East Area Rapist / Original Night Stalker / Golden State Killer

Victims of the Golden State Killer


Holday Messages for Task Force and for Victims/Survivors

Season's greetings! This year, we're helping to compile holiday messages of support for the Law Enforcement members who work the case, and also for the victims and survivors of the case. You can add your message here for Law Enforcement and here for the victims/survivors.

Confirmed List of Attacks with Cities and Streets

The official, confirmed list of EARONS attack locations taken straight from Law Enforcement and rigorously fact-checked through property records, police reports, phone records, etc.

New Interview with Kat Winters

I discuss the book, some of the things that surprised me while doing the research, and where I see this case going.

Photo of bullets from the gun that killed Claude Snelling

This blog entry describes how the murder of Claude Snelling was tied to the Visalia Ransacker through ballistics information.

The Home Invaders - Inspiration for EAR/GSK?

User "Any of N" brought a book to my attention that might have provided some tips or inspiration to a young EAR. Thanks for a "generous benefactor" who obtained me a copy, we can explore the possibility of that theory.

New Book Released!

At long last, our book on the case is out. Pick your copy up in paperback or Kindle format today at this link: Case Files of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer.

Goleta - Photos of the Offerman/Manning Condo

Bill Harticon has provided the site with tons of contemporary photos from two of the crime scenes -- the Offerman/Manning murders and the Smith murders. Some of the O/M ones are posted today, and the rest will be posted next week along with the Smith ones from Ventura! Thank you, as always, Bill!

Location photos of the Failed Queen Ann Attack

For several months now, our friend Bill Harticon has been traveling to the different East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer attack sites and snapping amazing photos. These pictures have been instrumental in helping many of us visualize areas that we're not able to visit in-person. Today we visit the scene of the first known Southern California attack committed by the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer. Luckily, this couple got away.

EARONS Information

New to the Case?

It's hard to imagine that one of the most prolific criminals of all time is so unknown in popular culture. Thankfully, that has been changing, and as the EARONS gains in noteriety, folks who stumble across this site will need an introduction to the case to make the most of their research and interest. This section will provide you with what you need to get going.

The Attacks

The heart of this case is the attack descriptions and the evidence left behind. This section goes through each and every assault and lays out all of the known the facts. Speculation and theorizing is completely absent from these attack descriptions, and source material for the facts are notated.

Comprehensive Timeline

This timeline compiles every attack, sighting, vehicle description, and phone call. It also provides functionality that allows you to filter down by event type or associated attack.


Every composite, news article, and relevant material that I can find pertaining to this case gets placed in this section, along with functionality that allows you to filter by type or associated attack.


This massive mapping project, created by Masootz, contains nearly 250 data points related to the EARONS crimes.


This is where we dive deep into the various pieces of evidence, such as the composites, sightings, vehicles, phone calls, geography, MO, and other fascinating and important aspects of the case. All of the available facts pertaining to each topic is assembled, and then various explanations, ideas, and theories are offered.

Contact Info

Contact information for the FBI, the relevant law enforcement jurisdictions, and for the webmaster.


If you have a tip that could lead to the offender's capture, please contact the FBI. Questions, comments, information, ideas, or other tips can be sent to us using the form below, or by emailing coldcase.earons@gmail.com

Highlights and Special Features

Feature: Physical Evidence

Learn how DNA, paint, shoe size, and the perpetrator's non-secretor status help tie these crimes together.

Feature: Attack Locations

A complete list of confirmed EARONS attacks, straight from Law Enforcement.

Feature: Map

Over 250 EARONS data points for you to explore.

Feature: Library

Articles and composites. Filter controls let you sort through the information easily.

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