educated in another area of the state or country.
Two of the POIs that I have submitted (and who are going through cross checking) kibbutz between both– a younger, local POI, and older POI from another state. Unfortunately, as I said, my investigation must go silent on these.
Perhaps the most important hypothesis to take up is that EAR had NO connection to the East Area. Even with my flagship POI there had been a connection. He grew up there and his family maintained a link. But what about NO link?
The strike map does indicate someone coming from afar. Why need there be any previous connection to the area?
Observe, Classify, Infer, Interpret– the first 4 steps of Scientific or Investigative Method. We all observe, classify and infer essentially alike. It is at interpretation where everything differs and the road splits into many paths.
I have followed the last path with my latest submitted POI– NO connection to the East Area whatsoever.
Reinterpretation of the strike map heavily favored a perp coming to the East Area from up Highway 50. This favored RP. He was made an even stronger and more viable POI by his past connection to the area.
But the strike locations had never changed. The pattern was only re-interpreted. The map below declares one thing. EAR remained close to the major thoroughfares of the East Area– Watt, Sunrise, Greenback, Manzanita. But the northern area (Foothill Farms) still seemed too far for him.
The East Area– it is our only infallible witness remaining. But it is a mute witness. We must speak for it. EAR favored the south and not north of the area– Highway 50 and not Highway 80. Except for 2 times (10, 26) he stayed by main roads, and those 2 times never developed into comfort zones.
In our next post let’s lay out the possibility EAR had no connection to the East Area. It is a fact he never probed too far from the main roads. It is a fact that his subsequent attack areas– Contra Costa and So. Cal follow the same pattern. Establishing a very good probability that he came from afar in the very beginning will help us remove pointless leads and refine those clues that directly lead to him.
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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.