Zodiac on KPIX and KTVU News 10-14-02

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By Ed N. (Ed_N) (acc0ad29.ipt.aol.com - on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 01:44 am:

Tom was interviewed today via satellite for KPIX's Channel 5 Eyewitness News at 5PM about the sniper's so-called similarity to Z. I assume they only showed about 1% of the actual interview; Tom suggested the sniper may have followed the Z case, and was asked by Barbara Rodgers if the the tarot card was similar to Z. Tom mentioned it was similar Z tagging Hartnell's car, which is about as close as they get. Even though they spelled his name incorrectly, they at least showed what appeared to be some of the original Z letters.

On KTVU's Ten O'Clock News, they had a segment by Rita Williams about Z's DNA, where she dragged out bits of her 1991 interview with Allen, along with old clips of George Bawart and Graysmith accusing Allen of being Z; she mentioned that "Robert Graysmith's written two bestsellers about the case," but I guess she hasn't been checking on amazon.com for ZU's sales rank. Apparently, SFPD has generated a partial DNA profile of Z from cells obtained from a stamp from one of his letters, compared it to Allen's DNA, and Kelly Carroll proclaimed there was no match. He was positive that the DNA was from a male, and Mike Maloney compared Z to Jack the Ripper. Carroll finally said, "I think that it casts serious doubt on whether or not Arthur Leigh Allen was the Zodiac." Maloney followed that up with, "But we're looking very carefully at the possibility that there was more than one person in this case. It's a possibility." Graymsith thought that "Any clue, any piece that adds to the solution is fabulous, great." They have almost half of Z's letters left to analyze, to build a more complete DNA profile of Z.

By Metalex (Metalex) ( on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 08:15 am:

For those interested.This morning they ran the story again on cnannel 2 in SF(KTVU)but this time it was added that the DNA and prints found did not match Allens. They said a palm print from the cab, the thumb print from a letter an also a DNA sample didn't match Allen. Graysmith said that Allen seemed to be too involved for him not to have any association with the case. metalex

By Kevin (Kevinrm) (ip68-98-108-6.ph.ph.cox.net - on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 09:32 am:

Or, to word it differently, Graysmith is too involved (with his book) for Allen to not have any association with the case...

By Howard Davis (Howard) (dsl-pb-4550.linkline.com - on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 11:31 am:

Any criminal enterprise after the last Zodiac letter(whether in '74 or '78)and subsequent stories,is suspect, because the perp could have gleaned information from the Zodiac case and been inspired to copy certain elements.
The Tarot card that was found does not really indicate true 'death' in Tarot teachings.This could indicate someone who dabbles in such matters.It may rule out an Eastern type terrorist or a Muslim as they don't follow the Tarot or occult teachings.Or it is a ruse to throw off the police and/or to get sensational publicity,etc.
Unlike Zodiac, the other side of the card supposedly said(at least reports I have read) that the card and its contents should 'not be shown to the media.'
The reference to "God" may have been a reference to an officials comment the day before when he said that this 'guy or sniper thinks he's god.'

By Metalex (Metalex) ( on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 03:50 pm:

Does anyone have any info on the so called "missing letters" that channel 2 referred to this morning? They said they have been missing due to inconsistencies between police depts. metalex

By Peter H (Peter_H) (dialup- - on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 09:30 pm:

Howard wrote:

"the perp could have gleaned information from the Zodiac case and been inspired to copy certain elements."

Wish I'd thought of that.

By Sandy (Sandy) (ppp-67-116-224-138.dialup.pltn13.pacbell.net - on Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 09:42 am:

Thanks Howard I think you are right about why this guy said he is God.If he did get it from the book Red Dragon ,the movie came out two days after his first shooting.Then he waited two more days before his next, then again two more.As far as the Card I have a deck called the Rider Tarot Deck. Discription: The mysterious horseman,Death,rides a well-bridled horse,and moves slowly across a field. He bears a black banner emblazoned with the mystic rose,which signifies life.On the edge of the horizon,the sun shines between two towers.All are powerless before the rider_King,child,girl,fall prostrate before him,while a priest awaits his coming with clasped hands. Death must be conquered by the "regeneration" of the sole is on the way to attaining eternal life.Boy oh boy if this is not the same mind set as the Zodiac you can rename me Peter!(Head) No offense to you PETER!LOL