Zodiac 37

Zodiac 37

Postby MADAMEX » Tue May 09, 2017 5:52 pm

The first Zodiac killing took place on Lake Herman Road, in Benicia, three miles from my home. I was a young girl at the time and grew up living in constant fear. In the early seventies, I met a man from Vallejo and we were later married and raised a family together. After 24 years of a horrible marriage, I finally divorced him. Several years later, I realized that my ex-husband could possibly be the Zodiac Killer. Recently, I wrote a book about him and titled it, "Zodiac 37." The first few chapters of the book are based on bits and pieces of his childhood that I learned from him and his family during our marriage. The remainder of the book covers the possible 37 victims that the Zodiac claimed in the letter that he wrote to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1974. I am also planning to write a sequel to this book that will cover the time from when we first met until the present. I want to convey what it is like to be married to a serial killer and not know it!! I also want to express how it affected my life during the marriage and after it had ended. After I realized that my ex-husband could possibly be the Zodiac Killer, I contacted law enforcement agents several times. Each time, I received very little response. Interestingly, although they hope that a relative or friend will come forward someday, they reject anything that comes from an ex-wife because of the possibility that she may be seeking revenge. But, who would be more likely to eventually see a clue and who would be more likely to get a divorced? Anyway, my real hope is that, somehow, this book will cause law enforcement agents to take a closer look at my suspect and bring him to justice. (I self-published this 840-page book using CreateSpace and it is available on amazon.com.)
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby Marshall » Tue May 09, 2017 6:04 pm

MADAMEX wrote: I am also planning to write a sequel to this book that will cover the time from when we first met until the present. I want to convey what it is like to be married to a serial killer and not know it!! I also want to express how it affected my life during the marriage and after it had ended. After I realized that my ex-husband could possibly be the Zodiac Killer, I contacted law enforcement agents several times. Each time, I received very little response. Interestingly, although they hope that a relative or friend will come forward someday, they reject anything that comes from an ex-wife because of the possibility that she may be seeking revenge. But, who would be more likely to eventually see a clue and who would be more likely to get a divorced? Anyway, my real hope is that, somehow, this book will cause law enforcement agents to take a closer look at my suspect and bring him to justice. (I self-published this 840-page book using CreateSpace and it is available on amazon.com.)


Let's see some evidence. Handwriting samples, guns, pieces of a bloody shirt, a hood, and some pictures of him we can compare to witness accounts.

You're writing one book and planning a second, all about your life living with someone who might have been Zodiac. My humble advice: First prove that case that he was Z because otherwise, I doubt anyone is going to want to read your story. If you can prove he was Z, everybody will want to read your books.
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby MADAMEX » Tue May 09, 2017 6:29 pm

Marshall, my ex-husband lived 1/2 mile from Betty Lou Jensen, went to Hogan High, the same school that she went to, and was in the same grade. We met in 1972, four years later. Yet, he never mentioned knowing one of the first Zodiac victims. He drove a white Chevy, the same type of car mentioned by several witnesses. Although I can't share a photo of him here without giving away his identity, he matches the Napa composite drawing, drawn from a description given by Cecelia Shepard, who saw him without his mask just before he went behind the tree at Lake Berryessa, and three female, college students who were sunbathing near by at the time. He also matches the physical descriptions given by many witnesses as far as height, weight, hair style, clothing style and facial features. Twice, the Zodiac gave his name in coded form. In each of these, one possible name is the same as my ex husband's name. Lastly, I have taken letters written by the Zodiac and letters written by my ex and was able to compare several letters and numbers. By doing this, I found many letters that are nearly identical including the three-stroke K, candy cane F and cursive D. (I will post the comparison here as soon as I am able.)
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby Marshall » Tue May 09, 2017 6:36 pm

There are at least 5 suspects I can name off the top of my head who have much more circumstantial evidence against them than that.

Seriously, lots of people have claimed they knew Z, and I suppose not surprisingly, many have tried to cash in by writing books about it. Now, if you are saying you won't provide pictures here because it would identify your ex-husband, are you planning to identify him in your book(s)? If so, why not discuss your evidence here and this community can help you prove your case or debunk it. There is a section for super secret POIs (suspects) that you can use. If you do not identify him in your book(s) how do you expect anyone to take your claim seriously?
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby MADAMEX » Tue May 09, 2017 6:51 pm

Sorry, Marshall, but wasn't able to upload the handwriting comparison yet. Will keep on working on it. Since no two people have the same handwriting, I believe that it is considered more than circumstantial evidence.
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby Marshall » Tue May 09, 2017 6:52 pm

Take a look at the Fred Manalli section.

:-)

If he was Z, let's prove it and bingo, you'll probably be a best-seller.
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby traveller1st » Tue May 09, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi MX,

Welcome back to the forum.

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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby MADAMEX » Tue May 09, 2017 8:13 pm

Thank you, Traveller!! Nice to be back!!
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby MADAMEX » Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 am

Marshall wrote:Take a look at the Fred Manalli section.

:-)

If he was Z, let's prove it and bingo, you'll probably be a best-seller.


Thank you, Marshall!! Will look into the secret, PIO section!! Can use all of the help I can get!!
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Re: Zodiac 37

Postby MADAMEX » Sat May 13, 2017 11:45 am

Marshall,

You asked me to prove that my ex is the Zodiac. I have already proven it beyond a shadow of a doubt to myself. I have also given all of this evidence to the police. I would also like to share it with you here. Unfortunately, all of my information was on a computer that eventually crashed, so I have to retype it. That is taking a little time due to other responsibilities, but will post them here as I am able. I am using a pseudonym here for my ex. I had hoped that the police would have investigated him by now and proven him guilty. But, since they have not, I have been advised to keep his true identity hidden. But, I don't mind sharing it privately. Anyway, the first section is based on the geography of the Zodiac killings and the locations where my ex lived at those times:

Geographical Profile

“Targeting has become a valuable police tool. Geographical Profiling is based on the theory of criminals’ spatial behavior. Criminals strike close to home just as the average person chooses stores where he shops daily. They operate close to areas they are familiar with and have previously scouted. A murderer has a tendency to hunt prey in identifiable areas and the impulse to disguise his home location. Thus, the sites of his crimes tend to radiate on all sides of the offender like a spider in his web.” (Robert Graysmith, “Zodiac Unmasked,” page 424.)

According to Dr. Kim Rossmo, Research Professor at the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University, by using Rigel, a geographical profiling system, he was able to determine that the Zodiac probably lived either in the North West area of Vallejo, somewhere near Mare Island or in Benicia. (Interestingly, the home where my suspect’s lived was right in the center of those three areas!!)

In the following, I would like to show that Nick (pseudonym for my suspect,) had opportunity to commit each of the confirmed Zodiac murders that took place in the Bay Area in 1968 and 1969. Each location was a place that he was very familiar with and that he took me to frequently during the time that we lived in the area.

Nick’s Home Address:
During the time of the Zodiac crimes, Nick and his family lived in a house in Vallejo at __. Nick’s parents had moved to Vallejo around 1954 and they had moved into that house around 1963. His step-father still lives in the house, although his mother passed away several years ago.

The following information gives some of the locations associated with the Zodiac in relation to that house.

• .7 miles from where Betty Lou Jensen lived at 123 Ridgewood.
• 5.3 miles from where Betty Lou and David Faraday were shot and killed on Lake Herman Road in Benicia.
• .9 miles from Hogan High School in Vallejo.
• 3.3 miles from where Darlene Ferrin lived at 1300 Virginia Street.
• 1.9 miles from where Darlene worked at Terry’s on Magazine Street.
• 1 mile from where Michael Mageau lived at 864 Beechwood.
• 3 miles from where Darlene and Michael were shot at Blue Rock Springs.
• 46 miles from where Cecelia Shephard and Bryan Hartnell were stabbed at Lake Berryessa.
• 35.5 miles from where Paul Stine was shot on Washington and Cherry Streets in San Francisco.
• And, 61 miles from where Kathleen Johns was picked up near Patterson.

According to Robert Graysmith’s book, Zodiac, some of the other killings that took place during the seventies took place in areas such as Santa Rosa, which is 49 miles north of Vallejo, and Lake Tahoe (Donna Lass), which is 160 miles east of Vallejo.

Theoretically it is possible that as the radiating lines got farther and farther away from his home, he was attempting to draw the police away from where he lived.

Lake Herman Road:
In 1966, Betty Lou and Nick both began attending Hogan High School (.9 miles away). In December of 1968, when Betty Lou and David Faraday were shot, Betty Lou and Nick were both juniors. They probably both went to Franklin Junior High at the same time as well.

Nicks house was .7 miles from Betty Lou Jensen’s home on 123 Ridgewood and 5.3 miles from the place where she was killed on Lake Herman Road.

Blue Rock Springs:
After we met, Nick often took me to Blue Rock Springs for family gatherings on birthdays and holidays.

According to Michael Mageau, the shooter drove into the parking lot behind them at Blue Rock Springs Park, which is three miles from Nick’s home. Then, he sped away at a fairly fast rate of speed in the direction of Vallejo and Springs Road. (Perhaps Nick went home to get his gun.) He also said that the shooter was back in five minutes, at which time he began to shoot them, killing Darlene and wounding Michael.

According to Google Maps, it is three miles from Blue Rock Springs to __, the home that Nick lived in, and would have taken eight minute to get there going the speed limit and obeying traffic signals. Then, it would have taken him an additional eight minutes to drive back to Blue Rock Springs for a total of 16 minutes.

But, Michael said that the shooter sped away at a fairly fast rate of speed, so we can assume that the Zodiac wasn’t obeying traffic laws. He was also driving a Chevy Nova, which was also used as a race car. And, lastly, it is likely that Michael was only estimating the time between the car leaving and its returning to Blue Rock Springs.

Darlene worked at Terry’s Restaurant on Magazine Street in Vallejo. Nick and his family lived on Hollywood Street, which was only a couple of blocks from Terry’s, shortly after they moved to Vallejo. It was also 1.9 miles from where Nick lived with his family.

At one point, Darlene lived in San Francisco, 35 miles away from Nick’s home, where she met her first husband. Nick also liked to go to San Francisco, knew his way around and may have lived there in a flop house for a short time.

Darlene also liked to go to the Coronado Inn. The Coronado Inn, which was five miles from his home, was also Ken’s favorite bar. Although, he had to use a false ID at the time since he was under twenty-one. (Marie Antionette Anstey was drugged, abducted and killed at the Coronado Inn.)

Michael Mageau lived at 864 Beechwood, which was only one mile from Nick’s home.

Lake Berryessa:
Nick often took me to Lake Berryessa, which is 46 miles from the house he lived in, to spend the day or go camping at Spanish Flats, which is just south of Oak Shores, where Cecelia Shepard and Bryan Hartnell were attacked. We also went camping with his family at Oak Shores, where they like to launch their boat.

We also frequently stopped at Moscowitz Corner, the same place where the three girls first spotted the Zodiac before they went sunbathing.

San Francisco:
Nick often took me to San Francisco when he wanted to listen to Jazz bands at Basin Street West, go to the Golden Gate Park or buy records at Tower Records. And, as I mentioned before, he may have lived there for a short time. Basin Street West was on Geary Street, which is in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. It is also near the place where Paul Stine picked up the passenger that he drove to the corner of Washington and Cherry Streets, near the Presidio, where he was shot and killed.

Lake Tahoe:
Nick liked to go to Tahoe, where Donna Lass was killed, to gamble. Lake Tahoe is 160 miles east of Vallejo.

“Donnas was here in San Francisco from February to June of 1970. She moved to Lake Tahoe to work and three months later vanished. Donna was kind of naïve, and not very experienced with men. She was easily dawn away. She was hooked on gambling. That’s why she went up there. She liked to ski and liked to gamble, so she took the job in the casino hotel [the Sahara Hotel, Stateline, Nevada] as a first-aid emergency nurse.” (Zodiac Unmasked, page 223.) (Nick was also addicted to gambling.)

“What was really strange, Lynch told me, is some guy came up to Vallejo P.D. one night he was drunk. He said he had been trying to report Donna Lass’ disappearance to SFPD, but apparently the guy was a heavy drinker and when he had gone there they’d thrown him out. He knew that there had been a previous murder in Vallejo by the Zodiac so he came up here to report it. I talked to him for a long time, but I can’t think of that guy’s name…’” (Zodiac Unmasked, page 224.)

This is similar to the Blue Rock Springs and the Lake Berryessa murders where the Zodiac reported his own murders. Also, as far as I know, Donna Lass has never been found.

Santa Rosa:
The Zodiac claimed to kill 37 people during the late sixties. Some of the women who were killed at that time were young, female hitchhikers who were living or passing through Santa Rosa, which is 49 miles north of Vallejo.
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