Re: The Lake Berryessa Letters by morf13 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:34 pm They may have inadvertently wrote letters instead of car door,where they could … 11K 8,090. College coordinates: 33°58′19″N 117°22′52″W. BRYAN: Come on– we could be out here for a long time and it could get cold at night. At 7:40 pm, the Napa County Police Department received a call that had been placed from a telephone booth located a few blocks away. The Zodiac killer discussion board, Learn about the Zodiac KIller Skip to content. This reservoir in the Vaca Mountains was formed following the construction of the Monticello Dam on Putah Creek in the 1950s. According to Bryan, he and Cecelia were lying on the ground along the shoreline when she noticed a man lingering in the shade of some trees nearby. She saw a man as he moved behind a tree. 11K 8,090. Officer David Slaight listened as the caller said in a low, monotone voice, "I want to report a murder - no, a double murder. Police asked the writer to send another letter with details about the crimes to prove that he was responsible. Authorities produced sketches of the killer in costume as well as drawings of a man seen in the area on the day of the stabbing. Before this time Vallejo PD had nothing but Mike Mageau’s groggy account that ZODIAC was a heavyset guy, between 25 and 30 and he had a big face. Narlow, holding his binder of case notes, stands near the former site of a payphone booth that the Zodiac used to call the Napa Police after stabbing two Angwin teens in Lake Berryessa. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. I’ll bet there’s good money in it. Bryan and Cecilia were bound with clothesline, and, just as they had hoped that the ordeal was about to end in mere inconvenience, the hooded stranger set upon them with a foot-long knife. A passing fisherman alerted authorities and Bryan and Cecelia were later taken to a hospital. Speaker 14: It was probably easier to escape that area during the day than it would’ve been at night. Allen, an outdoorsman, frequented recreational areas such as Berryessa often, trapping game, scuba-diving and camping. Combined with the depth of the footprints at Lake Berryessa and the witnesses’ descriptions (including Mageau at Blue Rock Springs) we know Zodiac was quite heavyset with a big face. BRYAN: You’re welcome to the money I have, but isn’t there something else I can do for you? ASSAILANT: Now I want you both to lay face down so I can tie up your feet. lake berryessa On a Saturday in late September, college students Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard were relaxing along the shore of Lake Berryessa, some … Bryan’s account provided the only look at the Zodiac in action, and his story remains a crucial tool in all efforts to understand the unsolved mystery. Authorities recognized the symbol as the signature of a murderer who sent taunting letters to Bay Area newspapers and claimed that he was responsible for the shootings of two young couples. On a Saturday in late September, college students Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard were relaxing along the shore of Lake Berryessa, some 30 miles north of Napa, California. Would you answer a question for me? The third murder took place on September 27, 1969, in Napa, California at Lake Berryessa. A 1969 cypher from the Zodiac, the never-caught serial killer who terrorized the Bay Area and taunted the media and police for years, has been decoded. He would lie to them and keep them calm with the promise that he meant no harm. BRYAN: What? ASSAILANT: Now take it easy– all I want’s your money. The assailant held the frightened coeds at gunpoint as he explained that he intended to rob them and make his escape. “And so I saw him put away his gun, and I was turning to say something to Celia, and all of a sudden I felt my back…just…no, I don’t think I saw him pull it out… I don’t remember… I think I saw him whip it out his knife and just start stabbing me in the back… CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP! Theories about the misspelled words vary. The Lake Berryessa sketch. The stranger came prepared with a some pre-cut lengths of clothesline to restrain Bryan and Cecelia. The Zodiac has been linked to many crimes by law enforcement, writers and amateur sleuths, Although the Zodiac letters alluded to many victims, the killer claimed that he was responsible for six specific crimes: 1) the murder of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside, California on October 30, 1966. It was late September, Lake Berryessa has thousands of spots where you can park on the side of the road and walk down the knolls to the lake. POSSIBLE ZODIAC VICTIMS. These are not mistakes, but finely crafted clues. It's not like a public beach with a parking lot. The description was from the three girls, who may or may not have seen the correct person.The Sept. 30, 1969 edition of the Napa Register has a picture of the composite on the front page with the caption:"This is a composite of a man seen by three persons Saturday afternoon at Lake Berryessa shortly before two young people were stabbed by a hooded assailant. The Zodiac's crime scene was in the vicinity of "PARK HEADQUARTERS" on the maps … BRYAN: We aren’t going anywhere– Anyway, I don’t think that it’s necessary ( or – Aw, come on, we don’t want to. ) 18 miles from the city of Napa on Knoxville/Berryessa Road was the "Berryessa Bowl," site of rock concerts in the late 1960s. [*] There is evidence that Arthur Leigh Allen may have been stalking Zodiac victim Darlene Ferrin. Post Jun 29, 2009 #2 2009-06-29T21:47. I’m just curious. Bryan thought he was dealing with a common criminal, but the Zodiac most likely planned for that scenario and Bryan could have died in any attempt to escape. ASSAILANT: I killed a couple of guards getting out of prison. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. If TJK is Zodiac, I think he did almost everything by design with careful planning. The killer's identity remains unknown. Lake Berryessa On Sept. 27, 1969, Zodiac used a foot-long knife with a sheath and rivets to attack a young couple at Lake Berryessa in Napa County, just north of Vallejo. There are … Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. They were in a white Volkswagen Karman Ghia." At 7:40 pm, the Napa County Police Department received a call that had been placed from a telephone booth located a few blocks away. To prove he was responsible for the stabbing, the Zodiac used a black marker to draw a large crossed-circle on the door of Bryan's car. Many people have questioned Lake Berryessa as a Zodiac crime, citing the different style of the attack and his failure to detail this crime in any of his subsequent correspondence with newspapers. As the Long Beach Independent Press Telegram reported in October of that year, Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard, students at Pacific Union College, were picnicking at Lake Berryessa in Napa County. They were in a white Volkswagen Kharmann Ghia.” Slaight waited for the man to continue, but the declaration was followed by silence. I’ve always wondered. In September of that same year, a masked suspect stabbed two people at Lake Berryessa in Napa County, California, killing one of them. 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