Victim, a 29 year old White Female Adult, divorcé, visited her parent’s home in order to do some laundry. (Her machine had broken down). The home is a single story, detached middle class house. She pulled up into the driveway and entered through the garage. Her parents were away. She relaxed about the house while doing her loads of laundry. About 11 p.m. she was finished. She loaded her laundry in the trunk of her car (parked in driveway), locked up the house and proceeded back to the car. About to enter, victim felt a hand on her shoulder. Upon turning, she was faced with a masked man. His mask only had eye holes.
Before she could entirely absorb the situation, the masked man punched her in the face, breaking her nose. She was drug unconscious into the house.
This rape is of the most graphic nature, and it does not behoove me to go into details here. It is also one of the most aggressive rapes so far. Suffice it to say that the victim was raped repeatedly, over a couple of hours, in every way imaginable, bleeding and with her nose broken.
As in the earlier cases, rapist threatened to kill her if she did not perform certain obscene acts, told her to “Shut up!” after asking her questions, and kept a knife to her throat. As in the earlier cases, he lubricated himself before raping.
Rapist also made questionable remarks, in the way of red herrings, such as he needed “money to get to Bakersfield.” He also said he was in the Army. Surprisingly, he stole victim’s car. It was found about a mile from the crime scene.
Assailant was described as in other cases: lightweight, muscular though lean legs, about 5 foot 9 or 10 inches tall, lean body like a swimmer,
small penis. He spoke in an angry whisper, through clenched teeth. He seemed to be disguising a higher pitched voice. He wore a gray flannel hood.
The Crestview area of Carmichael is quite north of Del Dayo and Rancho Cordova and is compressed between major thoroughfares— Winding Way, Manzanita and Madison avenues. The center of the development is the large Del Campo Park. This park has many points of entrance from various streets— Heathcliff, De Habra, Oleander, etc. It is in juxtaposition to 2 schools: Del Campo High, which abuts the park to the south, and Thomas Kelly Elementary School to the west. In this case, the home was situated several blocks to the west in the Schuyler Drive/Crestview area.
Understanding this area is crucial, for this is the first time that the EAR would use topographic points tactically. This is the first time he used a canal. This is also the first time he can clearly be said to have used a park and school as cover for his day-stalking. This area is far from where he struck before. Together this makes this attack a stark contrast to the previous ones.