~ “The Watcher” – Profile by Shadow ~

The following profile was posted by Shadow, on October 10th, 2009 at 3:01 AM:

How about the watcher? Here’s a (not so brief) synopsis of what he might look like. Metaphorically speaking, that is.

The watcher would be someone who is very much a loner and likely even paranoid. He would likely be intimidated by women. While he wouldn’t be able to look them in the eye and would talk very quietly, he would definitely come across as shy (as opposed to, say, “hiding something”), which in turn would keep them off guard.

He would also be hypervigilant. Perhaps glancing over his shoulder repeatedly, and flinching if someone came up unexpectedly. Bc of this, he probably buys his groceries online to avoid having to deal with standing in line and having someone standing behind him.

His house would be shuttered or curtains drawn at all times. He doesn’t want anyone looking in. At the same time, he would be compelled to peer out. Someone like this would literally have pace marks on the floor by the window, bc he’s pacing back and forth, only to intermittently stop to peer out. In this scenario, his focus would def be on the house.

That’s his world and that’s what he watches.

To his family and friends, his behavior might seem sort of jekyll and hydish. He would be the mild mannered, shy guy most of the time, but with the right trigger, his darker side would be revealed. Though, not in a way that people would necessarily think he’d get violent. Even so, his overall behavior would be disturbing enough to cause people to back off. To shy away. If asked why, they wouldn’t really be able to explain. Bc of this, he would have few, if any, friends and he wouldn’t do well in a job that involved people interaction. He’d make a great stock room worker if he is working. This type of job would also physically prepare him for lifting dead weight.

He would very likely have a mental health history. Probably some form of psychosis with paranoid features. Possibly, bipolar with psychotic and ocd features as opposed to schizophrenia. While there have been instances of schizophrenics who go violent, violence is generally not correlated with schizophrenia. Bipolar I, otoh, is. Also, during a manic phase, bipoloars can become extremely psychotic.

While he may not have a police record, LE may still have encountered him during an outburst, possibly even taken him to a local psych unit for a 72 hour hold. Notably, there are three distinct periods of inactivity. One from may of 2005 to March of 2007, one from May of 2007 to May of 2008, and the last one from November of 2008 to August of 2009. These periods could represent hospitalizations.

Unlike murders that are done to keep the victim from talking or those done by a sexual sadist, the personal nature and violence of these murders indicate intense rage. So much so that he nearly decapitated one of his victims. The vics may have said something that set him off. Something that he would have taken as a personal affront. Whatever the case, there would have been some sort of trigger. It is unlikely that he would have tried to have sex with them while they were alive. So, the rapes would have been post mortem. Though, such behavior would not actually qualify as necrophilia. It would simply be something he was compelled to do after murdering them… to complete the ritual (not as in religious ritual, rather, an OCD ritual).

Unlike sexual sadist, he wouldn’t be the type to revisit the scene. The murders and rapes would simply provide him enough relief to return to equilibrium. Hence, the jekyll and hyde effect. Also, unlike sexual sadist, this guy wouldn’t know why he does it. It’s not that he is necessarily gratified, rather, the acts would help to calm him down.

In other words, this would be someone who exhibited the exact opposite behavior that is outlined in the profile on the TF site. Those close to him might get the impression that he is “unravelling” and then one day, he seems quite calm. In a scenario such as this, that day would coincide with the murders.

Oh and. You would find the women’s clothing and shoes packed away in his house. Not necessarily as trophies per se. Rather, he just doesn’t quite know what to do with them.

Importantly, no one would consider this guy dangerous. Even psych evals would not reflect such. Bc the murders would not be about fantasy. Rather, they would be about some sort of deep seated compulsion.

That said, I remain unconvinced this is the work of a serial killer for a number of reasons. Still, if you are indeed looking for an SK, a scenario such as the above “watcher” can be easily ruled in or out. A subpoena to area psychiatric units with specific parameters might be one way to do so. For example, your parameters might involve admission/release dates that closely correspond with the down time, someone who has been put on a 72 hour hold at least once, someone who has a long history of mental illness, a chronic patient, etc.

As for other angles?

You have at least two different sets of people who have been arrested and charged (though, charges were later dropped) with two of the murders (i.e., FR & Connor and Jones & Nixon). Additionally, if the story of Brown’s murder (as described in earlier posts) is true, then you have at least one eye witness, and a third group of killers. Yet, it appears that all three of these groups overlap in one form or the other.

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2 Responses

  1. Giving this nut a nickname is not a good idea!

    • calling him the “JDPKiller” is just as much a nickname, something he can secretly relish and enjoy because it’s not his NAME… it’s his TITLE.

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