It was the middle of the night. Victim was home alone. She was sound asleep. She was awakened by assailant grabbing her shoulders and yanking her arms behind her. He growled in her ear what he’d do if she resisted. He was hissing through clenched teeth. He bound her tightly, then blindfolded her. He rummaged and ransacked through the house, building a sense of mounting terror in her. He returned to her bedroom and raped her. Between his ransacking the house, he would return and check on her. During these moments he would speak in obscene ways and then tell her to “Shut up!” He threatened to jam an ice pick in her neck numerous times. He used her name several times, but she didn’t believe that he knew her at all. He returned again. While lubricating himself, he demanded she guess what he was doing. When she’d try to speak he would snarl “Shut up!” He raped her again. In all, he spent about an hour and a half in the house, subjecting her to more terror than rape.
As in other cases, the assailant partook of the victim’s food in between his ransacking. He also drank 2 cans of beer before leaving, and left the empty cans behind.
After assailant left, victim was able to get to the phone and call the sheriffs.
Sheriffs discovered the two empty beer cans and noted that the assailant ate the victim’s food, leaving a block of cheese on the bar counter by the kitchen with his tooth marks in it. Several tennis shoe prints were found in the neighbors’ yards. (Richard Shelby, one of the detectives, said they were waffle stomper prints and found in the neighbor’s yard but not in the victim’s yard.) Victim’s side gate had been left open. Both the sliding glass back door and garage door had been pried.
Victim expressed her feeling that the assailant was not that interested in sex much at all. Rather he was more interested in terror. Assailant always sounded angry, threatening, and speaking through clenched teeth. He lifted her gown only once, to briefly expose her breasts. Either than that he showed little interest in her body.
Atypical of previous EAR strikes, phone line had not been cut.
A blood hound followed assailant’s trail two blocks from the victim’s house, where apparently EAR had parked (on Guenivere Way).
Victim did not get a good view of the attacker, but noted he had a small penis, narrow and about 3 or 4 inches long. Victim had noticed that the assailant had reeked of BO. Victim estimated he was 30 to 40 years old.
The EAR had not struck in this neighborhood before. Larchmont lies northwest of Madison and Sunrise. Several features, however, are common to EAR strike areas. For instance, the school, the blind area where he parked, cul de sacs, and, back then much on the other side of Primrose was open field. See pictures.