Definitely see the resemblance....but furthermore San Luis Obispo is right on the 101 less than two hours north of Goleta. It's a beautiful drive and one worth taking.
That being said, San Luis Obispo is also a college town that has had its fair share of bizarre mysteries. Google "Kristin Smart" or "Rex Krebs" if you want to learn more about this.
SLO is popular with tourists and is a popular place to overnight between LA and SF, and is the location of the nation's very first "motel". The fact that the victim here is killed in one doesn't escape me, as they are often filled with transient types due to the town's proximity to the 101.
The lack of sexual assault and robbery is disturbing enough to lead me to believe its a crime more personal in nature, especially considering the victim is in town for a wedding. My best tip for LE would be to revisit the wedding invitees and the guest manifest from the lodge to see what these people have been up to in the years since the crime.
Thanks PC. SLO LE should at least take a look at the possibility of this being ear.
I think that the best bet for SLO would be to go through the DA's office. That would require someone with some knowlege to discuss the case. The Sheriff Dept. does the investigations for the DA, so they would pass that person along to their lead investigator.
I don't see it either. She was staying at a hotel and there was no sign of forced entry. Every hotel I've stayed in has a door that locks automatically when you close it. Based on that, she opened the door to her attacker/invited him up/walked in on him in her room. Putting a towel over her face may suggest that the her attacker knew her but you can't identify anyone if your dead. Covering a victim's face is prevalent in cases involving young/unexperienced offenders. They are not yet able to deal with the emotional reality of their crimes. By 1991, I' d say EAR/ONS (if he was alive) was way past that. Also the fact that she was stabbed. Most serial killers realize early on that stabbing a victim to death is difficult and messy. Unless it is a strong part of their signature they usually abandon it for a more effective method. Stabbing is more common among younger disorganized lust murderers who are overcome by sudden urges that blur their thinking and often lead to what is called 'over kill'. After reading the article, it sounds like she was not even a victim of a lust murder. Her sister found her "unresponsive" which is suggestive of a single/few stab wounds. Multiple stab wounds would be much more obvious. She was an attractive woman and the fact that she was at wedding denotes she was probably dressed well and possibly vulnerable. I'd say this was a young/inexperienced offender who was either out to rob or sexually assault her but lost control and panicked after he stabbed her. Nothing really fits with EAR/ONS.
The earons hated beauty and wanted to destroy or ruin it. That tends to be the end of similarity between his victims for me. This guy was an ugly sob who hated beautiful women because he couldn't have them and they made him feel inferior. He gained power by controlling and hurting them. He wasn't as type specific as Bundy was early on in his atrocities. I guess you can say white, pretty, and young with a very few exceptions for our guy.
The lack of sexual assault could also imply that the suspect is female.
Either way: Victim is in town at a location surrounded by family/friends. Leaves location and goes to her room across the street and is murdered by someone who doesn’t have to force their way in and then covers her face after the fact. Scene shows lack of motive (no rape/robbery/burglary).
However, outside of a random thrill killing there has to be a motive somewhere in there.
f1guyus: If JJD lasts until August the victims will get their chance. Sadly there’s no getting even. For all intents and purposes Joe got away with it. Prison is probably going to kill him a lot sooner that fishing and lawn care.
Jul 8, 2020 22:27:20 GMT
wesley: Is anyone here from Nevada?
Jul 9, 2020 10:51:26 GMT
goldrusher: I'm not, but I once got stranded in Lovelock, Nevada.
Jul 9, 2020 11:31:26 GMT
magnumforce73: "It's easier to pull the trigger than to play guitar. Easier to destroy than to create."--El Mariachi; Acuna, Coahuila, MX 1995.
Jul 9, 2020 13:10:38 GMT
goldrusher: There's a female cardinal at my bird feeder right now with only one eye. She seems healthy though. Flying and eating just fine. I do appreciate birds.
Jul 9, 2020 15:59:51 GMT
elir: Cardinals were my mother's favorite bird. When I hear them doing their snapping call, I think of her.
Jul 9, 2020 16:34:35 GMT
magnumforce73: Stones releasing a two-disc Deluxe Edition of Their 1973 Classic, GOATS HEAD SOUP, in September--with outtakes. It's a Happy Thursday!
Jul 10, 2020 0:48:52 GMT
magnumforce73: "A drink of Belladonna on a Toussaint night, hiding in a corner in New York City; Lookin' down a .44 in West Virginia...Commander's dancin' so free." - "Dancing With Mr. D.," Kingston, Autumn 72.
Jul 10, 2020 1:00:38 GMT
goletaguru: This was our second favorite bridge to smoke weed under in this episode, and the timeline fits to weed smoking
Jul 14, 2020 4:32:26 GMT
goletaguru: I was a student at mountain view elementary close to all of this, and remember a classmate with the last name huddle, This might be the connection
Jul 14, 2020 4:40:42 GMT
walter: Which bridge was your favorite?
Jul 14, 2020 13:04:07 GMT
murderinc: the one you live under
Jul 14, 2020 18:04:18 GMT
walter: personable as ever
Jul 14, 2020 18:30:47 GMT
elir: Goletaguru there is a person named Huddle in LE in Goleta for several years, it appears he is now doing something with the Santa Barbara Sheriffs office. His dad was a cop in Santa Barbara in the 1970s .
Jul 14, 2020 22:14:36 GMT
elir: Don’t know if they are related to the Huddle at your elementary school or if they are related to James and Sharon Huddle. You think if the Santa Barbara Huddles were were related to Sharon we would have known that by now, so probably a strange coincidence
Jul 14, 2020 22:18:33 GMT