It seems cold case lunacy hibernates during the holiday months and with the new year it unleashes, like the first joyous bursts of spring. At the center of this, of course, is EAR/ONS– the ultimate Night Predator.
I have been at the center of people turning in POIs, trying to guess my POIs, and many begging for help in their paranoid delusions that EAR was stalking them and would kill them.
I am not alone. A well known family member of a victim, Michelle Cruz, has finally had to tell people she can no longer help people be a messenger to law enforcement over their POIs regarding EAR/ONS.
Again, law enforcement has vital information that allows them to exclude a POI from any priority. If they don’t get back to you, it means your POI didn’t fit or was so low on the priority list that he has to wait in line behind far more viable persons of interest. Last I heard the FBI was reducing redundancy so they will wait to get back to the task force over DNA results until they have 12 reports.
It all takes time. And with time and effort the field is narrowed. All those who are family of victims or victims themselves, take heart. The case progresses.
I continue with my angle. I’ve told you that many times. I am the only one who has worked this angle, and I methodically follow every link leading off from auto wrecking/used cars. I have been given the honor to be persona grata at one jurisdiction. I do not intend to overstay this welcome. I submit detailed dossiers on my POIs, and it will take months for me to hear back whether they were eliminated or not.
I know that despite this fact being known by some retired investigators there have been attempts to second-guess my POIs’ identity and independently and redundantly backwork my investigation. I personally don’t understand why this is done. I limit myself to a single jurisdiction and I do not go to others. I forward people to the FBI when they state they have a tip. But my dossiers are submitted to only one place, and they are acted upon responsibly.
Despite the dearth of media on the subject, behind-the-scenes the channels of investigation are quite congested. The redundancy should stop, however. Leave it up to the task force members to whom I submit my dossiers. Believe me DNA is sought on my POIs, and that is conclusive evidence. Nothing is slipping through the cracks. I avoid the politics. It is counter productive.
I have seen outtakes of emails between identifiable and credible names associated with the popular investigation in which (accidentally) material is included that betrays there is reserved DNA information determining EAR/ONS’ ethnicity. This shouldn’t set anybody’s diodes off. Such information is of little value since ethnicity cannot be determined merely by surname. Only in extreme examples where a POI is obviously the wrong ethnicity is it of value in helping to prioritize. It comes down to DNA, and ethnic DNA is obviously redundant. No one is going to test a POI for his ethnicity first when a DNA test will conclusively exclude or include him based on crime scene DNA.
In short, there are many points a serious investigator must keep in mind. A mere resemblance to a 40 year old sketch is only a starting point. If you have a POI, use the FBI tip line.
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.