Cindy Lee Mellin Message Board: Other Possible Zodiac Victims: Cindy Lee Mellin

By Mike_D (Mike_D) ( - on Monday, December 01, 2003 - 08:50 pm:

If you go to this link:
You will see details of a girl who vanished
in january 1970 in Ventura California.
She was last seeen w/a young white man who appeared to be changing a flat tire on her car!(Shades of Kathleen Johns!)
If you ask me her facial features are similar to C.Bates and C.Shepard,but maybe I'm reading more into them.If you go to DOE Network homepage and click on their Chronological site you can read about other possibly z-related cases like Donna Lass and Robin Graham...

By Eduard (Eduard) ( - on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 - 01:04 pm:

Didn't Zodiac once wrote in one of his letters that his crimes would now appear as being accidents?

Go to this link:

I found out about this one years ago...

By Mike_D (Mike_D) ( on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 - 05:16 pm:

maybe so Eduard.I wonder if the line about a "suicide plunging into a watery grave"could refer to somebody he forced to a murder he made look like a suicide.Food for thought!

By Wendi (Wendi) ( - on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 - 10:15 pm:

I'm a volunteer investigator at the doe network...and the case evidence I have doesn't support Z. But I'm keeping my eyes open for any that do.

By Mike_D (Mike_D) ( on Thursday, December 04, 2003 - 05:11 pm:

Is there a suspect in the Mellin case Wendi?It would be interesting to know.Still where Zodiac is concerned I've learned never to rule anything out...or in!Thanks

By Howard Davis (Howard) ( - on Thursday, December 04, 2003 - 06:12 pm:

Mike D,
Good find.This is similar to Rose Tashman who had a flat on the Hollywood Freeway late at night May 1969.The police found flares "neatly" placed around her Mustang,but she had vanished.
They found her murdered a few days later.I posted her autopsy report on my site.
Someone had stolen her trunk key, so she could not get to her spare tire even if she wanted to.I have posted on Tashman,including Robin Graham(I am in contact with her parents and have met with them-the local news ran a story about both women with the families present-there is DNA from the RT case)who was seen with a man trying to 'assist' her with her car on the same freeway Nov.'70 around 2:00 AM.She has never been found.
"There are a hell of a lot more down[Southern CA there."
Wendi:Can you kindly give us a description of the man seen 'helping' the Ventura female in 1970?