Former Vallejo woman recalls her sister murdered by the Zodiac killer 50 years ago this weekend
Anniversary brings still more pain to family
July 3, 2019
"Pam Huckaby said she fully expects a phone call before the weekend’s over, from someone who will say, “this is the Zodiac speaking.”
She’s gotten such a call every year for 35 years.
Huckaby, now of Redding, is the sister of Darlene Ferrin who, at 22, became one of the infamous Zodiac killer’s first victims just after midnight on July 5 — 50 years ago this weekend, in the parking lot of Vallejo’s Blue Rock Springs Park.
“When everybody’s out celebrating the birth of our country, I am here mourning the death of my sister,” she said. “It brings it all up, every year. But, this is a big one. Its the 50th, so it’s bigger, it’s really big. Every day when I wake up, the first thing I see is her graduation picture and I give it a kiss every single day of my life.”
Ferrin, who was shot and killed that night, was with her friend Mike Mageau, who survived his wounds. As many know, the pair were inside Ferrin’s Corvair, when another vehicle entered the parking lot and abruptly left, then returned a few minutes later and parked behind them. A man holding a light emerged from the car and walked toward the friends, and without warning, aimed a 9mm pistol at the passenger window and opened fire. Ferrin was pronounced dead on arrival at the local hospital..."
Former Vallejo woman recalls her sister murdered by the Zodiac killer 50 years ago this weekend – Times-Herald
(Darlene Ferrin with her daughter in front of her Vallejo home in early 1968. Part of the brown Corvair in which she was killed by the Zodiac killer, can be seen in the frame.)