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    Zodiac's Identity Finally Discovered? Man Turns Hood/Weapon into FBI

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    As far as I know, Denis Kaufman turned Jack Tarrance's prints into the San Francisco PD two years ago, and they didn't match the prints in the Zodiac file. I am extremely skeptical.

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    Just saw this on Yahoo news. Incredible if this is infact the actual hood worn by Zodiac. The man in question, Jack Torrance, deceased, does look like the composite and the hand writing from what I saw looks close. Could this be actually true? I have never heard this name associated as a suspect in the crimes before, has anyone else??

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    I'm extremely skeptical as well - Kaufman has been making this claim for years. He's always struck me as being, um, unhinged.

    But, hey, if it turns out to be true, I suppose Kaufman had a really good reason for coming across as an obsessive fruitloop.

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    Very intriguing. I know nothing about the ZK, but this information seems credible to me. Something new to research, anyway!

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    It's a little too close on the heels of the latest Bigfoot hoax for me.
    It's been rumored that the Zodiac kept 'memories' of his crimes in a little metal box. I noticed Kaufman has one of those now.
    However, all the film he showed is fairly recent---disposable cameras didn't hit the market until 1986. Is he claiming that Torrance has been killing all this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowangel View Post
    It's a little too close on the heels of the latest Bigfoot hoax for me.
    It's been rumored that the Zodiac kept 'memories' of his crimes in a little metal box. I noticed Kaufman has one of those now.
    However, all the film he showed is fairly recent---disposable cameras didn't hit the market until 1986. Is he claiming that Torrance has been killing all this time?
    That IS what the Zodiac said he would do--kill but without claiming credit for the crimes.

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    I can't wait to hear more! It's about time to uncover the Z killer.

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    This is what AMW posted on 2/23/2007 about Jack Tarrance.

    http://www.amw.com/features/feature_...il.cfm?id=1542

    View LargerName: Jack Tarrance
    1928 - 2006
    Occupations: Honorable discharge from US Air Force; Navy; Ham Radio operator; Steele company worker; General Electric test foreman; Laundry attendant.
    Jack Tarrance is not a name often associated with the Zodiac murders. In fact, he was not even considered a suspect until the summer of 2000, when his stepson, Dennis Kaufman, watched a Zodiac Killer documentary. Dennis became convinced that Jack Tarrance is the Zodiac. His research has produced some intriguing and complex clues.

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    I watched one og the links of him showing some of the stuff and i font know he came across pretty credible to me....I d0 think though that in our minds we almost do not ever want this case to be solved he was so infamous that i think its much easier and makes for a better story when it was never knowen ho had done it and i think thats a big reason some people are skepticle..J,M,O


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    This isnt going to amount to much.
    I beleive this same guy was trying to sell a piece of what he said was paul Stine's bloody shirt on Ebay.

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    I was reading somewhere last night that he also found an old knife that could possibly have dried blood on it, had old photos developed that show dead people, closely matching handwriting samples, and he believes his stepfather smothered his mother. Kaufman does match the sketch pretty well.

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    So far there's not even credible evidence that the handwriting samples he presents are from Tarrance. Kaufman has tried to sell pieces of "Stine's shirt" and for a while, his website claimed Tarrance was the Texarkana Phantom as well, but I can't provide a link to prove it.

    Bear in mind that Kaufman's now pushing a movie.

    And yeah, I DO want the Zodiac case solved. Murderers shouldn't be legendary, they should be captured - or at least identified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    I was reading somewhere last night that he also found an old knife that could possibly have dried blood on it, had old photos developed that show dead people, closely matching handwriting samples, and he believes his stepfather smothered his mother. Kaufman does match the sketch pretty well.
    Yeah,except look at any college yearbook from 1969 I guarantee youll find 30 guys who match the composite perfectly.
    That look was kind of the equivlant of having a composite today of a white guy between 25 and 45 with a shaved head and a goatee.
    In my town you would see 20 guys like that before you got three blocks down mainstreet.
    There are a few very compelling suspects,but this fellow is a fraud.
    Hes liable to get in trouble if he keeps doing things like messing with the FBI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveHuff View Post
    As far as I know, Denis Kaufman turned Jack Tarrance's prints into the San Francisco PD two years ago, and they didn't match the prints in the Zodiac file. I am extremely skeptical.
    To my knowledge there are no known, verified prints or DNA that can be said to definitively be that of Zodiac.

    Anyone can correct me if they are wrong, but I believe it is correct to say that the only verified, provable link to the real Zodiac are to be found at the Lake murder. Before Cynthia Shepard passed away she described the individual, his height and weight and was established to be approximately 6 feet tall and weight between 220 and 250 pounds. She actually saw his face. She told this to Officer Collins who arrived there and was comforting her prior to the arrival of the ambulance which had to traverse a winding road to the site where she lay dying (about 1 hour). At the roadside where she and her boyfriend (still living) parked their car were some bootprints identified as "Wingwalker" type boots; size 10 1/2. Through comparison of a deputy at the scene it was established that the individual weighted in excess of 230 pounds. To my knowledge this is the ONLY proof of who Zodiac was. Who met those physical dimensions and who was in the area at the time of this murder and all of the other known Zodiac murders (there were only six verified murders)? Such an individual died in 1992.

    He was never tied to any of the murders through DNA nor fingerprints. Conversely, it could not be said, contrary to assertions, that any DNA or fingerprints from any scenes exonerated him simply because there was no provable chain of custody; such as the DNA recovered from beneath the stamps, for example. No one has ever been tied to any of those DNA or fingerprints. There are no DNA or fingerprints on file that can be said to be definitely that of Zodiac.

    The only thing that will ever tie anyone to Zodiac is something that only he could have in his possession that came from one of the crime scenes. That, to this time, has never materialized.

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