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


July 6, 1978

Amador Ave.


Forth North

East Area Rapist


Victim, a single mother, with two sons (in separate room), was awakened in her bed by a flashlight beam shining in her eyes. Behind it was the silhouette of a man. He spoke through clenched teeth in a threatening hiss. “Don’t move or I’ll blow your fuckin’ head off. I’m going to blow your fuckin’ head off. Do you see this gun? Don’t move or I’ll blow your fuckin’ head off and blow up your kids.”

     Assailant ordered her to roll over on her stomach. Then he tied her hands and feet. He told her to do exactly what he wanted. He knew her 2 boys were in the house. “I’m not going to hurt you,” he said. “All I want is money and food for my van.” He blindfolded her.

     In typical fashion, assailant rummaged about the house. When he returned, he took victim out to the living room. He put her on the floor and straddled her. He sat on her back and put his penis in her bound hands. “You know what this is?” He repeatedly warned her that if she made a noise “I’ll blow your fuckin’ head off.” He stated this several times and always sounded angry, speaking through clenched teeth.

     He raped her. He sodomized her.

     As in other cases, the victim could hear the rapist sobbing afterward and saying “I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you.” Instead of “I hate you mommy” there is some question about the name he used. Victim thought he said “Bonny.”


Investigators arrived to see the typical aftermath of an East Area Rapist attack. Shoelaces were on the living room floor, strips of torn towel the victim had been blindfolded and gagged with, an open bottle of Keri lotion. And, in this case, a large kitchen knife on the dresser in the master bedroom.

     The EAR had gained entrance through the kitchen window. The impression in the mud was that of a herringbone shoe that matched those in earlier cases. There was also an impression on the kitchen counter where EAR had stepped after entering.

   Victim was separated from her husband and had lived alone quite sometime with her 2 boys.

     EAR had gained entrance by using a screwdriver on the glass around the lock on the kitchen window. A small hole was broken in the glass by the latch. He had removed the plants on the windowsill above the sink and placed them in a line on the side of the house.

     A week after the attack the homeowner had already left and was in Europe on vacation. Neighbor’s husband was taking care of the house. On July 14, 1978, while cleaning up the refrigerator he found a knife inside of the Velveeta cheese box. Neighbor’s wife reported this to the police, and insisted that the victim never would have put it there.


The general description of the East area rapist is not available here. However, victim described his penis a small, 3 to 4 inches. He was never fully aroused. He wore tennis shoes with a herringbone sole.


Amador Avenue is on the other side of Arlington Blvd from Bucklebury and fits many tactical points of the EAR’s modus operandi for stalking a neighborhood and selecting a victim.

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I seldom venture out at night to stalk the ultimate stalker. There is little point and I’m not a great photographer. But as sun sets here, this rather captures the mood of the time. The light comes on, the street is silent. EAR can’t be seen or he has masqueraded as a dog walker, jogger, a student biking.

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


EAR had struck close by to the others yet again. This would be the last for Davis. The stuck to his routine, sobbing afterward in his mock fashion, probably a nod to the reports he was a paranoid schizo, and to him a nasty person sobbing afterward was a reflection of a split mind.

     To what extent then did EAR throw red herrings? How much was fake and how much was real? He was neither rapist, burglar, uncontrolled schizo or, yet, murderer. Only one thing was predominant. He was a terrorist.

   On the very day it was announced in the newspapers that Modesto police had found the revolver on Lateral No. One.  EAR’s strange back and forth was over. He never tried to hide his signature from the police. He wanted the credit for terrorizing. But he said nothing but red herrings and went into his stupid sobbing routine in order to conceal anything about his real self.

   At the special town meeting was held in Davis. The mayor declared that “the level of paranoia is getting phenomenal. This is just raw fear.”

     According to the Sacramento Bee newspaper, “Davis police are as stumped as the Sacramento Police, Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies, Stockton Police, and Modesto Police in trying to identify the East Area rapist, who has terrorized 39 women and girls in those communities in the past two years.”

   “‘He has a pretty warped personality, but he’s also pretty shrewd,’ declared the chief of police. Every murderer or rapist makes a mistake, but this guy hasn’t made a mistake yet.’ They are convinced he does select his hits ahead of time. He knows where he’s going when he comes into town.”