Hi, and thanks for viewing this thread, I will start off by telling everyone that I am not a investigator, news reporter, sleuth etc.. When all this started for me I was the sales manager of a boat dealership. I am going to give a summary of how this all started, why I am here, and then, as people have questions, I can get into details. I will refer to Barry Wysling as BW from here on. Also you might get lost at some point unless you have viewed my youtube video "Zodiac Killer interviewed by reporter hidden from public". Also if you have already seen this video, let me point out the following; I am the person asking BW the questions, a channel 10 news reporter was filming. This was the third time in two years I had been to talk to BW at his home, and the second time I had talked with him was when I brought up the ZK. The first time I talked to BW was about two weeks after I found the weapon in the wall, the knives in the video were not found in the wall of my home, BW gave those to a friend of mine and I will get into that later, but, when you watch the video in the beginning when I say its about the Zodiac, BW says "the Zodiac, I don''t own a Zodiac, a boat, that is" he said that only to be a smartass referring to a Zodiac inflatable boat. And at this point he was not all doped up, remember this is the 3rd time I am at his house and I have channel 10 with me! Next, he denies ever seeing the knives, for what reason? Then when I open my folder his neck stretches out like a giraffe to look at what I have. Then he starts acting cocky when I showed him the picture of the machete and said Mare Island shipyard, when in fact his father made it at the Alameda shipyard where his father was a metal-smith. As I start turning pages under his breath barely audible when shown the sketch of ZK he says OH GOD, pause NOT ME, I had not said a word, also when I bring up the Mikado, he ponders and repeats "the Mikado, ahh I am familiar with the operetta" then starts to get agitated Then when I said lets iron this out, BW says "Thats been ironed out by experts". Those are just some points to pay attention to.
The Summary, In 2005 we purchased a waterfront home in Bethel Island a few blocks from our home, the hope was to make some quick cash with the fast climbing real estate prices. We imed. painted the inside of the home and replaced the carpet due to the fact that the entire inside of the home was blue, walls, ceilings, carpet, switch plate covers, mini blinds, all blue. The only other things I found to be odd was the house had been added on to, and the master bedroom was the only bedroom and it was a island inside the house, meaning it was buffered from all exterior walls for no apparent reason, and there were no windows on the street side or driveway side of house, their were two windows on the east side of house near the front in the living/dinning area that faced the yard of BW's wife's property (she, Marguritte was not allowed to live in same house as BW) so she owned the house next door. And in the back of the house their was a sliding glass door, when you entered it from back yard you came into a wet bar room with a sink and cabinets that was the full width of the house, facing you about 10' in a secondary sliding glass door that went into the master bedroom, at some point I will post a drawing of the home if anyone is interested. The yard and dock were meticulously cared for there was a hot tub and gazebo in backyard, east side of yard had a large detached garage, and over the levy was a covered 40' X 50' boat shed with two slips for boats up to 40', it to was painted two tone blue.
After replacing carpet and painting we put the house on the market, and that was right at the time the market started to fall, after a year and a half of 3k. a month payments on a empty house we decided to rent out our home and do a complete remodel on the home we got from BW, this was a complete remodel, incl a addition in which we moved a wall that ran the full length of the house so we could enlarge the kitchen and bathroom and attach the house to the garage to give us a second bedroom for our daughter, part of the "discrete" remodel involved putting 2 large windows on the north/street side of house, upon removing the sheet rock I found two windows that had been covered over from both the inside and outside, why? Then where there was a over sized pantry while removing the sheet rock we found a area boxed in by 2x4's what I called a shrine, what it was, was just a place someone framed, it was void of insulation, and with in it set at an angle opposing each other was one of those miniature garden shovels (everyone has one) and a machete looking weapon, I use the word weapon because myself and anyone who I showed it to said that's what it was. I was a little taken back by the whole thing, so I wrapped the weapon in a towel and placed it in my truck and continued working.
About a week later a customer came into my work and filled out a credit app to buy a boat, I noticed the woman was the owner of a company named Crime Scene Clean Up? I asked her what she did, she said their job was like the show CSI, however TV made it out to be a great thing, she said most of the work was cleaning up suicide scenes, many of which would be days old, but, they did do crime scenes, evidence gathering etc.. I told her what I found in my wall, she asked if I had it with me, I said yes, so we went out to her big white van, she set the weapon on the ground and touched the handle end of the blade with a Q-Tip dipped in some solution, and she said "You need to contact the Sheriff's office, this tests positive for human blood, and is probably a murder weapon".
I phoned the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office, they told me they would send someone by to pick it up and no one did, I was at a boat show the next week and CCCSO had a booth there and I told them what had happened and they said they would come by after the show, they did not.
After the lack of concern I decided I wanted to hear what BW had to say about what I found in the wall of his prior home. At this point the whole Zodiac thing had not started, I just thought he might of murdered someone break.
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