Armistead Maupin on Inspector Dave Toschi & Zodiac Case
KRON News report from July 11th 1978 at the San Francisco Hall of Justice, where writer Armistead Maupin is shown at a press conference. SFPD's Inspector Dave Toschi (lead investigator for 9 years on the Zodiac killer case) admitted to sending fake fan letters about himself to Maupin in the Fall of 1976 but denies Maupin's recent observation that this correspondence resembed in tone the latest letter from the Zodiac killer, from April 1977. Toschi denies any involvement with the Zodiac letter and has been taken off the Zodiac case and re-assigned to the Pawn and Burglary Department. Includes views of Toschi speaking about a different case. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on April 6, 2017.
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- Date aired: 7/11/1978
- Recording medium: 16mm color silent/magentic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Duration: 2:03
- Type of material: local newsfilm