East Area Rapist Attacks

  • June 19, 1976 – Attack occurred to a woman in Rancho Cordova, CA at approximately 4am.

  • July 17, 1976 – A teenage girl was attacked at approximately 2am in Del Dayo, Carmichael, CA

  • August 29, 1976 – A teenage girl escaped an attack at approximately 3:20am in Rancho Cordova, CA.

  • September 4, 1976 – A woman was attacked at approximately 11:30pm in Citrus Heights, CA.

  • October 5, 1976 – A woman was attacked at approximately 6:45am in Citrus Heights, CA.

  • October 9, 1976 – A woman was attacked at approximately 4:30am in Rancho Cordova, CA.

  • October 18, 1976 – A woman from Del Dayo, Carmichael, CA was attacked at approximately 2:30am.

  • November 10, 1976 – A woman was attacked at approximately 7:30pm just close to Greenback Ln. in Citrus Heights, CA at approximately 7:30pm.

  • December 18, 1976 – A woman in Carmichael, CA was attacked at approximately 11:30pm.

  • January 19, 1977 – A woman in the Glenbrook/College Greens area was attacked at approximately 1am.

  • January 24. 1977 – A woman was attacked at around 3am on Primrose Dr. in Citrus Heights, CA.

  • February 7, 1977 – A woman located near Crestview Drive and Madison Ave. in Citrus Heights, CA was attacked at approximately 6:45am.

  • February 16, 1977 – An attack was thwarted when a teenage boy attempted to apprehend a prowler. The boy was shot in the stomach at approximately 10:30pm on Ripon Court in the Glenbrook/College Greens area of East Sacramento, CA.

  • March 8, 1977 – A woman near Robertson Avenue and Whitney Avenue in Sacto, CA was attacked at approximately 4am.

  • March 18, 1977 – A teenage girl was attacked in Rancho Cordova at approximately 10:45pm.

  • April 2, 1977 – A couple was attacked on Madison and Main Avenue in Orangevale, CA.

  • April 15, 1977 – A couple was attacked at approximately 2:30am on Madison Avenue and Manzanita Avenue in the Crestview area of Sacto, CA.

  • May 3, 1977 – A couple was attacked in the Glenbrook/College Greens area at around 3am.

  • May 5, 1977 – A couple was attacked outside of their home at approximately 12:15am in Orangevale, CA.

  • May 14, 1977 – A couple was attacked at approximately 3:45am on Greenback Lane and Birdcage Street in Citrus Heights, CA.

  • May 28, 1977 – A couple was attacked at approximately 1am at the Fourth Parkway, South Area of Sacto, CA.

  • September 6, 1977 – A couple was attacked at Lincoln Village West in North Stockton, CA.

  • October 1, 1977 – A couple was attacked in the Tuolumne Drive and La Riviera Drive area of Sacramento at approximately 1:30am.

  • October 21, 1977 – A couple was assaulted within their own home in Antelope, CA at approximately 3am.

  • October 29, 1977 – A couple was attacked at approximately 1:45am near Mission and Eastern Avenue in Sacto, CA.

  • November 11, 1977 – A teenage girl was molested at approximately 3am near La Riviera Drive and Watt Avenue in Sacramento, CA.

  • January 18, 1978 – At approximately 10:15pm two teenage sisters were attacked on Winding Way near the American River College in Sacramento, CA.

  • February 2, 1978 – Brian and Katie Maggiore were murdered at approximately 9pm at 10165 La Gloria Way., Rancho Cordova, CA.

  • March 18, 1978 – A couple was attacked at 1:05am in the Parkwoods neighborhood of Stockton, CA.

  • April 6, 1978 – A woman was attacked in Rancho Cordova

  • April 14, 1978 – A teenage girl babysitting an eight-year-old was attacked on Piedmont Drive in East Sacramento, CA at approximately 9:50pm.

  • June 5, 1978 – A couple in North East Modesto, CA was attacked at approximately 3:50am.

  • June 7, 1978 – A woman in an apartment complex north of the University of California in Davis, CA was attacked at approximately 4am.

  • June 23, 1978 – A North East Modesto couple was attacked at approximately 1:30am.

  • June 24, 1978 – A couple in Davis, CA was attacked at approximately 3am.

  • July 6, 1978 – A woman with her two sons in the home was attacked in the Westwood neighborhood of Davis, CA.

  • October 7, 1978 – A Concord, CA couple was attacked at approximately 2:30am.

  • October 13, 1978 – A couple in the Ygnacio Valley area of Concord, CA was attacked at approximately 4:30am.

  • October 28, 1978 – A couple in San Ramon, CA was attacked at approximately 4:30am.

  • November 4, 1978 – A San Jose, CA woman was attacked at approximately 3:30am.

  • December 2, 1978 – A couple in San Jose, CA was attacked at approximately 4:30am.

  • December 9, 1978 – A woman in Danville, CA was attacked at approximately 2am.

  • April 5, 1979 – A couple in Fremont, CA was attacked at approximately 1am.

  • June 2, 1979 – A Walnut Creek, CA girl was attacked.

  • June 11, 1979 – A couple in Danville, CA was attacked at approximately 4am.

  • June 25, 1979 – A teenage girl in Walnut Creek was attacked.

  • July 6, 1979 – A couple was almost attacked in Danville, CA at approximately 3:45am but the attacker fled the scene.

  • October 1, 1979 – A couple on Queen Anne Lane in Santa Barbara County, CA escaped from the attacker.

Victims of the Original Night Stalker

(AKA The Bedroom Killer, AKA The Diamond Knot Killer, AKA The Golden State Killer, AKA the Cul-De-Sac killer)

  • December 30, 1979 – Debra Alexandria Manning and Dr. Robert Offerman murdered at Avenida Pequena Avenue in Goleta, CA.

  • March 13, 1980 – Charlene Smith found raped and murdered on High Point Drive in Ventura, CA. Lyman Smith was also found murdered.

  • August 19, 1980 – Patrice Harrington was discovered raped and murdered on Cockleshell Drive in Dana Point, CA. Keith Harrington was also found murdered.

  • February 5, 1981 – Manuela Witthuhn was found raped and murdered at 35 Columbus in Irvine, CA

  • July 27, 1981 – The bodies of Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez were found on Toltec Way in Goleta, CA.

  • May 4, 1986 – Janelle Lisa Cruz was discovered raped and murdered at 13 Enchina in the Northwood area of Irvine, CA.

Until 2001 no proof existed that the same perpetrator was responsible for the crimes committed by the EAR and The Original Night Stalker. DNA evidence was able to prove that all incidents were linked to the same man.

The Visalia Ransacker Timeline

  • Burglarized upwards of 125 homes between April 6, 1974 and December 10, 1975, but may have continued until as late as January of 1976.

There are two additional crimes attributed to the Visalia Ransacker:

  • September 11, 1975 – Prof. Claude Snelling had been murdered when he caught the Ransacker attempting to kidnap his daughter.

  • December 10, 1975 – Det. William McGowen was shot.