Zodiac Cipher – in Latvian – Names Only – Alice Gross, Arnis Zalkalns

While I consider how to deliver my 80-page PDF Part 1 solution to the 340-cipher of the Zodiac Killer of late 1960s San Francisco, I think it makes sense to return to posting some more current-day Zodiac Ciphers.

The two people, 14-year old English girl Alice Gross and 41-year old Latvian citizen Arnis Zalkalns, it would appear were murdered as part of a major international cocaine trafficking conspiracy into England. Involved, it seems, were senior London Metropolitan Police officers. Just a hand full of dull senior London Metropolitan Police officers just getting through their dull little lives sat in dull little offices sharing camp coffee with dull little colleagues.

Currently, in the United Kingdom , murder isn’t a crime worth investigating, nor is major cocaine trafficking that involves senior police officers. The crime is the public, you and I, finding the evidence.

Zodiac Cipher - in Latvian - Names Only - Alice Gross, Arnis Zalkalns

Let’s use Google Translate on the Latvian sentence:

[Added note on Saturday 6 December 2014: Has someone inside the corrupt hierarchy of The Metropolitan Police approached Google in any way ? Because ‘kokain’ in Latvian translates into English as ‘cocaine’. When I posted this entry on 11 November 2014, Google Translate confirmed my translation and now it is no longer prepared to translate the Latvian word ‘kokain’ into English.]

Kolēģe Cali aiz cilvek Ealing Anglija kokain

kokain

A train, a word soup and a Canadian

I was returning home on a train last night. Sat beside me was a Canadian lady. I noticed she was doing, just to while away her journey time, a word soup in a monthly puzzles magazine. So, I pointed out how I’d used these when I was learning Spanish and years later Russian. Naturally, I saw the basic similarities between a word soup puzzle and the current ciphers I decrypt. I don’t often promote this web site in person but I gave this Canadian lady my web address.

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.