East Area Rapist / Original Night Stalker / Golden State Killer
Around this time, on this very night 38 years ago, the EAR/GSK began laying siege to Goleta, California. The night ended with the murder of Dr. Robert Offerman and Dr. Debra Manning.
Information was posted today about the types of ligatures the East Area Rapist used, the origins of the ligatures, and other background summary information (like labratory findings, whether they were new or used, etc).
While silent "hang-up" phone calls were a common part of the EAR's MO, over the years, quite a few phone calls have been attributed to the offender where he actually spoke. This page gives information on every known phone call.
The Visalia Ransacker, an offender who may or may not be related to the East Area Rapist, left us clues in around 175 incidents. What can we learn from the timing?
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.
I discuss the book, some of the things that surprised me while doing the research, and where I see this case going.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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