The Cordova Cat– EAR’s Prehistory

Why am I so hip for the Cat? Because I think it finally is the segment, the prequel to the franchise if you will, that can out the identity of EAR/ONS. As I have been hearing it, very coherently put, everything is pointing to this 1972-1973 crime spree being a mirror of EAR activity or, I should say, EAR is a mirror of this Cordova Cat’s activity.

As we all know a serial makes his mistakes in the beginning. So far, there is no mistake that EAR made early on that betrayed him. It took the entire crime spree in Sacramento to help me place his lair south of Highway 50. The EAR was not as prolific as the Cat. The Cat could strike 3 or 4 times a night, both in the East Area and in Cordova. Revealing all these hits may give us his pattern– and this can at least reveal his lair for the period 1972-1973.

The Cat becomes doubly important when you accept that EAR’s success can only be explained as the acts of a developed cat burglar. And the known MO of the Cat fits with the pattern EAR left over his known crime spree of 1976-1986. The Cat did things for his own demented thrill. He didn’t steal much of value. This thrill must  have gotten old and he slacked off, disappearing for the most part in 1974. But from what we know, he liked cars and he liked to drive. It makes perfect sense such a thrill seeker returns as a Cat Rapist. EAR steals of little value, but adding now a captive audience– ransacking, raping, terrorizing. He first rapes with gusto. He slowly loses this thrill but continues to assault of homes, ransacking and terrorizing. After 3 years the ultimate crime now offers itself. He carefully plans his murders down south, waiting months in between. He follows the same stalking pattern. He even adds an interesting bit of protection. He uses a blunt object around the house. He therefore arrives and departs without the murder weapon. Altogether he never left a clue that could lead to him.

This is an arrogant individual for whom the night and the sanctity of American suburbia was his yard to prowl in and do as he wished. All three stages above are linked by this one thrill factor, this one solid bit of presumption all things exist for his thrill.

As time has proven, between 1976-1986 there is NO one case that can lead to him. He made no mistakes in northern Cal at any crime scene. He made none down south. They didn’t even know they had a single murderer for 15 years.

There is only one chance he made a mistake and that is in the beginning. Practice makes perfect even for a serial rapist/murderer. This beginning could be the Cordova Cat.  At least  50 cat burglaries, and the bludgeoning of 3 small dogs, need to be considered.

Remember EAR used a gun when he had to. But a Cat knows to be quiet. He killed dogs by bludgeoning. When he turned premeditated murderer, he killed his victims the same way. He could kill a man with one blow. The Cat had hit a dog so hard he had disemboweled it.

Though I have POIs pending in the triaging process, I am prepared for negative replies. I am prepared to add the Cat. The Cat can only help refine the same process. He liked to drive. He used a plate from a wrecked car for cover once. The indications remain the same. He had links to auto wrecking.

This creep truly is the Bogey Man. And it is time we learn and accept his evil prehistory.

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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.

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