I have given a few updates on Twitter or Facebook regarding my hunt for NorCal Rapist. There is only a general introduction page up on Quester Files. I’ve withheld a lot of information for a number of reasons. A lot of my investigation so far has been trying to establish NorCal’s attacks and get him the notoriety he deserves. He will now today start getting that attention, as Sacramento PD holds a press conference.
Part of the reason I haven’t said much is that most of my investigation has been trying to uncover his crimes rather than write about them. Martinez was sure it wasn’t their case. Rohnert Park lists the case as active still, but I haven’t checked with the DA’s office whether the complaint was filed against the perp’s DNA. Whether yeah (unlikely) I really didn’t care. I figured a local cop just might want to remain on the guy’s trail even if it is out of SOL now. More power to him! Rohnert Park, I suppose, might now also attempt what other counties have done with EAR-ONS and file a kidnapping charge against NorCal since, by my understanding, he took the victim by surprise on her couch downstairs and led her upstairs to her bedroom at gun point. I haven’t tried to contact Woodland because not even the year is in the public forum and the other jurisdictions I asked (if they had shared info) haven’t responded.
But it is time to start sharing some details. NorCal laid down a couple of patterns and there needs to be some deduction and indication based on them.
This is seen clearly in Rohnert Park, Davis Strike 1 and Sacramento 2006.
Rohnert Park– June 23, 1991 (Sunday morning)
Davis Strike 1– January 25, 1997– (Saturday morning)
Sacramento– October 13, 2006 (Friday night)
In just these 3 strikes we see the neighborhoods are largely identical. Rohnert Park’s attack occurred at the 1300 block Parkway Drive. Davis Strike 1 in the Wildhorse area most likely. Sacramento on Ivycrest.
The location of strike 1, Rohnert Park, Sunday morning June 23, 1991. A newer community in the fields.
Davis 1 Strike January 25, 1997. The bank is marked with B. The appendix off East Covell is the Wild Horse area, a new development surrounded by fields. This Google is from 2003, the closest to 1997 overhead I could get.
North Natomas area marked, as it looked in 2005. The attack was October 13, 2006. Last known attack. It is a little appendix in the fields.
As you can see, the three communities were new, under construction and accessed from a main thoroughfare that avoided any downtown congestion. This is particularly noticeable in Davis 1 Strike. E. Covell’s extends between Highway 110 and 80. The communities formed little appendices off this main road. For Natomas, it is a direct route from Del Paso Road to Highway 5.
For Davis Strike 1 I finally got tired of lack of responses and got off my honches and looked at the released ATM camera footage of NorCal and from the shades of background in the parking lot I was able to identify the bank as a credit union on East Covell. This makes it highly likely he struck nearby, and the Wild Horse area follows his pattern, as much as can so far be determined.
Each strike above was on the weekend– Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. All strikes but Halloween 1996 were on a weekend. Woodland and Vallejo unknown. Vallejo says they purged records.
The Friday night attack (October 13, 2006) was before midnight. The others were in the early morning hours. The Davis 1 strike must have been fairly early since the ATM records the time on the screen. Parkway Drive attack (Rohnert Park) was Sunday morning, though I’ve heard that the victim fell asleep on the couch Saturday night the 22nd, so it is likely that it was very early Sunday morning when NorCal entered and put the cold steel of the gun muzzle.
Rohnert Park’s condos are close to a university. Chico’s occurred at 115 West Sacramento Avenue in the Paradise Apartments. This is across from Chico State. The apartments are occupied by young students. The victim here was 21 years old.
Chico’s strike is furthest from the highway, though it is right off Nord Avenue, which in turn is right off 32, a main road from Highway 101. The attack occurred at 4 a.m. July 18, 1997. This is Friday morning, so the NorCal was prepared Thursday night.
The Martinez attack was Thursday night, Halloween, 1996– time unknown, street name unknown. The actual type of skeleton mask he wore still unknown. Vallejo’s attack was in February 1992– date and time unknown, street name unknown. Woodland’s attack– unknown, unknown, unknown. Davis 1 and 2 dates are known (January 25, 1997, Saturday, July 16, 2000, Sunday)– times, street names unknown.
After the press conference, hopefully there is complete information to finally start tracking him. I’m hoping for a phenotype.
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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.