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Books and Documents.
No book has been written about this case to date. That is one of the reasons this website has been created.
Most documents and newspaper articles related to this case and related cases may be found on the documents page.
Several television shows have featured this case:
Unsolved Mysteries segment on the Lifetime cable network originally telecast on July 22, 2002.
Cold Case Files episode 46 on the A&E cable network originally telecast on September 2, 2003. The transcript for this show can be found here.
MSNBC investigates episode on profiling on the MSNBC cable network originally telecast on April 24, 2004.
BK Bedroom Killer- termed used instead of ONS on this website.
CCC Contra Costa County
EAR East Area Rapist. The presumed perpetrator of the 45 crimes
committed in Sacramento, Modesto, Stockton, Davis, Contra
Costa and Alameda counties.
EAR-A In the Multiple EARs theory, the perpetrator of the EAR crimes which
were characteristic of the crimes linked by DNA: planned, well-
executed, attacks on couples, minimal evidence left behind. EAR-A did
not seemingly emerge until April 1977.
EAR-B In the Multiple EARs theory, the perpetrator of the EAR crimes which
do not match the criteria to be EAR-A crimes. These crimes include
some which had no rapes, at which the attacker came unprepared, the
attacks were interrupted or doors were kicked in or victims dragged
outside. Most EAR-B attacks were not against couples. EAR-B was
the 'original' EAR who emerged in Rancho Cordova in June 1976.
EAR-B may have actually been several different perpetrators.
East Area Originally this mean the portion of Sacramento County east of the
downtown and north of the American River. In the EAR case it is used
to generally mean the entire area east of downtown Sacramento,
including portions of the city of Sacramento, the cities of Citrus Heights
and Rancho Cordova and unincorporated Sacramento County areas
(Carmichael, Del Dayo, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Foothill Farms, Arden-
LK Linked Killer-Synonomous with BK, this term means Linked Killer and
specifically refers to the perpetrator of the six murders and three rapes
linked by DNA.
GK Goleta Killer- specific reference to the perpetrator of the three Goleta
attacks which are linked with each other by physical evidence. They
are not linked by DNA to the EAR/ BK crimes.
ONS Original Night Stalker- name coined by OCSD detectives for the killer
of six people in four attacks in Orange County and ventura County,
California which were linked by DNA. The definition was later
extended to include the attacks in Goleta, which are not linked by DNA
to the rest. The reference to the Night Stalker was to serial killer
Richard Ramirez who operated in 1984-85 and committed one murder
in Orange County near Irvine. Ramirez was so-called because of his
home invasion style of attack, with the name Night Stlaker coming from
a 1970s sci fi tv show. Since the killer profiled in this website began
before Ramirez, police coined him as the 'Original' Night Stalker. On
this website, the preferred term is Bedroom Killer, in order to not mix
the killer up with Ramirez. Additionally, if the copycat theory is to be
believed, the killer was not even 'original.'
RC Rancho Cordova
SBCSD Santa Barbara Country Sheriff's Department
SCSD Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
Unified (or Deus Ex Machina)Theory
The theory that all the EAR/BK/GK crimes were committed by one
perpetrator even though the crimes have certain distinctive variations.
Belief in this theory usually depends upon the belief that law
enforcement has secret information that makes the links between the
crimes seem more exact.
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