Darlene Ferrin & Mike Mageau
Michael Renault Mageau, 19, and Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, 22: Shot on July 4, 1969, at the Blue Rock Springs Golf Course parking lot on the outskirts of Vallejo; Ferrin was DOA at Kaiser Foundation Hospital, while Mageau survived.
Bryan Hartnell & Cecelia Shepard
Bryan Calvin Hartnell, 20, and Cecelia Ann Shepard, 22: Stabbed on September 27, 1969 at Lake Berryessa in Napa County. Hartnell survived six stab wounds to the back, but Shepard died of her injuries two days later.
Cheri Jo Bates
Cheri Jo Bates, 18: Stabbed to death and nearly decapitated on October 30, 1966, at Riverside Community College in Riverside. Bates' possible connection to the Zodiac only came to light four years after her murder when San Francisco Chronicle reporter Paul Avery received a tip regarding similarities between the Zodiac killings and the circumstances surrounding Bates' death.
Robert Domingos & Linda Edwards
Robert Domingos, 18, and Linda Edwards, 17: Shot and killed on June 4, 1963, at a beach near Lompoc. Edwards and Domingos were named as possible Zodiac victims because of specific similarities between their attack and the Zodiac's attack at Lake Berryessa six years later
Kathleen Johns, 22: Abducted on March 22, 1970, on Highway 132 by I-580, west of Modesto. Johns escaped from the car of a man who drove her and her infant daughter around on the back roads between Stockton and Patterson for some three hours. After escaping to the police station in Patterson, she saw the Zodiac's wanted poster and identified him as her kidnapper. The car she was picked up in, a white Chevy Impala, was also reported by surviving victims as being nearby at other Zodiac attack sites.
Donna Lass, 25: Last seen September 6, 1970, in South Lake Tahoe. A postcard with an ad from Forest Pines condominiums (near Incline Village at Lake Tahoe) pasted on the back was received at the Chronicle on March 22, 1971, and has been interpreted by some as the Zodiac claiming Lass' disappearance as a victim. However, no evidence has ever been uncovered to connect Donna Lass' disappearance with the Zodiac Killer.
The handwriting analysis of the letters and other documents and writings in the Zodiac case. Examiners include Sherwood Morrill, Terrence Pascoe, Robert Prouty, John Shimoda, Keith Woodward, etc.
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Unidentified San Mateo Man
An unidentified San Mateo man called a telephone operator and said that he was the Zodiac killer. The caller's words were: "I'm the Zodiac. You're next on my list, Operator. The operator kept the line open and the call was traced. A police officer was dispatched to the caller's home and was met at the door by a man wielding a .22 caliber rifle. The man invited the officer inside and hung the gun on a rack. The man explained that he had been asleep. After being questioned, the man admitted making the call, but said he had "only been joking." The investigating officer said he would refer the police report to the district attorney to determine if charges were to be filed.
According to the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, a man claiming to be the "Zodiac" slayer who has bragged of seven murders was shot to death by a policeman November 21, 1969. He had threatened to cut his own daughter's throat. At the time, authorities said that they doubted 32 year-old David O. Martin was the man responsible for a series of fatal shootings and knife attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area during the past 11 months. Police said he did not resemble the Zodiac composite. "We can't discount it at this time," a police spokesman said. "We'll launch a thorough investigation.
Confession Letter November 29, 1966
An unsigned confession to the Cheri Jo Bates murder. Not a definite Zodiac letter, although Zodiac claimed responsibility for Cheri Jo Bates murder. Sent to the Riverside Police Department.
This is the murderer - July 31, 1969
Sent to San Francisco Chronicle. Other handwritten copies were sent to the Vallejo Times Record and San Francisco Examiner. Sent with a copy of the 408 cipher. (See next forum topic)
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