LINKING OF THE CRIMES

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This page shows how the crimes are linked to each other. Only six murders (2 singles and two couples) and three rapes (all in Contra Costa County)  are linked by DNA evidence. The three Goleta crimes are linked to each other by physical evidence. All the other crimes are linked to each other and to the DNA-linked crimes and the Goleta crimes only by MO- the perceived similarities between the way the crimes were committed.  These MO links may be problematic  as even in the EAR crimes there are distinct variations in the way the crimes were committed. The Goleta crimes have distinct features as well. The following table outlines the crimes by date, type and how they are linked to each other.

 NOTE: Some sources claim some of the EAR crimes are linked by similar blood type/ secretor type of the perpetrator.

 

No

Type

Dates

Link

 

30

Sacramento EAR Rapes [two rape attacks were aborted, one in 1976 and one in 1977; they are included.]

6/18/76, 7/17/76, 8/29/76, 9/4/76, 10/5/76, 10/9/76, 10/18/76, 10/18/76, 11/10/76, 12/18/76, 1/19/77, 1/24/77, 2/7/77, 3/8/77, 3/18/77, 4/2/77, 4/15/77, 5/3/77, 5/5/77, 5/14/77, 5/17/77, 5/28/77, 10/1/77, 10/21/77, 10/29/77, 11/10/77, 12/2/77, 1/28/78 (2), 4/14/78

 

MO

 

2

Stockton EAR Rapes

9/6/77, 3/17/78

MO

 

2

Modesto EAR Rapes

6/5/78, 6/23/78

MO

 

3

Davis EAR Rapes

6/7/78, 6/24/78, 7/6/78

 

 

8

Contra Costa EAR Rapes

10/7/78, 10/13/78, 10/28/78, 12/9/78, 4/5/79, 6/2/79, 6/11/79, 6/25/79

 

3- DNA match

    5- MO

3

Goleta Home Invasion/ Rape-Murders (1 home invasion/ assault of a couple, 2 rape-double murders)

10/1/79, 12/30/79, 7/26-7/81

connected to each other by physical evidence (footprints, cord, dogprints)

MO (to the rest) 

1

Ventura

Double Murder-Rape

 

3/13-4/80

DNA match to other DNAs

MO to rest

 

1

Dana Point

Double Murder-Rape

 

8/18-9/80

DNA match to other DNAs

MO to rest

 

2

Irvine

Single Rape-Murders

2/4-5/81, 5/5/86

 

DNA match to other DNAs

MO to rest