Little is recorded of this incident, and San Jose Police were accused by others in the Contra Costa investigation of not cooperating with the task force. The reports might have long been destroyed by now since rape only had a limited statute of limitations.
Victim was sound asleep upstairs when a hand clutched her neck. She jolted awake. A voice hissed in her ear. “Don’t make a sound or I’ll kill you.” She whimpered and stuttered and then screamed. “Shut up!” he snapped, “or I’ll kill you!” She cried aloud. “Shut up! Shut up or I’ll kill you!” He brandished the sparkling blade of a knife. “See this knife!” She cried again. “Don’t you understand?” She whimpered. “All I want is money and food because I am hungry.” She was barely quieting down. Assailant pushed her face into the pillow. He pressed the flat end of a knife against her cheek. “Keep quiet or I’ll cut your throat.”
Assailant then tied victim’s wrists tightly, then her ankles. He warned her not to scream or he’d kill her 1 year old boy in the other room. “Do you understand?” He returned and started to rip towels. He blindfolded her and then gagged her.
Little else is known of the incident due to poor investigation. Victim heard the assailant lubricating himself as he stood over her, but it is not clarified where this was. EAR usually took a victim to the living or family room, but due to the fact this was a second story home he may have remained in the bedroom. In any case, he raped her.
Investigation was poorly done. Victim had not seen assailant and as a result the rape was immediately placed on inactive. She was able to describe the offending organ as “small.” The 1 year old boy never awoke during the incident. Assailant remained in the house for an hour.
Victim did not see assailant. She could feel gloved hands.
Typical of the EAR, the attack was right off Highway 680.