A Word About Rape

Notes on Personal Investigation

Logic verses Instinct



The Summer of ’76

Victim #1— Rancho Cordova — The Beginning   

  Victim #2— Del Dayo — Careful Selection

   Victim #3— Foiled Attack— Rancho Cordova

Victim #4— Violent Improvisation— Crestview 

       Victim #5— Selected Target— Citrus Heights

Victim #6— Curious Tactics— Rancho Cordova

     Victim #7— Baring Down— Del Dayo

     Victim #8— Interrupted Arrival— Rancho Cordova

Analysis of First 8 Strikes

Victim #9— Revealing Mistake— Citrus Heights

Victim #10— Fair Oaks— Undaunted

       Living Dangerously— The Year of the EAR

Victim #11— Sacramento— Cats and Fields

Victim #12— Blind Spot Reveals— Citrus Heights

Victim #13— Crestview— Unexpected Jogger

Victim #14— Over the River and Through the Woods—

Victim #15— Tactical Misuse— Rancho Cordova

Victim #16— Orangevale— Opportunity Knocks a Clue

Victim #17— Unexpected Spoke in the Hub— Crestview

Victim #18— La Riviera— Moving Upwards

Victim #19— Orangevale— Presentiment of Impromptu Danger

Victim #20— Blind Spot and a Stop Watch— Citrus Heights

Victim #21— Del Dayo— Tactical 1

Victim #22— South Sacramento— Tactical 2


Summer Clue

  After the Lull— 1977’s Autumn of Fear

Victim #23— Tactical 3— Stockton

Victim #24— Switcharoo— La Riviera

Victim #25— Follow Diablo— Foothill Farms

Victim #26—  Dump Truck Biker— Carmichael

Victim #27— Condo Commando— La Riviera

Victim #28— Tail of Diablo— Foothill Farms

Departmental Memo December 8, 1977


Yet Another Year— 1978

Victim #29/30— Assault!— Carmichael

Maggiore Murders— Critical Clue— Rancho Cordova

Victim #31— Distant Roaming— Stockton

Victim #31B— Back to Rancho— Rancho Cordova

Victim #32— Little Pocket, Big Clue— South Sacramento

Composite— Maggiore Murders Suspect

Victim #33— The Deep Dig— Modesto

Victim #34— Co-Ed— Davis

Victim #35— Back— Modesto

Victim #36— Forth— Davis

Silent Victim— Lateral— Modesto

Victim #37— Forth North— Davis

A New East— Contra Costa Corridor

Victim #38—  Surreal Schedule— Concord

Victim #39— Opportunity Kicks— Concord

Victim #40— Cats and Fields Again— San Ramon

Victim #41— The Way to San Jose— San Jose

Victim #42— Sobbing in San Jose— San Jose

Victim #43— Danville— Playing it Close


No Stopping Him— 1979

No Stopping Him

Lacing with Ligatures— San Ramon

Victim #43B— Auld Lange  Syne— Rancho Cordova

Victim #44— Along the 680— Fremont

Victim #45— Follow the Cats— Walnut Creek

Victim #46— Sticking to Routine— Danville

Victim #47— Walnut Creek— Dig and Retreat

Victim #48— Shouted Out— Danville

Victim #49—  The Unsuspected — Goleta


Murder— Original Night Stalker

Murder— The “Night Stalker”

 Goleta— Doctor Duo— Dec 30, 1979

Ventura— Cats & Murder— March 13, 1980

Laguna Niguel— Exclusive— August 19, 1980

Irvine— Home Alone— Feb. 6, 1981

Goleta— Dig & Retreat Again— July 27, 1981

Irvine— Epitome of MO— May 4, 1986


 Phantom Predator— Analysis of EAR Crime Spree.

Analysis of EAR Prowling MO

EAR Profile

Phone Calls

Parks, Schools, Open Fields & Orchards

Masks— Now you see them, now you don’t

The Mystery of the Silent Dog




261 Rape


January 28, 1978

11:35 p.m.

Winding Way



East Area Rapist


Victim 1, teenage girl, heard a loud, dull crash and jolted awake. She peered out her bedroom window, but saw nothing.

   However, she was startled by a male voice over her shoulder. It came from her bedroom door.

   “Get all of your money or I’ll kill you.” Intruder spoke with in a hissing whisper through clenched teeth. A flashlight being blinded her. She removed her money from behind a picture on her headboard. From behind the splatter of the flashlight beam she saw a gloved hand reach out and grab her money.

     “Go wake up your sister. Don’t make a noise or look at me.” He pointed the gun to the door.

     She walked past the intruder, who followed her at gunpoint. She went into her sister’s room (Victim 2). She shook her sister, also a teenager, and told her to wake up. As soon as her sister woke up, the maskedWinding-icon intruder spoke: “Don’t look at me. You look at me and I’ll kill you. Get your money!” he ordered. The sister carefully got out of bed and walked to her closet. After she gave him the money, he ordered them to lie on their stomachs on the bed. “Don’t look at me!” he ordered again. “Get on the bed. On your stomachs.”

     Assailant tied their hands and legs and then placed the pillow over the eldest’s head.

     “If you move I’ll slit your throats and slip away in the fog. What time will your parents be home?”

     “Midnight,” the eldest responded.

     “Don’t lie or I’ll kill you and when they get home I’ll kill them to.” As if to emphasize his meaning, he then put the knife against the youngest sister’s neck. Then, before he left the room, he also pushed it against the neck of the eldest, but said nothing.

     Assailant then rummaged through the house, opening and closing drawers, slamming shut cabinets. They both heard him return and then the bed creaked as he climbed on. He straddled the eldest first. He placed his penis in her tied hands. She could feel it was lubricated. He moved it around, but he was not fully aroused. He then did the same thing with the youngest sister.  He then got up and pulled the youngest sister onto the floor. He put a sweater over her face.

     He raped her.

     She groaned from the pain. 

     “Shut up!” he ordered.

     Assailant left her and went to the eldest sister, removed her underpants and rolled her on her back. He then placed the pillow over her head.

     “Spread your legs,” he ordered. “Relax.” He raped her.

     When he finished he got off the bed.

     “Don’t talk to each other or I’ll kill you.” He left the room and they heard him whimpering in a high-pitched voice like that of a child.

     He came back to the room. “Where’s your parents’ money?” he demanded.

     “On my parents’ dresser,” responded the eldest.

     Assailant left and came back quickly. “It’s not there,” he said. As he left the room, he angrily said: “I don’t want to do this anymore. She’s making me do it.”


Victims’ parents arrived about 15 minutes after the assailant had apparently left. They immediately called the police (at 11:53 p.m.). Investigators arrived at about midnight and found the front door had been kicked in and knocked off its hinges. Questioning the victims
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Blue ski jacket
black leather driving gloves
black knife
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revealed that EAR had not remained in the house very long.

   Two small photographs of the youngest sister were missing; so were two small homemade earrings from the eldest’s jewelry box. They were dimes with holes drilled in the top. Nothing else is missing except the small amount of money he took from the girls’ savings.


Victims described the rapist as wearing a dark mask and gloves. He was about 150 lbs., about 5 foot 9 inches tall. After he raped them, he spoke in a whispery type of high-pitched voice. They described his penis as small and not fully aroused.


The location of the home on Winding Way made it ideal for an attacker to break in the door without fear of being heard since there are no near neighbors. Winding Way is also a very busy street. It is very wooded and right across the road is an open area and beyond this there are the sprawling grounds of the American River College.


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The house is a single story, detached middle class home.


An aggressive attack, but then The EAR was capable of that. He had simply pushed a fence over to get at No 10.  Interestingly, that attack followed No 9, the attack in which EAR seemed confused and did not rape the victim. Here, too, this attack followed a frustrated attack. No 28 was spared on Revelstok because the kids playing outside seemed to thwart the right mood he sought to cultivate in order to terrorize his victim. He is now quite aggressive in this attack and kicks in the front door.

     As in the more recent attacks, he lays red herrings indicating he is insane and tormented by an evil Norman Bates type of mother. This is, once again, after the news reports were issued in the Sacramento Bee and in the Sacramento Union describing a psychiatric examination of his profile which said he was a schizophrenic paranoid in a homosexual panic because he was under-endowed. This diagnosis was oft repeated in the news articles after each new attack.

     Other than that he seemed to follow his pattern to park on a quiet street behind the house in order to stalk the neighborhood (it is impossible to park on Winding Way).