was there a second killer working parallel to EARONS? Feb 12, 2019 14:23:47 GMT kg likes this
Post by walter on Feb 12, 2019 14:23:47 GMT
Based on what I've read (which is all 3rd and 4th hand) I agree with you that based on MO, most or all of the rapes attributed to EAR/ONS were by the same person. I don't think it's that odd that most of the composites don't look like DeAngelo, since they were taken from victim descriptions, because he had a mask on when the attack occurred inside victims' homes. I do think it's a little odd that a number of composites seem (to me anyway) to look like they are of the same person, whomever it is, does't look like any of the limited photos I've seen online of DeAngelo.
Got to add this, but just some thoughts: My understanding is that scientific findings are actually more nuanced than simply that all eye witness accounts are unreliable. I agree that many are unreliable and personally feel that all deserve considerable scrutiny before potentially being accepted as accurate. But that doesn't mean eye witness accounts are always unreliable. Multiple factors combine to determine whether a particular eye witness account is unreliable or reliable.
True - some of them were quite accurate (imo) in representing JJD. Others varied wildly. Human memory as a whole is not reliable and is fairly mutable. Sketches are another layer of uncertainty because now you are relying on an individual's unreliable memory, their ability to verbally interpret an image they have and a sketch artist's ability to work well with that person. This doesn't even get into the assumptions that some people hold that he wore disguises. It's tough.