Study the map above. It marks the comfort zones and attack areas of the East Area Rapist and the pattern he laid down in the beginning. He went on to become the even more evil Original Night Stalker. From the earliest days consultants said it indicated that EAR/ONS knew the East Area where he concentrated, that is, the area of Carmichael/Citrus Heights.
But does the map show any evolution to his pattern? A serial makes his most mistakes in the beginning, before he has perfected his pattern. But where is the evolution here above?
As we know, EAR struck deep into the area only twice– No. 10 and 26, and those were still along main roads, though they were not the main thoroughfares. No. 10 was off San Juan Blvd and No. 26 right off Whitney. The others all crowd off Watt, Sunrise, Greenback and the main “T” of Manzanita and Madison. Those south are all close to Folsom Blvd.
Even the very beginning strikes in Rancho Cordova were right off Paseo Drive, a main route into this area from Folsom Blvd.
Detectives have sought a connection to Rancho, then to Carmichael, but the pattern, as I said before, indicates EAR began with his Stalking MO intact. He came to Rancho and concentrated off Paseo/Malaga (I,3,6,8,15). In like manner he concentrated off Watt and La Riviera (11,18,27). In like manner he seems to have concentrated in the East Area off main thoroughfares.
He struck twice deep in Modesto, but it was still off Sylvan, a main thoroughfare. We cannot say that he knew Modesto well as a result. The pattern is no different in the East Area of Sacramento where he began. What if he came from afar, but still within the region?
If he was based in the East Area, then he certainly kibitzed to the south, to the Highway 50 area, and strangely not to the north, to the Highway 80 area. He strikes here late, and only twice.
I supplanted my original Prime POI for another when I reinterpreted the map to say he was coming from the East, from Placerville. My original Prime POI came from the South and had business contacts in the East Area, but had never lived there. Another POI grew up dead center in the area and was, to say the least, quite weird. These two are going through the elimination process. . . .But—-
How would you interpret the map?
Interpretation is the 4th Step of Scientific or Investigative Method. Observe, Classify, Infer, now Interpret. We’ve all observed and classified the strike points. They Infer what? Then Interpret.
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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.