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Former police officer claims to have solved mystery of the Zodiac killer
Telegraph UK ^

Posted on 05/16/2012 1:25:18 PM PDT by Perdogg

For more than 40 years the identity of the Zodiac killer has eluded police. Blamed for at least five murders in San Francisco between 1968 and 1969, he taunted detectives and their inability to catch him by sending letters and clues to the local newspaper.

Now a former police officer says he has finally solved the mystery. In a new book Lyndon Lafferty says the killer is a 91-year-old alcoholic man living in northern California. The only catch: Mr Lafferty refuses to name his suspect.

Mr Lafferty claims the killer is now a 91-year-old man living in Solano County but does not identify the alleged killer by name.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Weather
KEYWORDS: california; lyndonlafferty; sanfrancisco; solanocounty; zodiac

1 posted on 05/16/2012 1:25:20 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

LOL! What a scam. I guess it’s a ‘book about nothing’— kind of like a Seinfeld episode.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 1:30:32 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Perdogg
Mr Lafferty claims the killer is now a 91-year-old man living in Solano County ....

I wonder how many 91 year old alcoholics live in Solano County?

3 posted on 05/16/2012 1:31:17 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Perdogg
The only catch: Mr Lafferty refuses to name his suspect.

I know where Amelia Earhart is......but you'll never get it outta me!

4 posted on 05/16/2012 1:32:18 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Perdogg
How many more inflatable boats have to die before this guy is captured?
5 posted on 05/16/2012 1:33:53 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Perdogg
The 'Zodiac Killer' case is still open in San Francisco (reopened in 2005), Solano, Napa, and Riverside counties as well as the city of Vallejo and with the CA-DOJ.

If this was real, there would be genuine interest from several law enforcement agencies.

6 posted on 05/16/2012 1:34:56 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

It is suspected the victims gave the killer a ride.

7 posted on 05/16/2012 1:38:16 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Puppage

“I know where Amelia Earhart is......but you’ll never get it outta me! “

Hey, I’ll tell you where to find Jimmy Hoffa if you’ll clue me in on Amelia. Maybe we could write a book together.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 1:39:12 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

I like the cut of your jib!


9 posted on 05/16/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Amelia Earhart?

Heck I know where Elvis is living with Jimmy Hendrix and Janet Joplin.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 1:43:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Perdogg

I vividly recall the Zodiac Killer. My sister and myself were just kids then (and living far, far from San Francisco) but his threat to kill a school bus full of kids had us scared so badly that my mother had to fabricate a story about him being killed by the police to get us to calm down.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 1:45:19 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: driftdiver

Ha! I’ve got the personal email address and cell phone numbers of The Easter Bunny AND Santa Claus

Top that...


12 posted on 05/16/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Perdogg
From the article:

The author claims that he and other law enforcement officers, ... investigated the suspect in the early 1970s but were frustrated by "power brokers" in Solano County who stymied their efforts and, he alleges, protected the killer.

?

13 posted on 05/16/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Perdogg

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443706/

I loved the modern movie. As long as you don’t expect an action movie, it’s really good.

But just like this story, you still feel a little empty inside that they never found the actual killer. Even though they hinted that they did.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 2:15:39 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: Mr. K
Ha! I’ve got the personal email address and cell phone numbers of The Easter Bunny AND Santa Claus

Top that...

I'm sleeping with the tooth fairy.

15 posted on 05/16/2012 2:44:03 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: MileHi

Only 636 males 90+ according to Census 2010.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 2:57:03 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Perdogg

I think they had the guy in custody once but didn’t connect the dots. And I believe that guy died.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 3:14:06 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Mr. K

I have 0bama’s original birth certificate, signed by the doctor, his college transcripts, and his Selective Service registration card.

I win. :)


18 posted on 05/16/2012 3:21:33 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: Perdogg

> In a new book

BS warning sign #1

> refuses to name his suspect.

BS warning sign #2

Sounds like one of the many cold fusion, solar cell, cancer, diabetes breakthrough announcements.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 3:30:04 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: scrabblehack

Wow! That is a lot of old duffers.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 3:41:00 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: gop4lyf
I have Obama's original birth certificate, signed by the doctor, his college transcripts, and his Selective Service registration card.

I win :)

You sure do.....rimshot!

21 posted on 05/16/2012 3:47:35 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Perdogg

Alcoholics rarely make it to 91.

Based on my 18+ years of sobriety, almost daily meetings, I observe the end is late 40s to early 50s.

I’ve observed all my old drinking buddies, die by their mid 50s.

That even applies to some that got sober....to late to avoid liver damage.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 3:55:24 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: driftdiver
Heck I know where Elvis is living with Jimmy Hendrix and Janet Joplin.

How about the party in THAT house, huh? LOL

23 posted on 05/16/2012 4:02:54 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Heck I know where Elvis is living with Jimmy Hendrix and Janet Joplin.
How about the party in THAT house, huh? LOL


Especially with Mama Cass and her pork chops.


24 posted on 05/16/2012 4:04:38 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: gop4lyf

I have the 18 minutes of the Nixon tapes, microfilm pictures of the grassy knoll gunmen, and a map in code detailing where Jimmy Hoffa is. Unfortunately, I don’t have a tapedeck, microfilm machine, or code breaker.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by 1L
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To: Repeat Offender

Amatuers.
*I* know the identity of the ONLY honest politician in America!


26 posted on 05/16/2012 5:40:49 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: BinaryBoy
"breakthrough announcements"

You missed the car engine that gets 200 miles to the gallon.

27 posted on 05/16/2012 6:16:00 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Thumper1960
Amatuers. *I* know the identity of the ONLY honest politician in America!

WE HAVE A WINNER!

28 posted on 05/16/2012 6:31:30 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I vividly recall the Zodiac Killer. My sister and myself were just kids then (and living far, far from San Francisco)
***I recall it as well. But we lived near SF and the threat was definitely real. The bus driver had us doing duck & cover type drills. There were movies about what to do in case you’re abducted. It started my habit of looking at every single car and remembering its license plate number, if only long enough to write it down in the dirt. This has actually come in handy during a couple of car accidents and other incidents I’ve witnessed.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 7:10:04 PM PDT by Kevmo (Palin 2012. It's just me in the voting booth. 100% straight republican ticket.)
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To: Kevmo
I vividly recall the Zodiac Killer. My sister and myself were just kids then (and living far, far from San Francisco)

I recall it as well. But we lived near SF and the threat was definitely real. The bus driver had us doing duck & cover type drills. There were movies about what to do in case you’re abducted. It started my habit of looking at every single car and remembering its license plate number, if only long enough to write it down in the dirt. This has actually come in handy during a couple of car accidents and other incidents I’ve witnessed.

Oh my. That's absolutely amazing. I can't imagine what it must have been like for you and the other schoolkids at the time. We were way over in the Upper Southeast and we were scared to death!

30 posted on 05/16/2012 8:36:53 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Perdogg

:’) Yeah, lots of serial killers give it up after a couple of years and retire to a rural area, living to age 91 without ever killing again. They’re really afraid of getting caught. :’D


31 posted on 05/16/2012 8:58:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: truth_seeker; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

/bingo


32 posted on 05/16/2012 9:04:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: USMCPOP; Puppage

“Hey, I’ll tell you where to find Jimmy Hoffa if you’ll clue me in on Amelia. Maybe we could write a book together.”

Oh they found Jimmy Hoffa. They washed off all of Tammy Fay Bakker’s cosmetics and found him!


33 posted on 05/17/2012 8:56:15 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: driftdiver; Puppage; Mr. K

Janet Joplin? Janice’s sister? ;-)


34 posted on 05/17/2012 4:08:41 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Morgana
Oh they found Jimmy Hoffa. They washed off all of Tammy Fay Bakker’s cosmetics and found him!

Something like this?


35 posted on 05/18/2012 5:10:08 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

Now that’s sandblasting!


36 posted on 05/18/2012 10:03:33 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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