« on: February 27, 2015, 10:06:16 pm »
Also, there's a very good suspect for who the Monster is. Amazingly good, in fact. I guessed it might be him after the circumstances of the "Sardinian Trail" and the origins of the Monster's gun were discovered.
Basically, the Monster used a signature .22 Beretta with a notch that put unique markings on the bullet casings. As it turned out, these bullets matched an earlier solved murder. However, the murderer was in prison for some of the murders, and in a halfway house under supervision when others occured, and was not of sufficient mental health to be the Monster (who had shown himself to be an "organised" serial killer, in the FBI's parlance).
He was a Sardinian immigrant, who had killed his cheating wife and her lover. Sardinia, as you may be aware, is incredibly clannish with a strong "honor culture". They follow something called, well, the Code of the Brigand. Rape and murder are justified under certain circumstances, as are stealing and kidnap. Lots of Sardinians moved to Tuscany during the 60s, and made a name for themselves as smugglers, kidnappers and outlaws.
As you've probably guessed, the murder wasn't a one-man job. Others were involved. It was a matter of Sardinian honour, after all. Oh, and money. And someone related to the involved parties fits almost all the criterea for being the Monster - including attempting to burgle the house where the weapon was kept, which was recorded in a suppressed police report.