Pursuant to a routine discussion I have had with my legal and copyright counsel, I am posting a scan of one of my Zodiac 340 cipher solution pages to ZodiacKillerTRUTH and to this site alone.
The subject page (the original of which I retain) of the low-res cipher was the only one I used with pencil & eraser to solve the 340. A copy of it was transferred, in-person, to Pittsburgh FBI officials as part of my hand-printed, ten-page (some double-sided) solution packet on Monday, May 5, 2008.
I have red bullet-numbered select areas for reference, if necessary, for future exhibits (e.g., defamation litigation).
[Note: The only minor clarification I need to make is that I should not have included quotes around the annotated word "LAUGHTER" in the lower-left margin, red bullet #8, rather, I was indicating here that the Zodiac could possibly be interjecting a written exclamatory sound of sneering laughter; see below.]
As one can clearly observe, I used no color-coding or diagramming to arrive at my solution. This was strictly a methodical, HUMAN brute-force linguistic decipherment; and as already stated for the record:
"I did not go looking for this or any other name in the 340 cipher. While disparate parts of the 20 lines broke at varying times over a three-week period, this last line of ciphertext was also one of the last lines to surface in plaintext. But it did so only according to the parameters of Zodiac's evolving solution key." <http://zodiackillertruth.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1273623356&postcount=2#>
What follows is a relevant excerpt from my extensive personal notes prepared in the subsequent months and years on the topic of my discovery process:
"In real time, as I scrutinized this last line, I wondered why two L’s and multiple E’s were surfacing. Of course, I pondered whether like the 408 cipher, Zodiac was once again devising a final row of nonsense keys. I considered that perhaps it was written laughter: “HILEEEELEI!” or potentially a female victim's or target’s name—Aleah? Leah? Lee Anne?" [ZODIAC CIPHER 340 – Forensic Questions and Worksheet]
Below is another scan, "Point 6" from my work notes, pertaining to the above paragraph, and included with my original packet placed in possession of the FBI:
Point 6: "LAST LINE: Is Zodiac calling out a specific victim's (first) name?"
I was decidedly confident in my linguistic cracking of the cipher well before any hint of a name—be it potential victim's or suspect's—began emerging from the last line. I would turn my same results in to the FBI, to this day, with equal alacrity and assurance were there no suspect names associated with the Zodiac case.
Getting back to my recent exchange with, and advice from, counsel: I suggest that participants in the online/offline research community exercise the highest caution when proceeding (anonymously, they wrongly assume) to generalize from ignorance about others' work, only to bandy about baseless and libelous charges of "intellectual dishonesty." If necessary, I will be most satisfied to have lawyers and court judges make that determination.
— Robert Peter Ackerman