Zodiac Cipher – The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer 1973 – McLaughlin, Vasquez, Quilantang, Thomas, Gidley, (2 of 2)

Susan McLaughlin was found stabbed to death on March 2, 1973.

Rosa Vasquez, worked at Letterman General Hospital, Presidio, San Francisco, California. Cause of death was strangulation. The date was May 29, 1973.

Yvone Quilantang, was 15 years of age and 7-months pregnant, when her body was located in San Francisco on June 9, 1973. She had been strangled.

Angela Thomas, 16 years old, had been smothered to death in her school playground at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School, Daly City, California. Her body was found on July 2, 1973.

Nancy Patricia Gidley, was last seen at a Rodeway Inn Motel. Her body was found in San Francisco on July 13, 1973. She had been strangled.

Caroline Davis – alternatively spelt Carolyn Davis – was found dead having been poisoned with Strychnine some 10-14 days previously. Under Graysmith’s numbering Caroline Davis is ‘Zodiac Killer’ victim 37.

Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders - McLaughlin, Vasquez, Quilantang, Thomas, Gidley, Davis (2 of 2)

Zodiac Cipher – The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer 1973 – McLaughlin, Vasquez, Quilantang, Thomas, Gidley, (1 of 2)

All details and numbering are from page 310 of Robert Graysmith’ s excellent book Zodiac (Titan Books, 2007) :

Susan McLaughlin, victim 32, body found March 2, 1973.

Rosa Vasquez, victim 33, found May 29, 1973.

Yvone Quilantang, victim 34, found June 9, 1973.

Angela Thomas, victim 35, found July 2, 1973.

Nancy Patricia Gidley, victim 36, found July 13 1973.

 

Louie Myers seems to have been a lifetime friend of Randy Kenney. By profession, they were both long-distance truck drivers. Including Canada.

Louie Myers joined the US Army and served from January 1971 to January 1973. He was stationed in Germany (Europe).

 

Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders - McLaughlin, Vasquez, Quilantang, Thomas, Gidley (1 of 2)

 

Zodiac Cipher – The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer 1972 – Ohlig, Kamahele, Derrick, Clery, Kursa

The website Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders I recommend as essential reading. Without such a dedicated website (authoress Deborah Silva), I might not have been able to put two-and-two together, Zodiac Killer / Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer.

All details and numbering are from page 310 of Robert Graysmith’ s excellent book Zodiac (Titan Books, 2007) :

Linda Ohlig, victim 27, body found March 28, 1972.

Jeanette Kamahele, victim 28, disappeared April 25, 1972.

Lynn Derrick, victim 29, found July 26, 1972.

Alexander Clery, victim 30, found September 4, 1972.

Lori Kursa, victim 31, found November 11, 1972.

Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders - Ohlig, Kamahele, Derrick, Clery, Kursa

Zodiac Cipher – The Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer 1971-1972 – Dudley, Weber, Sterling, Allen

California’s media, newspapers and television or radio channels back then, without realising it gave the self-titled ‘Zodiac Killer’ a new name over 1972-1973. That name is the ‘Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murderer’.

However long it takes me to get a police force to investigate this evidence, for the victims and their families, this guy is going to face a court of law for the crimes he has done. In all murder cases, justice must be seen to be done.

Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders - Dudley, Weber, Sterling, Allen

Linda Dudley, is in effect the final ‘Zodiac Killer’ victim, killed on August 20, 1971. She is unofficially recognised, by Graysmith, as a potential Zodiac Killer victim, the twenty-third.

Yvone Weber and Maureen Sterling were school friends at the Herbert Slater Middle School and were murdered on February 4, 1972. Yvone Weber is a potential Zodiac Killer victim (the twenty-fourth victim) and Maureen Sterling (the twenty-fifth) according to Robert Graysmith in his book Zodiac (Titan Books, 2007).

Kim Allen is unofficially Graysmith’s ‘Zodiac Killer’ victim number twenty-six.