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Earl Van Best in Court


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liked it. Very good.

image conviction in san francisco in the 60 rare file.

This nerdy dweeb seems to be identified as Zodiac, the white Steve Erkel

This nerdy dweeb seems to be identified as Zodiac, the white Steve Erkel

This video and the mugshot are from 1962.  The Zodiac attacks occured in late 1968 and 1969.

Where is a picture of Earl Van Best in 1969???

What is Earl Van Best motive for becoming the Zodiac?

If you use the solved cyphers as your rosetta stone ( Which you should do ) There is no way that the code spells Earl Van Best Jr.  For instance Zodiac's A was substituted for W or S never used for an E, so how can it be Earl ????? None of the symbols were the correct letters Gary used. He made up his own and when I told him , he said to me that his father didn't care what the symbols meant . I can tell you that it was very important to the real Zodiac !  I think Gary's life story is fascinating even though I am very sure his father was not Zodiac. Zodiac is still very much alive and living in the bay area of Ca.

I take back that comment Brian as I just read ciphers cannot be decoded as anagram (out of sequence) fashion, as you can get anything you want in that manner. Using a straight method it is not earl at the start. I'm having doubts...

Brian, I saw your decoding. It looks like this actually might be the guy, dweeb and all.

Regarding the new Zodiac Killer book in which the author provides evidence that Zodiac was his father: I decoded Zodiac’s 1970 “my name is” cipher and indeed, the decoded name matches the name the author provided in the book.  Check out my article here along with the deciphered code at the bottom of the article:

I think he really loves other man. He loves that man and lives with 4 cats that's why he loves that man and his mom and bobcat and touches things with his spikes. If you read this you also love man

This is the same "Earl Van Best" whom this author says is his father (Earl Van Best, Jr) and whom he claims was the Zodiac killer in this story that just came out today. The book is  "The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father ... and Finding the Zodiac Killer," Fascinating to see this old footage taken just a few years before he started his killing spree. He does look just like the composite sketches!:

I think that this is the guy that is identified as the Zodiak Killer in a new book written by his son. The title of the book is The Most Dangerous Animal of All.

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