Zodiac Killer Linked to New-Age Intel Front?

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Zodiac Killer Linked to New-Age Intel Front?

Postby proldic » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:57 pm

Excerpted from Napa Sentinel, July 29, 2005:<br><br>Zodiac left several clues to his location on Washington Street<br><br>Part Nine in a Series (part three of the Zodiac)<br><br>By Harry V. Martin<br>(co-author of "Mind Control", published in 1991 by the Napa Sentinel)<br><br>Bates had been beaten, stabbed repeatedly in the face and neck, and her throat had been cut so viciously she was almost decapitated. The first Zodiac letter in 1969 claimed responsibility for the gruesome murder - three years later. In the original letters to the Riverside newspaper, there was no concept of the term Zodiac, but a capital "Z" was scrawled on the letters.... <br><br>...a desktop poem was found in the Riverside City College Library. It read, "Sick of living/unwilling to die. Cut. Clean. If red/clean. Blood spurting, driping (sic), spilling all over her new dress. Oh well, it was red anyway. Life draining into an uncertain death, she won't die. This time someone will find her. Just wait till next time." The desk scrawling was signed "rh".... <br><br>It is important to note that both Bates and Shepherd were stabbed repeatedly, the same as in the Tate murders. All the other victims associated with the Zodiac were shot. The method of murder of the two young women is out of character with other killings associated with the Zodiac....<br><br>...Based on information the Sentinel received from a person associated with the FBI, Bates’ murderer has been in jail for decades – Bruce Davis, who was charged with two murders - and was involved in the Sharon Tate-Mason Family murders in 1969...three years after Bates’ murder.... <br><br>The Zodiac letters of 1969-1970 were compared with the death letter of 1966. Handwriting experts from the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification said a preliminary investigation of the handwriting indicated that there was "a high probability" that it was the Zodiac's writing....<br><br>A member of the Manson family fit the description of the killer at Lake Berryessa and was also working on a construction site that Bates passed every day on the way to school....<br><br>Because the Zodiac claimed them, does not always mean the Zodiac did them - was the claim a way of deception? Were four of the first five victims the real targets of this killer? Is there more than one Zodiac? Is there a team Zodiac?<br><br>The theories on Zodiac abound, and each law enforcement unit had its own prime suspect. We know that the killer of Shepherd and the kidnapper of Johns match the same description and photographs of a man who followed and spent a lot of time with Ferrin. We know that this suspect is well dressed, quiet spoken, has a brief military background in cryptography.... <br><br>What we have found are two individuals, and perhaps a third, who can be closely linked to the victims. One of the difficulties law enforcement officials are having with the case is that each suspect fits the crime perfectly - except one or two flaws....<br><br>What if there is actually a team Zodiac, in which each individual carries out part of the role? This would explain some of the discrepancies in the case.<br><br>Law enforcement never really checked the full backgrounds of the victims to ascertain their relationship, if any. Law enforcement has never checked the full background and links of several of their prime suspects to see if they match up. Law enforcement has not checked the linkage between properties where bodies were found. At least six of the victims died because they knew too much. What did they know?<br><br>HOUSE OF ZODIAC<br><br>The killer's clues may have been telling the police exactly where he lived In its day, the search for the Zodiac was one of the biggest manhunts in history.<br><br>The murder of the San Francisco Yellow Cab driver Paul Stein on October 11, 1969, perhaps provided more information on the Zodiac than any other killing. The Zodiac, acting in a bold manner, taunted police with clues - some of them directly led to his house. <br><br>THE MURDER OF PAUL STEIN<br><br>Twenty-nine-year-old Paul Stein picked up a passenger at Mason and Geary Streets on October 11, 1969.... The passenger...told Stein to drive him to Washington and Maple Streets.<br><br>When they arrived at Washington and Maple, Stein was asked to drive one more block to Cherry and Washington – one-and-one-half blocks away from the San Francisco Presidio...Stein was shot at close range and his wallet, taxi keys and a torn portion of his shirt were taken by the killer.<br><br>Three teenagers, across the street from the shooting, witnessed the killer wiping down the interior of the cab and the door handle. The killer nonchalantly walked north on Cherry Street toward the Presidio.... <br><br>The killer was believed to be heading toward the Presidio in a heavily wooded area. San Francisco Chief Inspector Martin Lee indicated that the police had the whole area flooded with lights, had seven police dogs and a large number of patrolmen searching the area tree by tree and bush by bush. The dogs, according to Lee, were the "best in the country." He said, "A mouse couldn't have escaped our attention."<br><br>The Zodiac taunted the police with clues, indicating he could observe all the activity going on. It would have been impossible for an individual hiding in the woods to have observed all the activity.... <br><br>SCHOOL BUS THREAT OR CLUE TO WHEREABOUTS?<br><br>Another part of his letter - the one that panicked school districts throughout the Bay Area - stated, "School children make nice targets. I think I shall wipe out a school bus some morning. Just shoot out the front tire and pick off the kiddies as they come bouncing out." The Napa County Sheriffs Office had patrol cars follow the buses and planes patrol school bus routes....<br><br>The Zodiac sent a new cryptogram which was never decoded nor made available to the public. Some of his letters were also partially kept from the public. These messages, combined with other clues can direct police right to the spot where the Zodiac lived, who he was and what involvement he had.<br><br>WHERE DID ZODIAC LIVE?<br><br>Based on an obscure police memorandum and documents in the possession of the Sentinel, and information from the unpublished portions of the Zodiac letter, [the article shows] how some of the clues unravel...<br><br>There is a correlation [in messages left by the Zodiac]between Robert Emmett the hippy and the Academy of Sciences compared to Washington and Maple....<br><br>One house in the vicinity which fits the Zodiac's geographic clues was owned by the Academy of Sciences....<br><br>BREAKING THE CODES<br><br>All the clues provided by the Zodiac zero in one house at Washington and Maple. Who lived in the house at Washington and Maple? According to real estate records, the house on the corner of Washington and Maple...was owned by the California Academy of Sciences at the time of Stein's murder. A statue of Robert Emmett appears in Golden Gate Park adjacent to the California Academy of Sciences building. The site of the statue was also the site of many hippie rallies. Thus, the clue Robert Emmett the Hippie (REH), with the other clues may indicate the house was owned by the California Academy of Sciences. The house is up-hill from Kiddie School.<br><br>San Francisco real estate records...show that the California Academy of Sciences owned the property...until its transfer on May 26, 1970 - almost eight months after Paul Stein's death. The property was transferred in 1970 to Robert E. Hunter, Jr., a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy. Hunter, a vice president for Crocker Bank, lived in Pasadena at the time of Stein's murder. A woman had died in 1968 and left her estate to the Academy. Migon Augsbury's estate was transferred by a title company at 111 Sutter Street. Hunter worked in the same building as the title company, when he was with Crocker Bank - he later went to work for Wells Fargo. The house was purchased by Hunter for $220,000.<br><br>So who occupied the house at 3799 Washington Street - the house that all the Zodiac clues lead to - on the night of October 11, 1969? There was a car parked in the driveway at 3799 Washington Street several years later. It was a 1968 Plymouth, license number VRP854.<br><br>This house would provide an excellent vantage point to oversee the entire police operation in the park and on the street.<br><br>What connection, if any, does the car have with Cheri Jo Bates, who was murdered on October 30, 1966? What other amazing facts can possibly be linked to this house and the Zodiac? What connection, if any, does this have to do with Donna Lass, who disappeared and is believed to have been murdered in Lake Tahoe on September 26, 1970? Was there other property owned by the California Academy of Sciences that has links to other murders in Northern California? What was found at that house that might draw closer links to the Zodiac case? What is the analysis of a secret police report - now in the possession of the Sentinel - to this scenario?<br><br>(Continued next week.)<br><br>napasentinel.com/ArticleT...=202&pid=1<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Postby anon » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:02 am

This article is a repeat of the one posted at "unsolved napa valley murders." <br><br>Interested to see the rest. <p></p><i></i>
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I think this is an important story to follow

Postby proldic » Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:07 am

So I thought it needed a more attention-grabbing headline. <p></p><i></i>
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Unsolved Murders Of The Napa Valley - Zodiac - Part 4

Postby proldic » Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:55 pm

From Napa Valley Sentinel:<br><br>ZODIAC: the man who occupied the house<br>Unsolved Murders Of The Napa Valley<br>by Harry V Martin <br><br>Pt 4<br><br>The first clues that must be examined relate to the ownership or occupier of the house. Although the Academy did not transfer title of the house to Robert E. Hunter, Jr., until eight months after the murder of the cab driver, Hunter apparently took possession seven days before Stein was slain. The information that Hunter took possession of the house before the murder was supplied by a neighbor, Henry Solorzano, who also worked in the real estate industry. Records show that Hunter's home was in Pasadena at the time of Stein's death. His position with Crocker Bank as a vice president required Hunter to travel throughout the state and especially to Northern California. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy, apparently the Academy had no difficulty allowing Hunter to occupy the house before the transfer of title.<br><br>But what proof is there that Hunter was even in San Francisco the date Stein was killed? A document in the possession of the Napa Sentinel provides absolute proof that Hunter was in San Francisco on the night the cab driver was killed. On Saturday, October 11, 1969, Hunter opened a title account with Brown Brothers Harriman Co., through the Pacific Union Club on Mason Street - The document is signed and dated October 11, 1969. It was five blocks from that location - at Geary and Mason - that the killer entered Stein's taxi and asked to be taken to Washington and Maple. It is known that Hunter had taken possession of the house on Washington and Maple before the killing, that he was in San Francisco on the day of the murder, and that he transacted business near the place where Stein picked up his killer. This does not prove, however, that Hunter either took the taxi, was in residence while the police searched for Stein's killer, or was the man that killed Stein.<br><br>ONE OF PRIME SUSPECTS<br><br>This is just one in a series of coincidences that throw suspicion towards Hunter. According to the Napa Sheriffs Office and the San Francisco Police Department, Hunter was a serious suspect in the Zodiac. According to retired Napa Sheriff’s Captain Ken Narlow, Hunter was one of the top 12 suspects in the case. There were hundreds of suspects, but law enforcement officials admit they did not have either the time or manpower to do thorough investigations of most of their suspects - including Hunter.<br><br>But other than the location of the house, is there any other evidence that would make Hunter one of law enforcement's top 12 suspects? Once the house, itself, became suspect, a search was made of Hunter's garbage - the search was not authorized or conducted by law enforcement officials. The garbage did yield the document which showed Hunter was in San Francisco the night of Stein's murder and it also provided numerous examples of handwriting. An analysis of the handwriting collected from Hunter's garbage and the handwriting contained in letters sent by the Zodiac showed a remarkable comparison. The same type of "t", “s”, "d", "r", "e", “a”, “o”, "u", “l” and "n" prevail in Hunter's handwriting as it does in the Zodiac letters (see page 14). The fact that the house was suspect and remarkably identical handwriting is found there, still is not sufficient evidence to say that Hunter is the Zodiac.<br><br>Edward R. Rosaia, who had tracked the Zodiac case for two decades, decided to test his theory about Hunter and went out to Washington and Maple and knocked on the door. He went up to the iron and glass gates and rang the bell. When the door opened, Rosaia said he felt a cold vibration come over him. The door was answered by a man with red hair and glasses who was wearing a bathrobe. "He looked just like the composite drawing of Zodiac," Rosaia said. A family member of Darlene Ferrin did not recognize Hunter's photograph as the man who followed her sister, but the family member did indicate she had seen Hunter before in association with her sister. Again, this is not sufficient evidence to say that Hunter is the Zodiac, only that he looks like him - or does he?<br><br>LINKAGE TO BATES<br><br>There is more. Rosaia noticed a vehicle parked in Hunter's garage. It was a 1968 Plymouth, license number VRP854. A vehicle trace showed that the vehicle belonged to Mike John and Kathryn Petlansky. Who was Petlansky and what does this have to do with the case? The Sentinel has obtained a copy of the Petlansky marriage certificate - Kathryn's maiden name was Hunter. In 1966 she lived in Riverside, one-and-one-half blocks away from Cheri Jo Bates. Kathryn has admitted that she and Bates were friends and that she was to accompany Bates to the library the night she was murdered on October 30, 1966. Kathryn and Bates both attended Riverside Junior College together. The day after Bates was murdered, Kathryn left school permanently. Bates' father indicated that his daughter had visited a friend the night she was murdered - a friend that "only lived one-and-one-half blocks away". Kathryn Hunter denies any knowledge of Robert E. Hunter, Jr. Kathryn's father and Hunter's family all originate from the Midwest. She could not explain why her car was in San Francisco in Hunter's garage - particularly since the vehicle belonged to her ex-¬husband. At the time of the Bates murder, Hunter was living in San Francisco. Records from the Registrar of Voters in San Francisco, however, show that Hunter was not going to be in San Francisco for the November 1966 elections - he requested an absentee ballot indicating he would be in Southern California. Bates was murdered on October 30, 1966. Again, this still may be a coincidence and does not prove Hunter to be either the Zodiac or the killer of Bates. One other coincident relative to the Bates murder is the message left on a desk at the college concerning the murder of Bates - it was signed with the initials "rh".<br><br>But more coincidences occur involving Hunter and other victims of the Zodiac. The death certificate of Hunter's father shows that he died on March 28, 1971, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The senior Hunter had been responsible for the cancer wing at the Santa Barbara Hospital. The Zodiac's 12th victim is believed to be Donna Lass, who not only lived in Riverside at the time of Bates' murder, but was also a nurse at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital before taking a position with Letterman General Hospital in the Presidio of San Francisco. According to Lass' roommate, Jo Anne, the police never asked her any questions about Lass or any relationships she had. She, Lass and two men from San Francisco, used to fly to Riverside frequently. Hunter is known to have visited his father at the Santa Barbara hospital frequently, but there is no evidence to link him directly with Lass - another coincidence? Lass disappeared in Lake Tahoe. A letter from the Zodiac indicated he had taken his 12th victim at Lake Tahoe. He left such messages as "peek through the pines", "pass Lake Tahoe areas", "Sierra Club" and "around in the snow". At the time of Stein's murder, Donna Lass lived only a few blocks away from the murder scene and from Washington and Maple.<br><br>Another minor coincidence is the fact that the Zodiac used verses from Mikado, a musical. Hunter's school year book shows that in 1940 he was in the cast of Mikado. A small coincidence at best.<br><br>There is more, however. Despite all these coincidences, there is no solid evidence that Hunter is the Zodiac, though he is one of the prime suspects. What about Hunter's properties - do they match up with other unsolved murders? In several murders - some related to the Zodiac, others uncertain, bodies were found near Hunter's property or property owned by the Academy of Sciences. This is particularly true in Napa and Sonoma counties, and in the Lake Tahoe area where Lass disappeared.<br><br>WHAT IS KNOWN<br><br>What is known about Hunter is the following:<br><br>• He is one of the prime suspects.<br><br>• He lived in the house that is possibly linked by Zodiac clues to the murder of Paul Stein.<br><br>• His handwriting bears a close resemblance to that of the Zodiac.<br><br>• He matches the description of the Zodiac.<br><br>• He was in San Francisco at the time of the Stein murder.<br><br>• He was near the vicinity in which Stein picked up his murderer and the destination given was that of his house.<br><br>• He had taken possession of the house prior to Stein's murder.<br><br>• A car in his garage can be linked to Riverside connection to Cheri Jo Bates.<br><br>• He was in Southern California at the time of the Bates murder.<br><br>• He is linked to the hospital that Donna Lass worked for in Santa Barbara.<br><br>• A member of Darlene Ferrin's family has identified his photograph as someone associated with Ferrin.<br><br>• He was associated with the Academy of Science which may have been pointed out in one of the Zodiac's clues.<br><br>• His name, as he uses it, has the 13 characters the Zodiac said are associated with his name.<br><br>• There are many property ties to Hunter in the vicinity of some of the murders.<br><br>• He has access to Egyptology, Greek and other symbols used by Zodiac. And had cryptography in the military..<br><br>• Several bodies of victims have been found near his properties or that of the Academy of Sciences.<br><br>Despite all these ties, there is nothing to prove that Hunter committed any of these murders - all this information would be considered circumstantial. One law enforcement official, however, has indicated they were not that much aware of some of the links in the case. Regardless of all this information, Robert E. Hunter, Jr., is not the man who committed these murders. But there is the highest probability that Hunter knows the murderer intimately - that someone he knows may have used his property before and/or after each crime. The murderer does have 13 letters in his name and does fit the description of the Zodiac - and may even have two identities.<br><br>Confused - so were the police?<br><br>(To be continued.)<br><br><br> <br> <p></p><i></i>
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Unsolved Murders of the Napa Valley - Zodiac - Part 5

Postby proldic » Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:24 pm

Key Selections:<br><br>"...the Presidio, which has so many connections to so many Zodiac and related crimes."<br><br>"Kaen was a man of no wealth and a petty criminal, at best. Yet, after the Bay Area Zodiac murders, he was able to get a key position inside the mob headquartered in Las Vegas." <br><br>"It is becoming more and more apparent that the Zodiac did not work totally alone - he may have killed people alone, but he may have had a reason for the killings and the support from other people. But what is the motive? Jealousy? Drugs? The Occult? The Zodiac killings were professional hits and for professional reasons."<br><br>"...it might mean that TEAM ZODIAC consists of not two, but at least three persons." <br><br>"There are those theorists - including members of Darlene's family – that think some of the murders may actually have been filmed." <br><br>"...the victims who were stabbed were murdered by a man wearing military shoes. According to police reports, the shoe was issued by the Navy, which could include the Marine Corps. The murderer had to have access to the military between 1966 and 1969. This could generally mean the stabber would have been in the military or recently released from the military. If he was an older man, in his mid-30s, he would have to be a career military person." <br><br><br>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<br><br><br>Napa Sentinel<br>August 12, 2005<br> <br>Who was the man with the red hair?<br>Unsolved Murders of the Napa Valley - <br>Eleven in a Series <br>(Part Five of the Zodiac)<br><br>by Harry V. Martin<br><br>He has red hair, wears glasses, was middle-aged and the side of his face is partially paralyzed - that is the description of the Zodiac. A man fitting that exact description was seen at the Washington and Maple streets house near where the cab driver was murdered. A man of that description was seen exiting Paul Stein's cab on the night of October 11, 1969. A man of that description has been identified by the family and friends -including a Vallejo Police Officer - as the man who Darlene Ferrin feared and who is alleged to have followed her on July 4, 1969 - the night she was murdered.<br>Is he the man identified in Zodiac code as KAEN? On Sunday, April 19, 1970 - between the dates that Kathleen Johns was kidnapped in Stanislaus County and Donna Lass disappeared in Lake Tahoe, the Zodiac sent a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle, and in it he made a cryptogram of his name - thirteen characters. Without much deciphering, the lettering was AEN K MYENAM - which was interpreted to possibly mean MY NAME KAEN.<br><br>There is another suspect in the case who uses many spellings of his name, Klein, Cain, Kain, and Kaen. This man has been in trouble with the law since 1946. Lawrence Kaen's photograph has been identified by Darlene Ferrin's family and a Vallejo Police Officer, as the man who followed Ferrin around, the man Ferrin was afraid of and the man Ferrin witnessed commit a murder. Kaen has red hair, wears glasses, has a slightly paralyzed face and therefore a partial smile. He fits the description of the man who followed Darlene the night she was murdered.<br><br>After Darlene's murder, Kaen traded his white vehicle in at a San Francisco auto dealer. Kaen, like Robert E. Hunter, cab driver Paul Stein, Darlene Ferrin and her husband, and Donna Lass all lived in San Francisco around the same time. According to Darlene's family, Stein and Darlene knew each other quite well. Lass, who lived in Southern California and moved to San Francisco, left the City at the same time Kaen did and they both went to work for the same Hotel-Casino - she disappeared shortly after that and a letter from the Zodiac indicated that she was his 12th victim.<br><br>Lass, while living near the Presidio, which has so many connections to so many Zodiac and related crimes, frequently flew to Riverside with two men, according to her roommate. It was in Riverside that Cheri Jo Bates was murdered - a murder claimed by the Zodiac many years later. The vehicle parked in Hunter's garage at Washington and Maple belonged to a couple that lived only one-and-one-half blocks away from Bates' home and it is known that Bates was close to the family. She was murdered on October 30, 1966. Cecilia Shepherd, who was murdered at Lake Berryessa, was also from Southern California and had close ties to Bates.<br><br>Kaen was a man of no wealth and a petty criminal, at best. Yet, after the Bay Area Zodiac murders, he was able to get a key position inside the mob headquartered in Las Vegas. In order to work directly with the head of the mob, one does not drop off a resume'. It takes connections to get inside the high echelons of the mob. A poor person like Kaen would need a reference, a sponsor, so to speak, to achieve such an exalted position. His boss was murdered after testifying to a Grand Jury and Kaen moved on to Lake Tahoe to again work with a powerful group - Donna Lass left at the same time and was employed under the same roof -the Sahara Tahoe on the South side of the Lake.<br><br>Eye witnesses report a man fitting Kaen and the Zodiac's description was inside the house at Washington and Maple - a house singled out by Zodiac clues. The final clue to focus on the house was the word "kiddie" in the Zodiac's letters. Right down the street from the house at Washington and Maple was the Kiddie School.<br><br>Kaen lived on Eddy Street at the Clark Hotel. This is the same address that Darlene Ferrin's family has related to her. Kaen lived there in 1966-1967, Darlene Ferrin lived in the vicinity in 1966-1967, Paul Stein lived there at the same time. They all knew each other. It was right after Stein's murder that Kaen left for Nevada. <br><br>The Vallejo Police Department found the information on Kaen to be very credible. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, South Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas and Riverside.<br><br>One key feature, not known in too many investigative circles, was that the man who harassed Darlene Ferrin and who she said she saw kill someone, is a man with a partial smile because his face was slightly distorted in a cement truck accident. Kaen has that same distorted face, as did the man seen at Hunter's house.<br><br>What we know of Kaen is:<br><br>• He lived in the same hotel as Darlene Ferrin and Paul Stein during 1966-67.<br><br>• He has been identified as the man Darlene Ferrin was afraid of, the man she said she saw kill someone.<br><br>• He and Donna Lass moved to South Lake Tahoe at the same time and worked in the same hotel. Both leaving right after the murder of Paul Stein, the cab driver, near Robert Hunter's house and not too far from Donna Lass' house.<br><br>• He is believed to be the man in Hunter's house at the time a car was parked in the garage. A car that belongs to people who knew Cheri Jo Bates.<br><br>• He matches the description of the Zodiac with red hair, glasses and middle age. He was born in 1924.<br><br>• He also lived in Riverside. Lass and two men flew to Riverside quite frequently. Hunter, Lass and Kaen all had that Southern California connection with some having ties to Bates.<br><br>• He was not a man of means nor of any influence, yet he was able to land a job with one of the biggest mob bosses in America.<br><br>• He traded in his car the day after Darlene Ferrin was murdered. The car matches the description of the car reported to have followed Darlene Ferrin the night she was murdered.<br><br>Kaen is definitely a suspect in some law enforcement notebooks. But how does he tie in to people like Hunter or to the victims?<br><br>It is possible that Darlene Ferrin, Cheri Jo Bates and Cecilia Shepherd all dated the Zodiac - a man that could not take rejection lightly. Darlene Ferrin is believed to have had a close relationship with Paul Stein, according to Ferrin's family. Ferrin was in a car with another man the night she was killed. Shepherd was at Lake Berryessa with another man, as well. The killer of Shepherd wrote the dates of the Jenson-Farraday murder, and the date of Darlene's murder on the side of Shepherd's car.<br><br>It is becoming more and more apparent that the Zodiac did not work totally alone - he may have killed people alone, but he may have had a reason for the killings and the support from other people. But what is the motive? Jealousy? Drugs? The Occult? The Zodiac killings were professional hits and for professional reasons.<br><br>The owner of an airplane Darlene Ferrin is pictured by, and the owner of the boat Darlene Ferrin was to be on July 4, 1969, could blow the case wide open.<br><br>ZODIAC: he visited his victims after they died<br><br>"All the circumstantial evidence fit perfectly," said San Francisco Police Officer Jim Deasy. He was referring to the case involving the occupant of the Washington and Maple street house. He stated, however, "It was so good, in fact, that we had to check it out. Unfortunately, we were able to eliminate the man completely based on his fingerprints."<br><br>In a confidential document entitled: Special Report - Zodiac Homicides, issued by the California Department of Justice and stamped "For Law Enforcement Use Only", Special Agent Mel Nicolai wrote, "Pending receipt of any additional evidence, handprinting is the most positive method of identification or elimination of suspects. " Nicolai's statement is made with full knowledge of finger prints left in the Yellow Cab of Paul Stine, slain near Washington and Maple streets in San Francisco on October 11, 1969. Zodiac wrote after the Stine slaying criticizing the police. He said he left no finger prints at any of the crime scenes. Handwriting, not fingerprints, is the key to the Zodiac, according to the Department of Justice who have the files on Zodiac.<br><br>The following evidence is to be found in each case, according to the law enforcement agencies in their respective murder jurisdictions:<br><br>CHERI JO BATES: October 30, 1966 - Stabbed to Death<br><br>The evidence consists of handprinting, latents (skin of killer), militarv heel prints, Timex wrist watch, typewritten confession letter.<br><br>BETTY LOU JENSEN & DAVID FARRADAY:<br><br>December 20, 1968 - Shot to Death<br><br>The evidence consists of .22 caliber semi-automatic J.C. Higgins Model 80 or High Standard Model 101, .22 caliber Super X copper coated long rifle ammunition, .22 caliber bullets and casting, handprinting.<br><br>DARLENE FERRIN: July 4, 1969 - Shot to Death<br><br>The evidence consists of 9mm casings and bullets, handprinted letters.<br><br>CECELIA SHEPHERD: September 27, 1969 - Stabbed to Death<br><br>The evidence consists of latents, handprinting, white plastic clothes line, hollow core, military shoeprints.<br><br>PAUL STINE: October 11, 1969 - Shot to Death<br><br>The evidence consists of two portions of the victim's shirt, handprinting, latents, 9mm bullet and casing, black leather men's gloves size 7. (Note: Ferrin and Stine were shot with the same caliber bullet.)<br><br>The victims were either stabbed or shot. But notice that the victims who were stabbed were murdered by a man wearing military shoes. According to police reports, the shoe was issued by the Navy, which could include the Marine Corps. The murderer had to have access to the military between 1966 and 1969. This could generally mean the stabber would have been in the military or recently released from the military. If he was an older man, in his mid-30s, he would have to be a career military person. A person who served in the military during World War Two or who was born in the 1920s like Robert E. Hunter or Lawrence Kaen, would not have military shoes by the late 1960s.<br><br>The victims that were stabbed were Cheri Jo Bates of Riverside and Cecilia Shepherd of Southern California. The two are reported to have been friends and possibly school mates in Southern California. Bates was born in 1948 and Shepherd was born in 1947. Kathryn Hunter was born in 1948 and attended the same college with Bates, and her husband, Michael John Petlansky - whose vehicle was found parked in Hunter's garage at Washington and Maple streets was born in 1946. All these people were the same age and were close friends. Darlene Ferrin was also born in 1947 and knew Shepherd. Bates and Kathryn Hunter were very close friends.<br><br>In fact, when Bryan Hartner and Cecilia Shepherd decided to go to Lake Berryessa for the day, she may have indicated that she knew of a private place to go to at the lake and would call a friend of Darlene Ferrin's who owned the land in the area. Was this Running Deer Ranch at Lake Berryessa? Is this how the killer knew where to find her?<br><br>There may be some very pertinent clues that are etched virtually in stone. Prior to Cecilia Shepherd's funeral, a male suspect fitting the Zodiac's description went to the Morrison Funeral Chapel in St. Helena and asked to see her body. The Napa Sheriff's Department had half a dozen officers at the funeral looking for anyone who fit the description of the Zodiac - but a description was not furnished until several weeks later after the murder of Paul Stine in San Francisco. The Zodiac may have signed the guest book, which is in the possession of Cecilia's parents. If he did sign the guest book his handwriting could be matched with the Zodiac's and his name checked. There is even a possibility that he would have left a fingerprint According to law enforcement officials they never checked the guest book. The killer of Darlene was also believed to have looked through the windows of her house after she was killed. All family photographs of Darlene and people she was associated with were stolen from her house some time ago, according to the family.<br><br>The military shoeprints from the Riverside murder and the Lake Berryessa murder would indicate a younger man was involved, but the Zodiac claimed the credit for the murders. Was he boasting of murders he did not commit? He had the exact dates of several murders written on the side of Cecilia's car. But the list on the side of the door had no blood in or around the car, which means it would have been written before the murders. But the murderer approached from a different direction than from where the car was.<br><br>This would lead to the conclusion that the Zodiac was aware of the murders, but not necessarily involved. If the murderer was a younger man, it might mean that TEAM ZODIAC consists of not two, but at least three persons. This could also explain why the Zodiac did not claim any connection between the Jensen-Farraday murders and that of Bates' murder until after the death of Ferrin - because one man did not do all the murders and the claims were consolidated to confuse the police.<br><br>There are those theorists - including members of Darlene's family – that think some of the murders may actually have been filmed. Two key suspects in the Zodiac case were photographers. Darlene's family believes that at least two films showing Darlene are actually on sale from a San Francisco photographer -but having not seen any film clips, they cannot be certain. One photographer in San Francisco is familiar to the family and he admits knowing them - but no one knows the relationship.<br><br>Various clues and evidence on the Zodiac exists in many different files. Some of the reasons why the Zodiac case has been so hard to crack are multiple:<br><br>• Links between the victims were not examined..<br><br>• The relationship between some property where bodies were found and the murders has never been explored.<br><br>• Reading the clues incorrectly has led to wild goose chases, such as the threat to attack a school bus when it may have been a clue to the Zodiac's location.<br><br>• There was not sufficient manpower to investigate all potential suspects.<br><br>• Law enforcement, private investigators and reporters refused to share vital pieces of information with each other.<br><br>• Each law enforcement agencies had their own theories and did cursory investigations of subjects outside their jurisdiction.<br><br>The Sentinel has commenced to network with the various sources, each with their own story, each with bits and pieces. It is through this cooperative effort that a composite picture is emerging. Next we will paint a picture of TEAM ZODIAC, who they are, where they came from, and why they killed.<br><br>(To be continued.)<br><br><br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://napasentinel.com/ArticleTemplate.php?id=213&pid=1">napasentinel.com/ArticleT...=213&pid=1</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Unsolved Murders of the Napa Valley - Zodiac - Part 5

Postby FourthBase » Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:33 pm

Does anyone have a link to the really long and disturbing article that expands on Maury Terry's theory and links almost all of the serial killers from California to cult networks? <p></p><i></i>
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Unsolved Murders of the Napa Valley - Part 6

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by Harry V. Martin Aug 19, '05<br>Napa Valley Sentinel<br><br><br>Key selections from the article:<br><br>" Contents of letters tend to indicate the suspect may possess knowledge of the following:<br><br>1. Cryptography<br><br>2. Meteorology<br><br>3. Explosive devices<br><br>4. Charts and terminology used in conjunction with the compass.<br><br>5. Latent print identification. (Wiped down cab and claimed he used clear plastic cement on fingers.)<br><br>6. Typewriter identification. (Mailed fourth or fifth carbon copy of confession letter in Riverside.)...<br><br>11. He may be a cultist..."<br><br><br>"...Zodiac was not a single person.<br> The Zodiacs have tremendous influence and access to law enforcement files.<br> The victims all knew the Zodiacs and had incriminating evidence on them.<br> The Zodiacs are believed all to be alive today and live in San Francisco or in the west.<br> The Zodiacs killed a lot of other people, some to distract law enforcement officials away from their original purpose of murder..."<br><br>"...But Team Zodiac killed for more than one reason. The first reason was to silence people around them that knew too much. Another aspect was to mislead law enforcement officials into believing a mad killer was on the loose. The final reason was pleasure, once the main task had been taken care of and in some cases rejection..."<br><br>"...In Sonoma County the Sheriff believes that all the murders relate to a Satanic cult, which other agencies pooh pooh..."<br> <br>"...Many investigators attempt to link the Zodiac killings with the Process - an international Satanic organization. One investigator is linking the Process, Zodiac and Charles Manson into one plot. The closest thing that we can come to such a theory is that the Team Zodiac have direct links with organized crime. The national and international Satanic groups are an element of organized crime, dealing with drugs, prostitution, murder and pornography..."<br><br>"...The Sonoma County killers all took place in 1972 and 1973 - two years after Zodiac went silent. Generally, we would dismiss these murders, but for an eerie connection which we will reveal..."<br><br>"Three of the victims were found...adjacent to property owned by the California Academy of Sciences. One body was found...adjacent to (another) property owned by the California Academy of Sciences. But there is more, much more. Though the killings do not follow the regular pattern used by Team Zodiac, the warning note of Zodiac is that they would die in different ways. The Sonoma County Sheriffs Office be¬lieves these murders to be tied to Satanism - we don't. We will identify the ownership of other property near where the bodies were found..." <br><br><br>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<br><br><br><br>August 19, 2005<br>UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE NAPA VALLEY<br>Sixth in a Series on the Zodiac<br>by Harry V. Martin<br>Napa Valley Sentinel<br><br>Confusion - that's the key word in the Zodiac case. The case takes many twists and turns, some surprising, some shocking. But the reason why the Zodiac case is so confusing is that it does not involve one man nor one reason. Evidence in one case sometimes contradicts evidence in another case. Ages, heights, weight all seem different. This, coupled with petty jealousy and hidden secrets in different law enforcement agencies and news reporting institutions, has compounded several simple cases into one conglomerate of distorted facts.<br>The state Department of Justice attempting to solidify and codify the various facts in the case has come up with a composite...:<br><br>• All homicides have been committed on weekends.<br><br>• All letters from the Zodiac have been mailed from Northern California and postmarked San Francisco -with the exception of one that was mailed in Pleasanton to the Los Angeles Times in which he admits committing the Riverside murder.<br><br>• All letters are handprinted, with stamps on sideways or inverted.<br><br>• Suspect misspells simple words apparently on purpose.<br><br>• Contents of letters tend to indicate the suspect may possess knowledge of the following:<br><br>1. Cryptography<br><br>2. Meteorology<br><br>3. Explosive devices<br><br>4. Charts and terminology used in conjunction with the compass.<br><br>5. Latent print identification. (Wiped down cab and claimed he used clear plastic cement on fingers.)<br><br>6. Typewriter identification. (Mailed fourth or fifth carbon copy of confession letter in Riverside.)<br><br>7. Light opera. (One letter contained excerpts from the Mikado.)<br><br>8. He likes publicity.<br><br>9. Enjoys ridiculing police.<br><br>10. He's egotistic.<br><br>11. He may be a cultist.<br><br>• Suspect may possess the following:<br><br>1. Two 9mm semi-automatic pistols of different manufacture.<br><br>2. .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol.<br><br>3. .9mm Winchester Western ammunition.<br><br>4. .22 caliber Super X copper coated long rifle ammunition.<br><br>5. .45 caliber blue steel semi-automatic.<br><br>6. Portion of cab driver's shirt - white with black stripe.<br><br>7. Paul Stine's wallet and taxi keys.<br><br>8. Black hood with white circle and cross.<br><br>9. Clip-on sunglasses.<br><br>10. Windbreaker - ~ blue or black<br><br>11. Pleated baggy slacks - dark in color<br><br>12. Large knife having blade approximately 12-inches in length, 1 inch in width, wooden handle with two brass rivets and 1-inch wide adhesive tape around handle. May be encased in wooden sheath.<br><br>13. White plastic clothes line - hollow cord.<br><br>14. Portable Royal typewriter - Elite type - Canterbury shaded.<br><br>15. Black Wing Walker Boots 10-1/2 R<br><br>16. Handle type flashlight.<br><br>17. Small knife with blade 3-1/2 inches in length, 1 inch width. May have broken tip.<br><br>18. Felt pens.<br><br>19. Complete newspaper and magazine article accounts of Zodiac homicides.<br><br>The state Department of Justice bullet also indicates that the Bureau of Investigation maintains a file of all suspects that "have been eliminated as a result of handprinting comparisons". The state has indicated that the handprinting is the only solid clue they have. Yet, when the San Francisco Police Department indicated it checked out Robert E. Hunter, they indicated he was eliminated - not because of handprinting, but because of fingerprints. <br><br>When a police officer from another agency checked the San Francisco files, they did not even have a file on Hunter - Napa County does have a file on him. <br><br>A retired Vallejo Police officer, who has worked on the Zodiac case since July 4, 1969, told the Sentinel that police agencies - especially in San Francisco - did not handle background investigations of Zodiac suspects with much zeal or thoroughness. He, like retired Sheriff's Captain Ken Narlow, stated that when one police jurisdiction suspected a man in another police jurisdiction, the request for investigation was handled by the prevailing jurisdiction with little effort. Thus, when the San Francisco Police Department was requested to check out Lawrence Kane or Robert E. Hunter, they did not do a thorough job or one with much enthusiasm.<br><br>In the case of the San Francisco Police Department, its chief Zodiac investigator was fired for writing his own Zodiac letters to the news media. The letters were written by the police officer in order to promote himself. That only compounded the case and may have even compromised it.<br><br>In the Vallejo slaying of Darlene Ferrin on July 4, 1969, it was learned that the first police officer to find her had been dating her - she was a married woman. He was later removed from the force and was under investigation for Ferrin's murder. Another police officer involved in the case was also dating her and he was later sent to prison for having sex with a minor and domestic violence. A third, who resembles the features of the Zodiac, with red hair and glasses, was even more intimately involved with Ferrin. He too, was removed from the force. The first officer on the scene has stated publicly that Ferrin was dead. However, two officers who examined her at the scene not only found her alive, they felt she was going to live. The officer, who claimed she was dead, was the only person in the back of the ambulance enroute to the hospital with her. She was pronounced DOA at the hospital.<br><br>In Sonoma County, the Sheriff believes that all the murders relate to a Satanic cult, which other agencies pooh pooh. In Riverside County, the authorities don't believe the Zodiac is even involved. The Vallejo Police Department is clinging to Arthur Leigh Allen as their suspect, the Solano County Sheriff's Department is clinging to a man called Grant. With the retirement of all the first investigators in the case, the Zodiac file has been placed on the back burner by a second generation of law enforcement officials.<br><br>All law enforcement officials agree they have never basically checked out the relationship of the victims to each other, and only a cursory review has been done on the theory of more than one man. Thousands of suspects’ names have been placed into police files. That is why there has been a lot of confusion about the Zodiac. In one instance, a coded letter from Zodiac was never decoded or made public. No law enforcement official even realized that in one Zodiac's letter he was trying to provide information on his location, by the Kiddie School. Instead, the police interpreted it as meaning the Zodiac was going to attack a school bus.<br><br>The Sentinel has been able to link most of the victims together, and is about to present the entire TEAM ZODIAC, plus a list of murders that have direct connection to one or more members of TEAM ZODIAC. It will also be shown that some murders directly claimed by the Zodiac are not, and that the Zodiac killer is probably not the letter writer - that has been done by someone else.<br><br>The Zodiac killings will be shown to be generally drug related and within the peripheral of organized crime. it will be shown that the Zodiac killings were purposeful, but not always sanctioned by organized crime, and in most cases were to eliminate people who knew too much. It will also show some police involvement in a few cases, but not all. It is also clear that at least two different people did the killings, but a third person may have done some murders more for personal reasons.<br><br>The house at Washington and Maple, the flights to Riverside, the connection of Donna Lass with two of the TEAM ZODIAC and her Riverside connections, the relationship of Darlene Ferrin with almost everyone involved - including the police, and the breaking of the Zodiac code will all be carefully detailed in the next few installments.<br><br>These facts are clear:<br><br>• Zodiac was not a single person.<br><br>• The Zodiacs were not satanic killers.<br><br>• The Zodiacs did not commit all the murders alluded to in the Zodiac letters.<br><br>• The Zodiac lived in San Francisco at the time of most of the murders and has ties to organized crime.<br><br>• The Zodiacs have tremendous influence and access to law enforcement files.<br><br>• Some of the Zodiacs lived in Southern California once at the same time.<br><br>• The victims all knew the Zodiacs and had incriminating evidence on them.<br><br>• Various clues in the Zodiac letters have been misinterpreted and they specifically state the location of property, name and even birth date.<br><br>• The Zodiacs are believed all to be alive today and live in San Francisco or in the west.<br><br>• The Zodiacs killed a lot of other people, some to distract law enforcement officials away from their original purpose of murder.<br><br>• A few Zodiac murders and attacks have continued up until the mid- 198Os in California.<br><br>• The Zodiacs are reading this series.<br><br>• Three victims have survived Zodiac attacks, and at least two of them are able to identify him.<br><br>Each of these points will be carefully explained as the series continues - but we're almost there.<br><br>Before we zero in on Team Zodiac, the list of their victims, and the motive for their murder spree, we must first examine a few more murders - not necessarily claimed by the Zodiac, but perhaps very pertinent to the case. These murders have a curious connection with the suspected members of Team Zodiac.<br><br>In 1970, the Zodiac wrote a letter stating he would no longer inform anyone of his new victims. This either meant that Team Zodiac had completed its pre-planned murders and would no longer create public attention, or that other murders would take place. Over four dozen murders have been investigated as potential Zodiac killings. But law enforcement officials say they can only attribute seven direct murders to the Zodiac. We disagree with the seven murders that law enforcement list. The listing of the victims was predicated on Zodiac notes claiming responsibility - but the Zodiac letters were not always truthful, they were written to deceive.<br><br>The only two guaranteed Zodiac murders were that of Darlene Ferrin on July 4, 1969 and Paul Stine on October 11, 1969. If Donna Lass was murdered - and it is believed she was - that would have been a third murder that could be linked to this crime.<br><br>The murders of Cheri Jo Bates on October 30, 1966 and Cecilia Shepherd on September 27, 1969 can also be directly related. The Sheriffs Department in Riverside County does not accept the concept that Cheri Jo Bates was a victim of the Zodiac. We believe the murders are connected.<br><br>The murders of Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday on Lake Herman Road have only been linked to the Zodiac because he provided full details of the murder site. According to a retired Vallejo Police Officer who investigated the case, the Zodiac letter did not contain any information about those murders that could not have been readily learned. The murders of Jensen and Faraday have no relationship to the Zodiac - and in fact, if the case was studied close enough, it would be learned that a least one Vallejo police officer was directly involved.<br><br>Zodiac claimed after the Paul Stine murder that Stine was his seventh victim. But even with Jensen and Faraday, that only makes six murders. Without them, there are only four murders. A young couple was killed in Santa Barbara before the murder of Bates - a murder that the killer of Bates alluded to in a letter which stated she was not the first victim, nor the last. The Santa Barbara murder was not witnessed by Darlene Ferrin, who would have been only 16 or 17 years old at the time of those murders. Yet, Darlene witnessed the murder of a man. The murder is believed to be the man who killed her. That would account for seven.<br><br>All these murders happened on weekends, which ties in with the travel and schedule of some of the suspects in the case.<br><br>But Team Zodiac killed for more than one reason. The first reason was to silence people around them that knew too much. Another aspect was to mislead law enforcement officials into believing a mad killer was on the loose. The final reason was pleasure, once the main task had been taken care of and in some cases rejection.<br><br>There was a series of murders in San Francisco and in Sonoma County that might have a direct bearing on the Zodiac case - mainly because the victims or their bodies show a proximity to property and or relationships with the Team Zodiac. The murders in Sonoma County are attributed to a Satanic concept. Many investigators attempt to link the Zodiac killings with the Process - an international Satanic organization. One investigator is linking the Process, Zodiac and Charles Manson into one plot. The closest thing that we can come to such a theory is that the Team Zodiac have direct links with organized crime. The national and international Satanic groups are an element of organized crime, dealing with drugs, prostitution, murder and pornography.<br><br>We will focus on the murders in San Francisco and Sonoma County. But first, Sonoma County. The Sonoma County killers all took place in 1972 and 1973 - two years after Zodiac went silent. Generally, we would dismiss these murders, but for an eerie connection which we will reveal.<br><br>Maureen Sterling was 12 years old and Yvonne Weber was 13. They were classmates at a Santa Rosa junior high school. They vanished on a Friday night - weekends were when all the Zodiac murders occurred<br><br>- February 4, 1972. The girls hitchhiked from the Redwood Empire Ice Arena. They met their boyfriends and then hitchhiked back to the Ice Arena. But they never came back. They got into a car on Guernville Road.<br><br>A month later, on March 4, 1972, Kim Wendy Allen, a 19-year-old Santa Rosa Junior College student was hitchhiking from San Rafael to Santa Rosa. She was found the next day dead, lying on an embankment 20 feet off Enterprise Road, a rural road east of Santa Rosa. She had died a horrible death, slowly being strangled for 30 minutes. She had been bound at the wrist and ankles. She was nude and had been raped.<br><br>About 51 days later, Jeannette Kamahele disappeared. She was a 20-year-old Santa Rosa College student last seen April 25, 1972, hitchhiking. She was seen climbing into a Chevrolet pickup with a wooden, homemade camper in back. The driver of the vehicle was described as white, 20-30 years old, with light brown hair in an Afro style.<br><br>Len Lee Kursa, 13, was the next to disappear. She was a runaway and a frequent hitchhiker. Her nude body was found on December 14, 1972, 50 feet down an embankment off Calistoga Road in Rincon Valley east of Santa Rosa Her neck was broken. Two weeks after finding Kursa, the bodies of Maureen Sterling and Yvonne Weber, were found off Franz Valley Road.<br><br>Seven months later, a motorcyclist traveling down Franz Valley Road found the body of 14-year-old Carolyn Davis of Anderson. She had been missing for 16 days. She also was hitchhiking down Highway 101. She was found within four feet of where Sterling and Weber were found. Theresa Walsh disappeared on December 22, 1973. She left Malibu and was heading home for the holidays. She was found on December 28 in Mark West Creek, east of Santa Rosa. Carolyn Davis was found on July 16, 1973.<br><br>The Sheriffs Department feels that one person is responsible for the killings. Three of the victims were found on Franz Valley Road, adjacent to property owned by the California Academy of Sciences. One body was found on Mark West Road adjacent to property owned by the California Academy of Sciences. But there is more, much more. Though the killings do not follow the regular pattern used by Team Zodiac, the warning note of Zodiac is that they would die in different ways. The Sonoma County Sheriffs Office be¬lieves these murders to be tied to Satanism - we don't. We will identify the ownership of other property near where the bodies were found. But before that, it is important to explore links in the San Francisco slayings.<br><br>It is the links in the case more than the type of killings that begin to weave a comprehensive pattern.<br><br><br> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://napasentinel.com/ArticleTemplate.php?id=218&pid=1">napasentinel.com/ArticleT...=218&pid=1</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br> <p></p><i></i>
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