Victim was awakened by a flashlight beam in her eyes. From behind the splatter of the beam she heard a man say, through clenched teeth, “Don’t say anything or I’ll kill you.” The flashlight beam then coasted on to the man next to her. “Wake him up,” ordered the intruder. He then tossed shoelaces onto the sheet near her head. “Be quiet or I’ll kill you motherfucker. Tie his hands.” He then stepped to and leaned over her boyfriend. With a devilish hiss, he whispered: “Don’t move, motherfucker, or I’ll kill you.”
Victim tied husband’s hands. Then the assailant ordered them on their stomachs and tied her hands. Then he said: “I want your money. All your money. I know you have some. I’ll kill you if you don’t tell me where it is.”
She told him there was $50 in her purse. That did not satisfy him. He said he needed more than that. He left to go get her purse (she had told him where it was.) When he came back she said she had silver dollars. According to victim he became angry and demanded: “Where is it? Where is it?”
They could hear him searching throughout the house. He came back and ordered her off the bed and away from her husband. He took her to the kitchen and ordered her to lie down on the floor. Since victim always sleeps naked, there was no undressing done. He tied her ankles and left the kitchen.
Victim then noticed that the stove light was turned on and she could sense the intruder walking around her. “Don’t move,” he said, or I’ll kill you.” He repeated that a number of times. Then he told her he had seen her at “the lake” and she always looked real good. He “got hard” every time he would see her. When she asked him what lake, he replied: “Whisper, whisper motherfucker.”
Then he blindfolded her with a piece of towel and left the kitchen again to rummage the house.
During one of these moments, as in other cases, the intruder went back to the master bedroom and placed dishes on the husband’s back. He put the muzzle of his gun to his head and threatened him that if he moved blow his head off. And, if he heard these rattle he would come back and kill him.
In this case, the victim was able to move the blindfold by moving her head around. She noticed when the assailant was coming back he was not wearing any pants. He knelt down in front of her and said “Suck on it and don’t hurt me. You hurt me and I’ll kill you.” She told him that she needed a drink of water first. He got a glass of water and threw it on her face, neck and breasts. He then stuck the offending organ in her mouth. He then left for a while and came back and raped her.
At one point he commented on her ring, saying that it was very unusual. She told him to take it. He tried but it would not come off. She told him to pull on it and he finally yanked it off. She then told him that an airport limo was coming to pick her up shortly at 5:30 a.m. He soon left.
According to victim, the rapist was never fully aroused.
Investigators uncovered the unusual clues as seen in other attacks, such as the EAR had turned the thermostat down to 63 degrees.
The EAR had entered the home through the unlocked garage door and left through the sliding glass patio door.
Scratch marks or scrape marks were found on the fence palings where The EAR had entered the yard. There were several shoe impressions with a herringbone design in the soft dirt of the backyard. Casts revealed that these were size 9 1/2.
The house was sparsely furnished. This was the last night the couple was remaining in the house. They had already sold it.
The yellow torn towel strips, with which he had blindfolded victim, plus the white shoelaces, were on the kitchen floor. An empty Coors beer carton was on the kitchen counter. It was near the refrigerator. In the master bedroom there were more shoelaces, the cup and saucer that had been on the husband’s back. Dresser doors were flung open; clothing was in disarray. Closet was open but empty. The phone was lying on the floor near the bed. It’s cord was cut.
The entire area was fingerprinted. It was not difficult due to the lack of furniture. All prints taken were compared to people whom the victims had known.
Neighborhood canvas revealed some possible connection with the crime and a Toyota Celica (cream-colored with black louvers on the back window, shiny hub caps, two red stripes down the side). It had been seen at the entrance to Montclair Place on October 26. It was only dusk but the car had its brights on. It had stopped at the entrance for about 2 minutes. It then turned and went east on Springdale Lane. Ten minutes later the car returned and remained at the entrance. It remained a while and then went west on Springdale. The car was in need of washing. The driver was a white male,
dark hair, pageboy with short bangs.
The victim underwent hypnosis in Oakland. She too described the vehicle she had seen the day they were moving most of their stuff out. It was described in the same way, and was most likely a Celica. When shown a composite of the driver, she said it was fairly accurate.
At 4:45 a.m. a witness was returning home on Pine Valley Road after an all-night party. He saw a man jump a backyard fence of an Adams Place home and walk west on Pine Valley Road. Obviously, this was considered quite peculiar. The time fit when The EAR must have left the victim’s home.
Both husband and victim described the rapist as a white male, with light olive skin. They believe he was in his late 20s, about 5 foot 10 inches tall and 165 lbs. His hair was dark. The mask was light beige similar to the upper part of a pair of nylon pantyhose. He had been wearing heavy, tan suede gloves (note these may be the same as mentioned in a previous rape as ‘construction gloves’) or similar to those worn by motorcycle riders, dark blue cotton ribbed dress socks and royal blue tennis shoes.
The area of the attack underscores EAR’s reliance on using CATs to guide him to a suitable victim. These too crossed Highway 680. The house was on the field close to the highway.