Jennifer Kesse and the Luckiest Person of Interest

Jennifer Kesse

Jennifer KesseJennifer Kesse was born on May 20, 1981. She graduated from Vivian Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida. In 2003, she obtained a degree in the field of financing from the University of Central Florida.

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The East Area Rapist – Part 10

Welcome back. We are now entering the Original Night Stalker’s territory. In this entry, I will be discussing the horrific murders caused by this unknown assailant who has never been apprehended, let alone properly identified. This will be the final entry in this incredibly long journey. A lot of time has been invested in this unsolved crime spree, yet I feel as if I have barely scratched the surface. Hopefully, this series garnishes enough attention to spread more awareness to those who aren’t familiar with this unforgivable rapist and murderer. Continue reading “The East Area Rapist – Part 10”

The East Area Rapist – Part 9

Welcome to part nine of my “The East Area Rapist” series. In this entry, I will be concluding the notorious serial rapists’ attacks that emerged in Northern California in the summer of 1976. Though the story of this elusive criminal will be over, the case itself is far from achieving closure. Continue reading “The East Area Rapist – Part 9”

EAR/ONS – Stolen Items with Context and Vehicles 

The case for the East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker has its fair share of misconceptions. One common falsehood relates to the items the perpetrator would steal. More often than not you will see people — particularly with an online venue — say he didn’t take items that are worth much value. Moreover, people believe he didn’t take paper cash but would rather have coins instead. While all of that is technically true to some extent, there are many incidents where he took items that are expensive, especially for the era at the time. Here is a list of all the stolen items we’re aware of (excellently compiled by ProBoards user, EchoMint). I will be providing a list of vehicles associated with each attack and a backstory and context with intriguing details if the situation is in need of it.   Continue reading “EAR/ONS – Stolen Items with Context and Vehicles “

The East Area Rapist – Part 8

Welcome to part eight of my “The East Area Rapist” series. As we are reaching the conclusion of this lengthy journey, though it may be finished soon, the work is not. Whether this horrendous offender is alive or dead, the case remains unsolved. The labor from law enforcement and its extended branches of government, along with armchair detectives and web sleuths alike, will still continue pressing forward until this case has a resolution.  Continue reading “The East Area Rapist – Part 8”

The East Area Rapist – Part 7

Welcome to part seven of my “The East Area Rapist” series. As I was researching and compiling the information for this entry, I felt incredibly exhausted. That’s when I realized that the feeling of being worn out by simply typing up a submission post is nothing compared to what the victims and everyday normal citizens experienced for ten years, and possibly still do. That realization put things in perspective for me, and as long as this case remains unsolved it’s my priority to remember the victims and continue spreading the awareness of this under-the-radar serial rapist and killer. Continue reading “The East Area Rapist – Part 7”

The East Area Rapist – Part 6

Welcome back! This is the sixth entry of my “The East Area Rapist” series. The six cases I will be covering offer strange clues regarding the progression of this heinous criminal. Not only is the perpetrator expanding his range to commit crimes, he is also transitioning into a much darker enigma, and possibly seeking new challenges for himself. With that being said, let’s begin. Continue reading “The East Area Rapist – Part 6”

New Leads in the East Area Rapist Case – 2/2/2018

New leads in the case of the East Area Rapist were released to the public by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. The article goes on to say,

“SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has revealed new leads in the region’s infamous East Area Rapist case.

Currently, lead investigators are pursuing involve a patient at the now-closed American River Hospital. Detectives say this man visited the hospital on May 30, 1977 shortly before noon seeking treatment for a possible broken shoulder. Staff suspected the man may have been the East Area Rapist and contacted the sheriff’s department.

The man fled before deputies could arrive.

The sheriff’s department says the man used an identification card that was stolen two years earlier. No description of the man was given, but deputies say an emergency room staffer signed one of the forms with the initials “BK.

Investigators say the shoulder injury likely happened running from sexual assault two days earlier, in which he jumped over a fence into a steep canal. The injury also coincided with a 13-week break in the series of rapes.

Detectives are also searching for information about a patient at an optometry office at the now-closed Bay Area Union Professional Center at 6311 Fair Oaks Boulevard in 1973. The sheriff’s department had visited to try to find the owner of a pair of glasses left at the scene of a burglary in Rancho Cordova. There was never an arrest or identification of the suspect.

The suspect was described at the time as a white male between the ages of 16 and 22. He was about 5-feet-10-inches tall, around 160 to 180 pounds and had medium brown hair that touched his ears.

Today, detectives are searching for people who worked at that optometry office in 1973.

Katie and Brian Maggiore 

Investigators Seek Help 40 Years after Double Homicide

On the 40th anniversary of the murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore, the sheriff’s department asked the public for help on Friday.

The couple was murdered Feb. 2, 1978, while out on a walk near LaVerta Court in Rancho Cordova. Investigators say a man, believed to be the East Area Rapist, attacked them along La Gloria Drive. The couple ran through a blown down fence into a backyard of a home on La Alegria Drive, where they were fatally shot.

Detectives believe the Feb. 2, 1978 killing was the final attack of the East Area Rapist in the Greater Sacramento region. He would go on to terrorize communities in the Bay Area and Southern California.

FOX40 is digging deeper on the East Area Rapist investigation in a new podcast. Head here for more information.”

One thing that is very interesting about this information is the timeline of events. This hospital event happened two days after his last known attack on May 28, 1977, in Sacramento, California. He then went dormant until September 6, 1977.

Many people who have researched this case extensively have always pondered where the perpetrator went during the summer of 1977, where he tallied up a total of twenty-two victims in less than a year. If the suspect that visited the hospital is the East Area Rapist, and he did suffer from a shoulder injury, this could explain this absence.

What’s even more interesting is that during this summer, local citizens were doing patrols at night, being paired in groups to look for the East Area Rapist and keep neighborhoods safe. Additionally, in August, an individual who named himself “Afraid” sent a letter to the police claiming to know inside information on the East Area Rapist. The lead went nowhere, unfortunately, and there are still some people who believe the “Afraid” letter never existed.

Also, today is the 40th anniversary of Brian and Katie Maggiore’s untimely murder, here are two links to my new blog where I discuss the events at length: Part 4 – Victims 21-24 and the Afraid Letter and Part 5 – Victims 26-28, Excitement’s Crave, and Brian and Katie Maggiore.

The East Area Rapist – Part 5

Welcome back to my fifth entry in my “The East Area Rapist” series. This post details the attacks on victims of 26-28, along with various phone calls and notes presumed to be the work of the infamous rapist. Moreover, I am also delving into the murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore. This is my longest post to date, so I hope it provides valuable information and is worth the time-consuming read. Continue reading “The East Area Rapist – Part 5”

The Mysterious Disappearance of Joan Risch

On October 24, 1961, thirty-one-year-old wife and mother of two, Joan Risch disappeared from her residence in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Unknowingly at the time, this case would end up becoming one of the most well-known and complexing unsolved cases to ever strike the state.  Continue reading “The Mysterious Disappearance of Joan Risch”