Zodiac Killer: Lake Berryessa Attack

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KPIX Eyewitness News report on September 30th 1969 by Dave Monsees in Napa County, featuring the Zodiac Killer's attack on Bryan Hartnell and Cecilia Shephard at Lake Berryessa. Includes interviews with Hartnell from Queen of the Valley Hospital (who explains how he tried to survive), with park ranger William White (who describes his arrival at the scene of the crime) and with a Napa police official (who states that: "This guy is a pathological, psycho killer. There's no doubt about it"). Monsees also gives a brief editorial to camera from a knoll overlooking the lake near Twin Oak Ridge, where the attack took place.

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
9/30/69
Recording medium
16mm color, co-magnetic silent/sound film
9:52
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
archival newsfilm
Identifier
KPIX 100312
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9318

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I wonder if, from 3:32 to 3:42 if any of those cards for Bryan were from the Zodiac!

why is the sound off? but this was very helpful thank you for making this available to the public!!

Some of the magnetic soundtrack is missing because this is how the newsfilm was originally cut in the editing room. Some of these film elements are now missing. Sound and picture would often be separated and put onto different film reels, giving news editors the opportunity to make quick decisions to cut from one to another, when the broadcast went out live. What we've made available here is everything that survives.

How come a lot of the sound is off?

Is it intentional to keep specific information secret? or is it a technical problem?

Besides that, thank you SO very much for making this avaible.

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