Post by cleopatra on Aug 7, 2018 10:32:44 GMT
I can't stop thinking about the cars being left in such ways that they'd be recovered right away, except for with the first crime.
One vehicle had the radio and window wipers on, and keys in plain sight. The killer may have been trying to make it look like the suspect was a cop, by rolling down the windows and leaving the wallets on the dashboards or seats. Because if he was a cop, he knew the detectives would realize it when they'd see the windows rolled down and the wallets in plain sight. Seems he would have fixed that. This is why I sometimes think he may have been leading LE into believe he was a cop, and he actually was not. The guy was far to organized to have forgotten to roll up the windows so detectives wouldn't suspect a cop. He had been planning the attacks for a long time. He arrived prepared.
It seems like the killer wanted the cars to be found right away, and by anyone coming by. Otherwise, he would have parked them deep inside the bushes, farther off the roads and not in parking areas. The wipers had to have been TURNED ON. They couldn't have been bumped to turn on, because wiper switches must be turned. This part of the case keeps gnawing at me. Maybe the killer hoped a bunch of juvenile delinquents or drug addicts would come upon the cars and decide to steal them and then become the focus of the investigations. If that was the case, it may have been the reason the killer hung the feathered roach clip on the window that was on the side of the street with oncoming traffic - to lure drug addicts. Unless, the cars were in the spots where the killer pulled them over and then hurried them out and over to his car. In the haste, the cars were just left behind exactly as the victim's left them. I wonder if it was drizzling so David Knobling had his wipers on.