Victim is the mother of two children, a boy and girl (around 7 and 8 years old). Victim was in bed with her boyfriend. They had returned late from a drive-in movie. The children were put to bed. The time was around 1:30 a.m.
Victim was stirred sometime later by a flashlight beam on her face. Opening her eyes, she saw a man with a white mask (with two eye holes) staring at her. He spoke through clenched teeth in a threatening whisper:
“Don’t make a sound. Do you see this gun?”
“Wake him up,” the assailant ordered.
Victim nudged her boyfriend and told him someone was in the room. Boyfriend jolted awake and the assailant shined the flashlight in his eyes.
“Stop!” ordered the assailant. “Don’t move! Lay on your stomachs. I have a forty-five with fourteen shots and two clips. I want your money. Exactly where is your wallet? If you don’t tell me the truth I’ll kill you. Don’t make any sudden moves. Lay still or I’ll kill you like I did those people in Bakersfield.”
Boyfriend informed the assailant that his wallet was in his pants on the floor. Assailant told the boyfriend again to get on his stomach. He would be out of here in a couple of minutes. He was to put his hands behind his back.
“You,” he growled at the victim. “Tie your husband up.”
When victim asked with what, the assailant coasted his flashlight beam over the bed. There it stopped on a pair of neatly laid out (white) shoelaces.
Boyfriend told victim to “Do what he says,” but the assailant ordered him to “Shut up! Don’t talk.” Assailant walked to the pants and picked them up. He approached boyfriend now. He placed the barrel of the gun against his head.
“Don’t look up. If you see me I’ll have to kill both of you.”
Victim and boyfriend heard the assailant rummage through the pants and heard coins jangling. “After I take the money I’m going down to my camp on the American River.”
Assailant then tied boyfriends ankles and tied his wrists tighter. He tied victim’s hands and then took her from the room.
“I’m going to tie you up in the hallway so you can’t untie each other.”
Assailant instead prodded her to the family room with a sharp object in her back.
“Lie down on your stomach,” he ordered.
Assailant tied her ankles and blindfolded her with a towel. He then departed and rummaged throughout the kitchen. He returned:
“Where’s your matches?”
“I don’t know. I don’t smoke.”
“You better not lie to me or I’ll have to kill you.”
He placed a cup and saucer on her back and ordered her not to move or he’ll hear her and “I’ll have to come back and kill you.”
Assailant went to the master bedroom and placed a cup and saucer on boyfriend’s back and warned him that if he moved he would hear it and he would come kill him.
Assailant went back to the kitchen. It fell silent. Just when the victim thought he had left, she saw the glow of a candle light through her blindfold.
“I’m going to go get your purse out of the car,” growled the assailant.
He went into the garage and then came back. He removed the cup and saucer and sat on her hands, which were tied behind her back. Victim realized he had no pants on. He told her: “Hold my cock. Be gentle with it.” He worked his penis in her tied hands. He then rolled her over and untied her ankles. He slid her panties down. He demanded that she tell him if she and her boyfriend had had sex tonight. If she lied, he would find out and kill her. She replied “No.”
He orally manipulated her. Victim felt him place high heel shoes on her feet.
He raped her.
“Make it good,” he warned her, “and I’ll leave you alone.” After he finished he left the room.
After it was silent for a while, it became obvious to victim that assailant was in the kitchen. He ate food loudly enough so that she was aware he was dining off them.
He returned. He raped her again.
He yanked her up and sat her on him while he sat in the chair. He raped her again. He pushed her off onto the floor and retied her ankles.
It was silent for a while. Victim would not move. Then she jolted. Her poodle was by her side. Her boyfriend was calling her. He was able to hobble to her and untie her.
During the time the assailant left the victim, he had checked on the boyfriend, up to 5 times.
Investigation uncovered that the assailant left chewing gum (used) and had used 2 spoons. Tests showed assailant had Type A blood.
House was particularly cold. Sheriffs deputies discovered that the heater had been unplugged rather than just turned off. Assailant also cut the cord to the TV.
Investigation of the neighborhood uncovered incidents of prowling. Neighbor had been robbed two months before. The thief had come in a second-story window. Three months prior neighbor saw a prowler in his neighbor’s backyard. He was concerned because she was single. He described prowler as a male, 5 foot 9 or 10 inches, between 25 and 30 years old. He chased him over several yards. Another neighbor received strange calls, where the caller just breathed heavily before hanging up.
Assailant never bothered the children. They slept through it all.
Assailant referred to boyfriend as “husband.”
Assailant was described as about 5 foot 9 inches, medium build, small penis. However, the victim was able to say that the thighs were unusually wide. It also felt like the victim shaved his legs. When being raped, victim felt that the hair was stubble like a beard. Victim could also feel a jacket on suspect, so that assailant only removed his pants. Mask was white, with 2 eye holes. Assailant carried a 45 automatic.
Assailant never touched her breasts.
This was the first attack in Orangevale, a small community at the end of Madison Avenue by the American River. It is also just east of Rancho Cordova, and can be accessed easily enough from Highway 50 by crossing the river at the Hazel Avenue Bridge.. Nevertheless, the geography is quite familiar. The street, Mississippi Bar, is adjacent to the Jedadiah Smith Trail. A rough path leads to and from Mississippi Bar to the bike trail.