EAR-ONS– Checkerboard Lairs and Excuses

I am not going to be one of those who diligently follows the case of Joseph James DeAngelo as it unfolds through court. Most of my purpose is finished. I promised that Q Files’ Night Predator section had one purpose– to solve the case or contribute thereto. That is now accomplished.

A few things I will help to clarify here as things unfold. One is the location of many lairs and “weigh stations” that he could potentionally have used both as hideouts and as excuses for visiting if he was stopped. As these addresses become known, they form a remarkable pattern over the East Area.

Of course, aside from those just north of Greenback there is the far more critical ones in Rancho Cordova.

I uploaded this video I took in August 2014 when I identify the training area and the most likely location of a lair. Now that these are coming to light, I upload it here. It is not an artistic video, and I do not begin to speak until a bit ofter the 2 minute mark. It was done essentially for myself, and that is why it was never uploaded with the commentary on Phantom Predator: Analysis of Prowling MO on Q Files. There I also have to speak with caution, and in the video I speak with certainty.

The Training Field of EAR-ONS

Now on to NORCAL Rapist and my other projects. Bill H has opened a proboard devoted to the Phantom of the Opera Rapist.

NORCAL RAPIST

 

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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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EAR-ONS– “You Meddlesome Kids!”

Those civilians who did the most to identify EAR-ONS are not taking credit, but those behind-the scenes know who they really are, both civilians and in law enforcement. Like Michelle Cruz they devoted themselves to finding him, not publicizing themselves. Sometimes this became a battle for accuracy. They helped. They did not mislead nor obstruct. They became trusted conduits between jurisdictions. They were from EAR-ONS’s point of view the “meddlesome kids” who wouldn’t let him get away with his crimes, and they received the thanks of law enforcement for it. 

I post these here not to claim any credit, rather at request. These articles came at a significant moment (early March). They corrected the public’s false impressions about EAR-ONS’s DNA profile, and its inaccurate origins. They reflect the shift that just happened in DNA exploitation, and they bring clarity to how EAR-ONS was identified through civilian DNA databases.

This link exposes the German-English EAR-ONS and its origins in false DNA Markers.

Ethnic EAR: Bogus DNA Predator

How it was done using the real EAR-ONS DNA. He wasn’t such a loner after all when Sacramento got the line in him. (Ironically, I used graphs pertaining to my cousin’s daughter’s DNA, who is actually, as it turns out, a distant cousin to Michelle Cruz and her sister, Janelle, EAR-ONS’s final victim.)

Loner in the Genome

 

 

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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.

EAR-ONS– We See the Face of Evil. . . Thanks to the Following

 

Joe-Deangelo

“James DeAngelo Jr. believes that without law and order there can be no government and without a democratic government there can be no freedom. Law enforcement is his career, he says, and his job is serving the community.”

 

I have been sent many nice thank yous for my contribution to the case, included among these are thank yous from official investigators.

As a man who understands the countless hours put into a case such as this, and not to mention mental hours thinking and rethinking, honing, pursuing, etc. I would like to issue my own thank you to those who pursued EAR doggedly. I’ve been involved since 2011 and I know the significance these people have in the case. They did not wait for tips. They pounded the pavement in person and intellectually through the records, looking for every clue, pursuing every lead.

First and foremost, Contra Costa County sheriff Lt (rt) Larry Crompton. Nobody has done more than he to get this case organized and in the public arena.  He is Dr. Loomis to this real life Michael Myers. Some may not have liked that he dramatized Sudden Terror, but he kept the case details real and the dialog as well. Without his tome, no one could truly appreciate the impact of EAR-ONS.

Secondly, Lt. (rt) Richard Shelby. Sacramento Co. sheriff detective and an original investigator. He reentered the fray to bring more concise details to the case with his own tome Hunting a Psychopath. He frequently came back into the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department to discuss the case with active investigators and offer his services. I know he continued on his own to investigate leads.

Active investigators in Orange County— Supervisor Roy Ellison, DNA specialist Paul LaCommare, and Erika Hutchcraft. The first two names may not be that familiar to you, but Erika Hutchcraft’s name got out there and as a result she more than any other had to deal with the denigrating emails that so many know-it-alls have sent a number of the investigators. OC kept the flame alive the strongest and was crucial in getting the Night Stalker linked in other jurisdictions because last, but not least, Lt. Larry Poole wouldn’t let go of the case.

Paul Holes, Contra Costa Co. criminalist listened to Larry Crompton and pursued the link with the East Area Rapist DNA and with the southern California jurisdictions. Without him, the overwhelming evil that was EAR would not have been known. He labored extensively on his own POIs and in following his own theories and leads.

Sacramento Co. Sheriff detective Ken Clark and all his partners, who spent thousands and thousands of hours looking for any leads in old records and in tracking down every 40 year old POI report they had, every modern tip they got, and doing all this while still handling a full plate of homicide cases. He was the first official investigator to contact me regarding my own personal investigation. He called me “Watson,” which I think was meant to keep me humble; meaning that I might inadvertently have a good idea though perhaps completely unaware of its significance.

Detective Joe Evans in Ventura Co. Cold Case, who was the first detective I spoke to about a POI.

There are many others who over 10 years ago started to get the word out to bring attention to this forgotten case. Some of their names may be forgotten, so let me remind you of one: Robert Neville, who had the longest running website on EAR and devoted lots of effort to presenting information when this case was still in its primordial state. Another is J.J. McGregor who organized and presented as much of the original newspaper information as possible, and who journeyed to many of the crime scenes and tried to bring clarity to their locations when there was very little to go on except cross street information.

Of the victims’ family, there is none to equal the work of Michelle Cruz, Debbie Domingo, and the Harrington family.

And the many dozens, even those who perhaps didn’t care for me, who discussed the case and web sleuthed it. All wanted to help, all wanted to help solve it, and I think so many now realize that there was very little reliable information on EAR-ONS in the public forum. They may feel the irony a bit more than others. They spent thousands of hours researching, writing, contemplating, based on what is now evident to have been inaccurate data and bad sketches. Yet none of their efforts should be written off lightly. They spent this time out of their lives, emotionally and physically, sincerely trying to contribute to bringing this guy to book. None was wasted, and all should feel proud of their efforts.

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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.

EAR-ONS — the Final Solution or Final Irony

I urge everybody to be restraint right now and await the news conference. Irony right now fills my senses. Back in March I had refused to travel to LA to do two film shoots because I was aware the case was soon to be broken and I didn’t know if it was based on my dossiers.  I was, however, not informed if the culprit was my Prime POI (born 1942) or a link from him. I chatted with a podcast host in March as well, expressing my joy it has to be my guy.

As it turns out, the man arrested is not my guy and the link to auto wrecking and plate lifting is (so far) thin to one of my POI auto wrecking families (Italian) in Del Dayo.

It is also ironic that yesterday I had a phone conversation with Wesley in which both of us agreed that the VR connection is rubbish unless we ditch the McGowen sighting altogether– a view I must admit many have expressed. Clearly, all were right.

Most everybody had long shifted views that EAR was much older than all those blond youth sketches and actually had dark, short hair.

But let’s don’t jump the gun because of the arrest. Let’s wait and see. . .

Many are stunned, including law enforcement, at the arrest of former cop Joseph James Deangelo on a warrant from Ventura County, supposedly on a 100% DNA match with EAR.

 

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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.

 

Here Kitty, Kitty– Looking for the Cordova Cat

As more information comes out on the cat burglar and home invasion artist who operated in Rancho Cordova and the East Area over 1972-1973 and perhaps later, it becomes increasingly clear this guy had some issues beyond your normal burglar. As I begin to put it into sequence on Q Files, I thought I would highlight just one here.

Collectively, I have placed all this home invasion, ransacking, and cat burglary under the heading of the “Cordova Cat.” There are enough distinctions to differentiate, as the SSD does, between the crime sprees to label one The Cat Burglar and the other the Cordova Meadows Burglar, but there is also enough to suggest they are one and the same perpetrator who shifted his MO due to circumstances.

The “Cat Burglar” was an oddball, but he was an oddball whose MO was slightly different from the Cordova Meadows Burglar because technically speaking only the “Cat Burglar” was a cat burglar. The victims have to be in the house in the wee hours for the burglar to be considered a “cat burglar.” As such, he didn’t ransack. He didn’t pull the plug on the forced air furnace. But he said stupid stuff just like EAR did. When a homeowner awoke and sat up in bed, seeing him standing by the dresser in her bedroom, all he said was: “I took a dollar from your dresser.” The suspect in the Maggiore Double Murder (believed to be EAR) when seen lurking in a homeowner’s bushes, said: “Oh, I guess I’m trespassing.”  The Cordova Meadows Burglar entered a house when no one was home. As such he could afford to ransack and pull the plug on air furnaces (to maintain silence ostensibly).  He also hated little dogs and killed a terrier and little poodle by blunt force.

But both (if they were not the same) were odd, and among a number of similar oddities with EAR is the oddity of stalking a community from afar. The most notable time EAR was known to have done this was in the case of Victim No 11. He stole her car and drove it quite far away from Glenville Circle to Great Falls Way, implying this is where he had started his night prowling earlier and somewhere nearby had parked his own car. If you know the area, these two locations are far apart.

The Cat Burglar apparently did that on occasion as well. In his Birdcage area strikes (3 in one night), he walks south (apparently) on Primrose, crosses Madison Avenue, walks through a golf course (dark at night, of course) and then on a pathway (probably a golf cart pathway) connecting to the apartments south of the course (Fairway 2 Ave or Pineridge) dumps the purses, wallets, whatever he had rifled through. This is a long walk with stolen goods, and right back to an apartment building. EAR parked by the apartments on Great Falls Way. He had done that at other stalking locations, most recently revealed the apartments on Locust Ave. while stalking Haskell Avenue.

This is just another unusual specific clue within a greater corpus of a similar MO that links the Cordova Cat to EAR. The cat burglaries of that night, of course, were all within a block of houses that EAR would hit in the neighborhood a few years later.

As I now finish with the EAR-ONS section overhaul on Q Files, I prepare to put in order as much as I can of the Cordova Cat, the arguments dividing between two burglars, and those arguments supporting a single perpetrator; and, of course, how this links to EAR.

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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.