“I sometimes look out the window & wonder just how close We’ve come to Him at times. . .  We must have been near to Him at least Once!”   Capt. Ken Narlow of The Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Zodiac as remembered by Don Fouke

Above:  Zodiac Composite. The above is based on SFPD’s Officer Donald A. Fouke, A Trained Observer’s, Recollection.

This article will be split into Two Parts. In the first part, I will concentrate on the evidence that links Kane to The Zodiac Crimes, and why and How Kane initially came to be A suspect in the crimes attributed to The Notorious & Still Unapprehended Bay Area’s Zodiac Killer. All Files and Documents such as Kane’s arrest record & those relating to Him as a POI in the Zodiac Crimes come directly from Official Sources which include  The D.O.J & F.B.I.

  Part Two of this article will focus on Traumatic Brain Injury. TBI is a blanket term for a whole variety of potential Brain Injuries.  I will pay specific attention to TBI of the Left Frontal Lobe and what Damage in this area of Brain will manifest and show in terms of the symptoms seen.  Kane suffered severe Head Injuries, which almost resulted in His Death, after a High Speed Head on Vehicle Collision with a Cement Truck on a San Mateo Freeway. The associated symptoms with Prefrontal Damage, specifically the left side, I will show to be very consistent with much of the known behavior exhibited by Zodiac.

Most of the Evidence I present here will be Circumstantial in nature, but as one Homicide Detective Commented:   “In today’s World of Crime Investigation, forensic science has advanced to a point where DNA is the standard a Jury will want before they convict. There can be no argument if DNA from a crime scene is matched to a suspect, it is, after all, 99.9% conclusive. Because of this though, We see less and less cases being brought before Courts on a foundation of circumstantial evidence. Sure, One or Two pieces of circumstantial evidence is just that, circumstance. But when you have Ten, Fifteen or Twenty pieces of circumstantial evidence all pointing in one direction & at one suspect, then it’s no longer circumstantial evidence but becomes simply, evidence.”

Background.

Kane Mug shot

Above: Lawrence Kane/Kaye/Cane/Klein’s Mug Shot.

Official Records indicate that Kane was born Lawrence Klein to Parents Morris H. Klein and Sarah Benjamin on 26 April, 1924 in New York. Official US Census Records also indicate that Lawrence was the youngest and only surviving Sibling of Three born to the Couple.  Lawrence joined The US Navy Reserves Core and reached The Rank of Seaman, Second Class. While enlisted, Lawrence was sent to the Navy’s Radio Material School which gives recruits training in Radio’s and Maintaining Radio Batteries, the sending and receiving of US Navy Messages. Enciphering and Deciphering of Navy Coded Messaging.  Lawrence would serve Active Duty in Mid 1943 during World War II.  Toward the end of that same year, Lawrence was Honorably Discharged with ‘Good Conduct Conditions’.

I have been able to obtain Kane’s full Arrest Record from the U.S Dpt. of Justice via the Freedom of Information Act.  In the process of doing so,  I discovered His actual legal name was:  Lawrence KAYE.  He had legally changed it from His given birth name of KLEIN citing His reasons for wishing to do so as:  ‘Beneficial for Employment in My Field.’  See below:

Klein to Kaye

  Despite the legal name change,  Lawrence would adopt a variety of assumed names and Aliases in the proceeding years in a cunning & devious attempt to hide His true identity, as is evidenced in His Arrest Sheet below:

One Suspect – Many Names!

Kane record page 1

KANE FOIA ARREST REC. PAGE 2

Note: For the purpose of continuity of this page I shall refer to Lawrence as ‘KANE’ throughout the majority of what’s written here due, for the most part, to KANE being the Alias that readers likely recognize as, or will associate with, this particular Suspect.

IMPLICATIONS!

 

This is the Zodiac speaking!

  • Description of Zodiac in 1969 as given by Officer Don Fouke: Suspects Age: 35-45.  Height: 5 ‘ 10.  Weight: 180lbs. Medium Heavy Build. Barrel Chested. Light colored hair possibly greying at the rear (Note’s that lighting may have distorted this to simply appear that way).  Below is a document I obtained via the Freedom of Information Act that list the features of Larry Kane:

FOIA Doc.4 Kane Descript

  • On July 4, 1969 around midnight, Zodiac shot Darlene Ferrin and her companion Mike Mageau at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo. Approx. Forty Minutes thereafter, around 12.40 am, Vallejo Police Dpt. switch-board lit up with an incoming call that Vallejo Police Dispatcher Nancy Slover answered with the standard: “Vallejo Police Dpt…”  Nancy listened to the male voice on the line as he calmly, in a quiet soft spoken tone, told her: “I want to report a double murder! If you’ll go one Mile East on Columbus Parkway to the public park, you’ll find kids in a brown car…” At this point, Slover realized this was a call relating to the incident that they had been notified of shortly prior to this man calling so Slover, believing this to be A witness calling to report the same incident, attempted to tell the caller with: “Yes, Sir, we are aware of that incident. Could I please get your name and location so that. . . ” The man cut Slover off and continued by stating: “They were shot with a 9mm Luger. I also killed those kids last year. Good-Byeeeeeeeee.”   The next day newspapers printed that a witness had said the offenders vehicle was brown in colour, possibly a Corvair.  Zodiac quickly writes that he is very aware of who this witness was, saying: “The man who told the police that my car was brown was a Negro about 40-45 rather shabbly dressed. When I hung the phone up the damn thing began to ring & that drew his attention to me + my car.”  Zodiac was incorrect assuming that it was this man who gave a description of his car as it was actually Michael Mageau, the surviving victim, who gave the cops this info. Either way, just Five day’s after this attack, in which the color and possible make & model of Zodiac’s car were given to police, Lawrence Kane traded his car in. (Kane traded for a 1969 Ambassador # 20A468. This was verified by lease agreement with John Miles & Delta Pontiac).
  • Detective Sergeant Ed Rust of the Vallejo PD, who was second unit to arrive on scene at Blue Rocks Springs, subsequently investigated the case is of the opinion that Lawrence Kane was responsible for the shooting and is the Zodiac.
  • On October 11, 1969 Zodiac shot Cab driver Paul Stine dead in his Cab on a street corner in the affluent Presidio Heights area of the Richmond District in San Francisco. Three young Teenagers were having a party in the residence directly opposite and were witness to the disturbing events as they unfold. Initially believing the driver was simply being robbed, one of them picked up the phone and called the operator and requested they be connected with The SFPD.  A few blocks away, Officers Donald Fouke and Eric Zelms were on routine patrol and had just passed Washington St Intersection when the quiet of the night was broken by their patrol car radio: “All Units Urgent: We have a Cab driver being robbed and possibly assaulted in progress at the Intersections of Washington & Cherry Streets, Presidio Heights. Caller states suspect is still at scene and will be a Black Male Adult, 5 ’10  (According to the Officers responding & for reasons unknown, the dispatcher allegedly issued an incorrect suspect description as a BMA, or Black Male Adult, rather than the accurate and correct WMA or White Male Adult. This mistake would prove to have disastrous consequences.) The First Police responders to arrive at the scene itself were Patrol Cops Armond Pelissetti & Partner, Frank Peda. They arrived and were greeted by a yellow cab turned blood red:

P. Heights scene as found by Pelissetti

Above: Crime Scene Photo of Cabbie Slaying. I have obscured Paul’s face out of respect.

Officer Fouke, only a couple blocks away when the radio broadcast came over His radio, increased His speed along Presidio Avenue and swung left onto Jackson Street heading up-hill toward Cherry.  Just One block short of Cherry, at Maple Street Intersection, Officer Fouke slowed to a crawl. However, Fouke wasn’t observing the command to ‘STOP’ that was demanded on the Intersections sign a few yards ahead. The Cop had slowed because his attention was diverted over to the sidewalk up ahead just the other side of the Intersection. Present on that sidewalk was A stockily built White Guy that seemed to be walking with a limp, or somewhat of a shuffling Gait, down The Jackson Street’s sidewalk. This White Male was heading straight toward his Patrol Car and away from the direction of the crime scene that was just around the corner. At this point, while Police couldn’t know it, The White Male in their headlights was The San Francisco Zodiac Killer, and He’s walking straight toward them!  The suspect and Patrol Car are separated by A single intersection and police are 75 yards away from capturing the most wanted Man in California and arguably, even the entire Country. . . Zodiac!

Don Fouke POV at Maple

Above: Don Fouke Point of View as Zodiac comes into view..

The man coming down the sidewalk looked up directly at Officer Fouke and then quickly looked down toward the ground to obscure His face from the approaching Cops. Fouke later recalled that as Zodiac looked up at Him, the Two locked eyes for the briefest of moment. The Man, after seeing cops and putting His head down, appeared to panic somewhat and He turned to His left & began climbing a set of  steps that led to a drive/pathway to the front door of Residential Address :  3712 Jackson Street.

Officer Fouke, A trained observer, was asked to look at a photograph of Larry Kane and give His opinion on the possibility of Kane being the Man He saw on  Jackson on Oct. 11 He studied the Man in the Photograph for several seconds, then said: “You know, in the past 20 years or so I’ve been asked to look at hundreds of (suspect) photos, and of all of them, this man (Kane) is the best likeness.”

 (However, In the interest of having no bias for or against any one Suspect, including Kane, Hines then Pushed Don for A more specific answer and asked:  “Ok. . . How Sure are You on a scale of 1 to 10?  One being Nowhere near, Ten being as close to a positive ID that you could possibly be?”  Fouke: “I’d say A Seven or EightThere’s just too many years gone by.

  • Zodiac referred to his victims as “The Boy & “The Girl, when speaking of them in the singular, or as a collective group would tell Nancy Slover they’ll find “Kids in a brown car.” The fact this killer refers to His victims as ‘Boy’, ‘Girl’ or ‘Kids’  is suggestive of Himself not of similar age and Refers to a Boy and Girl because that’s how He sees them and uses the term to distinguish them from Himself an older adult.
  • In  1994, Rider Mcdowell wrote a feature entitled ‘On the Trail of The Zodiac’ in which He played recordings of three Men’s voices speaking in a recorded conversation to Bryan Hartnell. Hartnell was not told One voice was suspect Kane & the other two random men of Similar Age.  Hartnell listened to all Three and stated: “The Third Voice! The Third Voice and his speech pattern is certainly consistent with the voice I heard, although it’s been too long to be certain.” The Third Voice was that of Lawrence Kane.
  • Det. Harvey Hines visited Linda Bowman, the sister of Victim Darlene Ferrin. Linda confirmed that her Sister was in fear of an older man and that she herself had seen him at Darlene’s work place after Darlene pointed him out. She said Darlene was extremely afraid of this man as she’d witnessed him kill another person. Harvey Hines placed 6 photographs in front of Linda and asked if she recognized any of the faces as being the man Darlene was afraid of. One of the photographs was of Kane. Linda studied them for a few seconds before she placed her hand on one of the photo’s, and pushed it to the side and said as she began to cry: “That’s him, that’s the man Darlene was afraid of.” The photo She pushed off to one side was the Mug-Shot of Larry Kane.  Hines Recalls in His Report that Linda claim instantly became much more credible by what She Said Next:  “I remember his smile. I remember it distinctly because it was strange.  When He smiled,  it would only appear on the one side of his face.  It’s weird, looked like the one side of His Face had frozen in place.”  It is important to point out here that the photo Harvey had of KANE was a mug shot photo and Kane was not smiling in this photo so Hines recalls there is no way she could have accurately described this facial paralysis unless she had seen Kane previously and observed him smile. This is absolutely known to be how Kane smiled after the effects Brain Injury He suffered left him Partial paralysis down one side, as can clearly be seen in His drivers licence photo below:

Kane Drivers Licence

  •  In Zodiac’s ‘My Name Is’ Cipher, an anagram of ‘Name Kane’ can be deciphered.

Zodiac My Name Is..

Above: The opening lines of the ‘My Name Is’ Cipher/Letter.  The first four letters  are AENK, an anagram of KANE. There are also three circles with the number Eight in each one. 3 x 8 = 24. KANE was born in 1924.

  •  Kane served active duty for the US Navy reserves during The Second World War, in mid 1943. He had, as standard training, attended radio material school in the same year. According to The Navy’s own Official Personnel Information Bulletin Issue of May, 1943 a RadioMan is trained in Navigation, Send and Receive Naval Messages, Encipher/Decipher Coded Messages.”  This which would have given Kane, at the very least, a basic knowledge of coded messaging.
  •  Paul Stine, the cab driver murdered by Zodiac, is thought to have picked up his killer somewhere in the vicinity of Mason & Geary Streets (This is based on the price the cabs meter had stopped at when found.) Larry Kane lived at 217 Eddy street, 0.3 miles and six-minute walk away from Mason and Geary.

217 Eddy to Geary & Mason

  • Kathleen John, along with her baby, were abducted and driven around deserted streets for hours with her abductor telling her he is going to kill her. Miss Johns jumps from the car when it slows at an intersection. Zodiac made reference in his next letter to a woman and her baby that he’d given a rather interesting ride to. Miss Johns later was shown an 18 picture line up and picked out Larry Kane as her abductor, and in doing so, because of Zodiac’s brag in his letter, identified Kane as The Zodiac.
  • In 1991, Vallejo Police Dpt. announced they had re-opened their investigation into the Zodiac and say their reason for doing so is “A suspect, Larry Kaye, has been developed.”  Vallejo PD also state in this document:  Investigation has placed Kaye (AKA Kane) in the locales where several of the Zodiac’s victims either lived, or were killed.

FOIA Doc No.2

  • Destry Hines, son of the late Detective Harvey Hines, has been kind enough to send me copies of Latent fingerprints lifted from Bryan Hartnell’s vehicle. I am posting these with Destry’s full blessing and knowledge. Again Destry, really do appreciate you taking time to email me these.

Kane Booking Prints

At Lake Berryessa, a few hours before and in the same vicinity as Zodiac would later attack and stab Bryan Hartnell & Cecelia Shepard, Three girls sunbathing report seeing a man watching them from the top of the small hill. They stated that every time they looked at him, he would look away. They described him as around 40 years of age. Good Looking.  5′ 10 to 6′ tall. Brown hair. Stocky build with a round face. In two of the articles below that Kaye is the focus of, the writers refer to Kaye as ‘The Handsome

Suspect’ and ‘Handsome and Flashy’

A big thank you goes to online user Galaxie500 for discovering the three articles below:

Kaye...Kaye featureKaye Hotel Altercation with uniformed cop

Below: A rare occasion in which Kaye uses and is referred to as Lawrence Barton..

Lawrence Barton Prowling Article

  • On Sept 6, 1970 25 year old Donna Lass left her place of employment at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, where she worked as a Nurse, and simply disappeared. Six Months after Donna went missing, a post-card was sent to the San. Fran. Chronicle that seemed to indicate that the Zodiac had ‘Sought Victim 12’ down in South Lake Tahoe and the only person that authorities were aware of that the card could be referring to was Donna Lass. The post-card came signed with the cross-hair symbol, by now the known symbol of Zodiac.

Zodiac PTTP Card2017

The morning after Donna went missing,  an unidentified male called both Donna’s employer and landlord to inform them that Donna had left town briefly due to a family emergency. If this were the man responsible for Donna’s disappearance (It is logical to assume that the caller was the person responsible for her disappearance simply because at this point, no one is aware that Donna is even missing. There would only be one person that could know Donna was not coming back and that is the person responsible for her disappearance. Also, what other motive would an unidentified male have for calling Donna’s employer and lying to them in an attempt to buy time before anyone may raise the alarm that she is missing?) then this suggests that the person responsible likely knew Donna, or was familiar with her at the very least, in order for him to know both where she worked and where she lived. At the time, Lawrence Kane was selling Real Estate out of an Office in The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, an Office just down the hall from Donna Lass’s work station. Colleagues of Donna, when asked by Harvey Hines, said that Donna and Kane knew each other.

  • Donna Lass had resided in San Francisco prior to moving to Lake Tahoe, and was employed at Letterman General Hospital which is located on the grounds of the Presidio of San Francisco, right in the vicinity of where Zodiac shot Paul Stine and the last known direction Zodiac was observed heading. Another point of interest is not only did both Lass and Kane move to Lake Tahoe and, as stated above, end up working in the same building as the other, but they both left San Francisco for Lake Tahoe at the same time as each other, in June of 1970.

Below is a part of Harvey Hines Report where Harvey gives us a basic timeline for Donna’s movements and employment as per His findings in His off duty  Investigation into Her Disappearance

Harvey's Report Donna Lass Excerpt.

  •  A circumstantial argument can be made that Kane & Lass were known to each other prior to June of 1970 based on the known facts above. Also, if we assume that Zodiac is responsible for Donna’s disappearance & murder then why not write & declare as such directly? Previously, Zodiac wrote a second letter detailing the Lake Herman Scene when Police publicly questioned the writers claims & in the case of Paul Stine Zodiac sent proof with his bragging confession letter in the form of swatches of Paul’s blood soaked shirt that he ripped from Paul’s body. Is it possible that Zodiac doesn’t claim victim 12 & tell police where he killed her & where she can be found as he’d done with his previous victims because he knew this victim? If he knew Donna & admitted to his, The Zodiac, being responsible for her disappearance & murder then he would know that this would almost certainly result in police wanting to question him as a person who knew Miss Lass. If he knew Donna, it isn’t in his own interest to directly offer that He, The Zodiac, is the person responsible.
  •  Sunday, April 27th, 1974 10:36pm: Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV.  Dana Lull and Boyfriend Roy Norman Tophigh are sat out on a local lovers lane just West of Charleston Blvd. A second vehicle pulls in behind theirs and illuminates the young couple who are now almost blinded by the sudden bright and overpowering beams of light aimed directly on them, and hear the door of this second vehicle open. A man appeared and had a gun pointed at them. Roy didn’t wait to see what the armed man wanted, fleeing instantly from the Vehicle and hiding in a ditch at the roadside where He watched helplessly as the armed man forced Dana from Her vehicle and into His before driving away. Roy got a good look at the abductors vehicle and quickly dashed to get help. Dana’s car was still in position when police arrived but there was no sign of Dana confirming to authorities that Roy had observed her being abducted.  This was Roy’s description of the suspects vehicle:  White Sports Car. Convertible. Black cloth top. Wire Spoke Wheels. Chrome luggage rack on trunk. Missing grill and Old California Licence Plate. At that time, Lawrence Kane drove a White 1966 MG Sport Car. Convertible. Black Cloth Top. Wire Spoked Wheels. Chrome Luggage rack on the trunk with Missing Grill and had Old California Plates (TDY274)
  • The description of Dana’s abductor given by Tophigh, matches Lawrence Kane.  A month after Lull’s abduction, Tophigh reported to police that he had seen her abductor in The Spring Inn Nightclub, but he had fled before police arrived. According to Alan Dorfman, Kane’s former employer, Kane frequented The Spring Inn Night Club In Las Vegas.
  • Dana Lull’s body was discovered in a mine shaft on Mountain Springs Road in San Bernardino County, CA. Kane, at the time of this incident, lived on Spring Mountain Road in Las Vegas. (Could this be a perverted hint Kane was giving?)
  • One day after Zodiac’s first cipher was claimed to be solved, someone sent a letter to the chronicle that contained a ‘Key’ to unlock the cipher, and gave an explanation in detail how it could be done. The FBI then applied this solution (key) to the cipher sent by Zodiac, and found it to be ” substantially accurate”. The letter that contained the key was simply signed, ‘With best wishes, Concerned Citizen’.  He signs it ‘Concerned Citizen’, a reference, in my opinion, to Citizen Kane.’
  • As a favour to Det. Harvey Hines, Sgt. Pat Adler and Lt. Ron Forbush agreed to take a trip down to Lake Tahoe and visit Lawrence Kane, who was now calling himself Cane, at his Round Hill Village Residence in Zephyr Cove.  Lawrence was Home and allowed the Two into His Condo and the Three had a brief discussion about General Things before they asked Cane if he would be willing to give them a sample of his writing. Cane said He would and proceeded to write his Name, Address, His Mothers name, and finally at the Two visitors request, two pre-determined lines from known Zodiac letters. Cane, strangely noted Hines, Had written His Mothers Name ‘SARAH’ seemingly on impulse without He being requested to do so. His address, as can be seen below, He prints as:  ‘408 McFaul Way, Round Hill Village, Zephyr Cove, NV.‘ One of Two main Zodiac Ciphers is to this day referred to as ‘The 408 Cipher‘ due to the number of letters and/or symbols it contains.

What is claimed to be Kanes writing.

Above: Kane/Cane’s writing ‘sample.’  Some use the example above to try and ‘prove’ Kane/Cane isn’t Zodiac because the handwriting does not match. I have no argument on the writing not matching Zodiac’s, however, when they asked Cane to provide this sample of handwriting, they did so directly after questioning him about The Zodiac crimes. So, Cane knowing why they were there and asking him direct questions relating to Zodiac, he’s now likely to go out of his way to disguise his handwriting. To me, and I realise I may be biased in saying this, but his handwriting above looks forced and unnatural and several independent people I have spoken with previously also state they are of the same opinion. 

Part 2:

 Traumatic Brain Injury

 L Cane.

The frontal lobes of the Brain make us more human and less animal. When injury occurs, the balance between intellectual and animal propensity is destroyed. Steven Igou – Founder of BrainInjury.com.

As said in the opening paragraph of this article, Kane suffered massive head injuries in a head on vehicle collision which resulted in His diagnosed as having suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury to the Left Frontal Hemisphere of The Brain.  Below is the portion of Harvey Hines report where He makes specific mention of this incident:

HH Report of Kane TBI crop

Above: Harvey Hines report relating to Kane’s Car Crash & The Subsequent Brain Injury

 As You see above, the part of Kane’s brain that was badly damaged was the Left Frontal Region/Lobe. This is the area of the brain that controls a person’s speech (tone, pace etc) and Language (How We use words, which words we choose, and the whole basic production of language). The left frontal Hemisphere also control Limb Function and/or motion which will effect the Gait, literally the ability to put one foot in front of the other, and a whole other range of things like control of Mood, Behavior, Response and memory.

The Left frontal Lobe of the brain controls the right side of the body, the right frontal lobe controls the left side of the body thus an injury to Left Frontal Region will manifest as Weakness or Paralysis in muscles on the right side of the body.  To get a very quick and basic understanding of the left frontal lobe’s importance and what damage here will likely mean, Here is a qualified Neurosurgeon briefly discussing the left lobe’s functions, and the symptoms seen if and when Injury occurs to this area:

The following information is quoted directly from The Center for Neuro Skills: Frontal Lobe Brain Injury Website :

The frontal lobes are considered our emotional control center and home to our personality. There is no other part of the brain where lesions can cause such a wide variety of symptoms.  The frontal lobes are involved in motor function, problem solving, spontaneity, memory, language, initiation, judgement, impulse control, and social and sexual behavior.  There are important asymmetrical differences in the frontal lobes. The left frontal lobe is involved in controlling language related movement, whereas the right frontal lobe plays a role in non-verbal abilities.   Patients with frontal lobe damage exhibit little spontaneous facial expression, which points to the role of the frontal lobes in facial expression (Kolb & Milner, 1981). Broca’s Aphasia, or difficulty in speaking, has been associated with frontal damage by Brown (1972).

Another area often associated with frontal damage is that of spontaneous behavior (Kolb & Milner-1981) found that individual with frontal damage displayed fewer spontaneous facial movements, spoke fewer words (left frontal lesions) or excessively (right frontal lesions).

One of the most common characteristics of frontal lobe damage is difficulty in interpreting feedback from the environment. Perseverating on a response (Milner, 1964), risk taking, and non-compliance with rules (Miller, 1985), and impaired associated learning (using external cues to help guide behavior) (Drewe, 1975) are a few examples of this type of deficit.

So, did Zodiac show any sign or symptom that He, like Suspect Kane, was the victim of a severe Brain Injury, specifically the left Frontal Cortex Region? Well, to answer that, let’s turn to surviving victim Bryan Hartnell and What He had to say about His encounter with the armed and hooded Zodiac. Hartnell stated: “I’m trying to engage Him in conversation the whole time. . .  Where you been? where you Heading? What’s the problem? I’m asking follow up questions.  I’m talking to Him the whole time!”

 Brian then commented on the extremely unique way that Zodiac spoke saying:  “He had a very Precise Cadence to His Voice, not an accent but just seemed very slow and measured, you know He said ‘All I want is your Money” and had this very distinct sound about it that I told the police back then that if I ever hear that voice again I’d be able to recognise it. I haven’t heard it again yet but it did have a very unique sound.

Click play to hear Brian Hartnell speaking about this in His own Words, below:

Vallejo Police Dispatcher Nancy Slover, who answered the call that Zodiac placed to announce He wants to report a double murder saying: “If You’ll go one mile East on Columbus Parkway to the Public Park, You’ll find Kids in a brown Car. They were shot with a 9mm Luger. I also killed those Kids last year. Good-byyyyeeeeee.”  In 2007,Dave Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’ hit the big screen and along with His Big Budget Movie, Fincher also filmed probably the best documentary about the Zodiac case that is available and features so many of the original investigators and the surviving victims. One of the people featured in tjhe Docu. is Vallejo Police Dispatcher Nancy Slover who, incidentally, also played Herself (voiceover) in Fincher’s 2007 Movie ‘Zodiac.’ Nancy gave Her recollection of the conversation She had with Zodiac on July 5th, 1969 in which She recalled:  “He spoke softly yet in a mature sounding voice.  An emotionless voice that, well, to me it sounded like He had either rehearsed it, or was reading what He was saying. He spoke in a Monotone.”  Hit ‘Play’ below and hear Nancy in Her own words:

So, that’s His speech pattern and the Monotone style cadence He spoke using, but what about Zodiac’s general Gait, limb functions and could He have shown an Impaired ability to respond appropriately to what was taking place around Him, a symptom Neurologists call ‘Situational Awareness Impairment’, or any other associated sign or symptom?  Well, let’s look at SFPDs Donald Fouke, a trained observer, to see if He saw any signs consistent with a possible Brain Injury.  Don states that He recalls seeing the White Male Adult and that He couldn’t say what color eyes He had because Zodiac had was, quote: “Stumbling along. . . like a kinda Semi Limp comes up in My mind because He did put His head down when He spotted the police car.”

Once again, the video will begin at the correct point to hear Fouke in His own words discussing the odd Gait of Zodiac, just hit the play button below:

Michael Mageau, another would be Zodiac victim, stated in His first interview with Police while He was still at the hospital that the suspect emptied his gun into Himself and Dee, and as He walked back to his vehicle to reload, Mike peeked over the rear seats at the shooter who, He remembered, seemed in no rush at all. “He walked back slowly and with his head down.”

Mike Mageau Article

Above: “Surprisingly, he walked slowly and with his head down. He was of stocky build and short, about 5 feet 8,”

Other Associated TBI Symptoms:

Judgement, Awareness and Appropriate Response Impairment.

Patrol Officer’s Armond Pelissetti and Frank Peda were the first Officers to respond & arrive at the crime scene on October 11, 1969 as, in Pelissetti’s own words: “We, fortunately, were very close by when the broadcast came over the radio and so We responded to that corner and did so on Red lights and Siren at 9:55 at night and we got there very quickly.

Zodiac, as the first police cars begin descending on the area and location is still at the cab wiping it down inside and out. We know this because One of the teens who called in to report the crime met Pelissetti as He arrives on scene and told Him that just as His patrol car was coming into view along Washington Street, He was watching the man who had just done this going out of view on Cherry Street turning down and onto Jackson street, where in 20 or 30 seconds time the other unit with Don Fouke & Eric Zelms in will corroborate this was in fact true as they encounter Him coming down Jackson st unaware that He’d just turned off Cherry st, right where their crime scene is.

 This encounter only takes place because Zodiac hangs around the cab after he had just shot and killed it’s driver for a excessive amount of time. He walked away and left  the crime scene literally within A minute or so of Armond Pelissetti pulling upon that very scene. This would mean that there is an overwhelming probability that the Zodiac only left the scene when He did because Pelissetti hit’s the lights and siren on His police car a couple of blocks away from the scene which Zodiac would not fail to hear and be aware that the siren and it’s sound is coming His way. I would even hazard a guess that  Zodiac could audibly hear and sense that the siren was coming from the direction somewhere in or along Washington Street, which is why He Himself opted for and begin walking away down Cherry.

Zodiac leaves the cab and walks down Cherry street and arrives at the final intersection, that being Jackson & Cherry St Intersection. All Zodiac need now do to disappear from the responding cars is walk 10, maybe 15 yards to the other side of the intersection which leads through to a wall entrance straight into the grounds of the Presidio of San Francisco. This, a very vast and expansive area with a lot of foliage is what any would be suspect needs for a successful getaway even when Police are not responding from North, South, East and West but when they are, what was a preferable escape route now becomes absolutely essential if the fleeing offender wants any realistic chance of getting away!  You;d assume that Given the circumstances as they are, Zodiac would have been in a blind panic desperately honing in on the entrance into the relative safety of Darkness.  Does He dash over there and through the wall entrance? No!  He passes up the offer of safety in the unlit shadows of the expansive Presidio Grounds where police are neither present nor heading in favour of walking down Jackson Street’s sidewalk under the street lights with a street that Police Cars will no doubt be responding along and if the cops don’t see Him on the street, then anybody out walking around that area will, not to mention the dozens and dozens of people in the houses that are dotted all along His route of escape!

Him staying on the lit Streets where any police car responding can see Him, citizen walk right by Him or countless Resident’s peering or stepping outside see and get a good look at Him, all these things equate to Zodiac running a gauntlet needlessly. He never made it down Jackson to the next intersection of Maple and end’s up walking straight into the headlight beams of a responding marked Police Patrol Car. Yes, Zodiac got away that night but it was down to His extremely good luck, and not Judgement!  If His judgement is impaired, along with His decision making ability, then what was inexplanable, suddenly has an explanation.

To use a quick analogy. . .

If Your stood waiting to cross a road and the man next to you look’s right then left before stepping out into the path of a Bus going 40MH then your likely to be shocked and confused as to why He stepped out in front of that bus, a bus that You yourself clearly saw coming! I mean, you saw it clearly, it’s difficult to miss a huge metal rectangle on wheels going 40 Miles Per Hour with two big bright lights mounted on it’s front! The Man next to You must be a complete idiot who wasn’t paying attention, you likely conclude. If a third party came up and told you He has severely impaired vision and can’t see anything at distance with clarity, then once again what seemed to be the most illogical thing you’ve seen with no explanation, suddenly makes far more sense now, now that You know why He did not see something that You Yourself couldn’t fail to miss.

Cognitive Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury: Based on Official Research by TBI Model Systems:

After brain injury, a person’s ability to process and understand information often slows down, resulting in their having problems with:

  • Being slower to react. This is especially important for driving, which may become unsafe if the person cannot react fast enough to stop signs, traffic lights or other warning signs. Individuals with TBI should not drive until their visual skills and reaction time have been tested by a specialist.
  • Being slower to carry out physical tasks, including routine activities like getting dressed or cooking.
  • They may have difficulty planning their day and scheduling appointments.
  • They may have trouble with tasks that require multiple steps done in a particular order.

Disinhibition also plays a role in your Actions, Behavior and Your Overall Personality being effected or changed drastically:

 In patients disinhibited behaviour is accompanied by irritability, egocentrism, childishness, stubbornness aswell as tactless, aggressive and abusive behavior.”

Zodiac shows these traits over and over again in his letters. Here are just a few examples:

  • Egocentric:  “The police shall never catch me because I have been too clever for them”
  • Egocentric:  “The reason I’m writing to the Times is this, They don’t bury me on the back pages like some of the others.”
  • Egocentric: “Like I have always said, I am crack proof. If the Blue Meannies are ever going to catch me, they had best get off their fat asses + do something.”
  • Egocentric & Childish: “I enjoy needling the blue pigs. Hey blue pig I was in the park — you were using fire trucks to mask the sound of your cruzeing (sic) prowl cars.”
  • Childishness: “Hey pig doesn’t it rile you up to have your nose rubbed in your booboos?”
  • Tactless: “In answer to your asking for more details about the good times I have had in Vallejo, I shall be very happy to supply even more material.”
  • Irritability:  “I have grown rather angry with the police for their telling lies about me.”
  • Aggressive & abusive: “PS. If I do not see this note in your paper, I will do something nasty, which you know I’m capable of doing.”

Secret Pal & Greeting card 2013

Above: Two greeting cards sent by Zodiac with the captions ‘From your secret Pal’ and ‘Sorry to hear your ass is a dragon’, both showing the senders childish and tactless humour.

Disinhibition Continued…

In psychology, disinhibition is a lack of restraint manifested in several ways, including disregard for social conventions, impulsivity, and poor risk assessment. Disinhibition affects motor, instinctual, emotional, cognitive, and perceptual aspects with signs and symptoms similar to the diagnostic criteria for mania. Disinhibition is a process, of whatever aetiology, which results in an individual having a reduced capacity to edit or manage their immediate impulsive response to a situation. Disinhibition is a common symptom following a physical injury to the brain, particularly to the frontal lobe and primarily to the orbitofrontal cortex.

Common Misconception!

 I have personally seen many people use Kane’s Brain Injury as grounds to rule Him out as a serious Suspect citing the obvious (as they seem to believe anyway) retarded like individual who can’t tie His own shoe laces let alone plan the complex Homicides such as they seem to suggest Zodiac’s Kills were seen to involve. This is, put simply, a complete Myth. The truth is that ‘Brain Damage’ is not a recognized diagnosis in Neurology. Brain Damage is a blanket term used for the Overall General term for a whole range of specific injuries.   The reality and truth is, as discovered in researching the level of impairment seen in frontal deficit:  ”

. . . “An interesting phenomenon of frontal lobe damage is the insignificant effect it can have on traditional IQ testing. Researchers believe that this may have to do with IQ tests typically assessing convergent rather than divergent thinking. Frontal lobe damage seems to have an impact on divergent thinking, or flexibility and problem solving ability. There is also evidence showing lingering interference with attention and memory even after good recovery from a TBI (Stuss et al., 1985).”

The fact is, a Criminal Associate of Kane’s spoke to a reporter who was writing an article on Kane’s latest Civil Court Case and they said: “I’ve seen several Civil Suits brought against the Defendant, and My feeling is that He will once again get off this latest Charge like He has the other Civil Actions that brought charges against Lawrence. The  Defendant has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Civil Law which He’s used to beat all the cases I have seen brought against Him.”

Ataxia Motor Function and Apraxia Speech Disorders:

Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) is a treatable neurologic, sensorimotor speech disorder that occurs in adults following Brain Illness or Injury.  Apraxia is a general term. It can cause problems in parts of the body, such as arms and legs. (Again, Don Fouke described the man he saw walking away from the Paul Stine murder scene as ‘Stumbling along, a lumbering walk with a limp’). Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder.  It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that are involved in speaking,  and involves the loss or impairment of existing speech abilities. The disorder may result from a stroke, head injury, tumor, or other illness affecting the brain.Apraxia of speech can be mild or severe. People with apraxia may have: Inconsistent errors

Treatment For Apraxia of Speech:  Rate/Rhythm Control.

Rate- and rhythm-control treatments, such as metronomic pacing and metrical pacing, involve manipulation of rate and/or rhythm to improve speech production or reduce symptoms of AOS.  Rhythmic-control treatments usually have involved slowing the rate of speech production in speakers who already exhibit a reduced production rate.

Metronomic Pacing Treatment.

In metronomic pacing, the speaker produces speech at the rate of one syllable or movement per beat of a metronome. Typically, the beat has been set at a rate significantly slower than the speaker’s habitual rate of speech.


Death

Lawrence Kane, aka Lawrence Cane died on May 20, 2010 at the age of 86 in Nevada. Kane was laid to rest in Northern Nevada’s Veteran Cemetery.

Lawrence Cane Grave


 

Conclusions?

So, can I tell you I know for fact Lawrence Kane was The Zodiac? No,  certainly not!

Would i advise readers to dismiss all other suspects based on the above article and my opinions? Again,  I would answer with a very strong ‘No’.

I have authored this page and laid out the case against Lawrence Kaye aka Kane, it’s up to you the reader to form your opinions and come to your own conclusions.  I am not writing this page with any intent to ‘Covert the Masses’ as it were,  I have just put together everything I have been able to get from Official Channels via FOIA etc, along with help and support From Harvey Hines Brother Oliver, and His Son Destry.

Whatever your opinion and/or conclusions are, good, bad or indifferent, after reading this site,  I hope you found the material written here useful and I hope you enjoyed reading and now have a better understanding of Lawrence Kaye and why He was,  is &  does make the Zodiac Suspects Top Five.

 Thank you for reading.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I want to take a few lines here to acknowledge several people, people who without their help, input and support, this page wouldn’t have been possible:

 Many many thanks to:.

Sandy Betts:  Without you and your help, I don’t think I would have succeeded in securing Lawrence’s full arrest record via the FOIA. Your help with this and other things I am extremely grateful, so thank you.

Oliver Hines, your willingness to contact me and send me Harvey’s full 120 page report is a gesture I cannot thank you enough for. To have your approval on what is written here means everything to me and makes all the effort and researching worth it.

Destry Hines:  To personally have your nod of approval on what I have written here is important to Me and, once again, thank you for your help and material you have given to help.

Online User: GALAXY500: Credit where Credit is due, Forum Member and Online User known as GALAXY500 has made some really interesting discoveries in the form of Old Newspaper reports, article and even one marriage & a divorce Certificate.


miscellaneous

 In July of 2015 two positive things happened. The First, Harvey Hines Brother, Oliver, came across Harvey’s full and complete 120 page report on the Zodiac Case and Suspect Lawrence Kane & took time to upload and send the entire report to myself for which, Oliver, I appreciate beyond words.

The Second Positive? My most recent FOIA came back in which I had asked for the release of any and or all suspects listed in the document (seen below) when the privacy laws and Data Protection Act  no longer are applicable to them (ie…They are deceased.)  There are Nine listed redacted Named suspects in the original public release, now, for the first time and exclusively, here are three of these names….

FOIA Resized

CAMILO ROMERO, DOB: 12-15-38

WILLARD WATTS, DOB: 7-10-24

HENRY WILKINS, DOB: 8-22-17

 PS, If clicking the above document does not allow readers to see the names clearly then Email me and i’ll send a cropped excerpt or full page re-size version to reader via email.

 Update: Watch this Space. . .

In December of 2015, I sent a third Freedom of Information Request asking for the redacted name that appears in an FBI file to be released, a name that the document states is the name of a person who was Identified as the murderer of Paul Lee Stine and ID’d by none other than a witness at the scene in Presidio Heights. Below is a copy I received from the DOJ in reply to my original request in which they released the name or Robert Hale West, a named suspect in the same document but not the suspect ID’d by witness:

eight-yr-old-wtns-doc

UPDATE: June 7th, 2016: Successfully Given Requested Suspect Name! 

FOIA Page Two Edit01

 The above FOIA has been successful in getting the name and address of the man that a witness Identified as possibly responsible for Paul Stine’s murder. The Suspect was Identified as Xenophon (No E at end of Name,  Misspelled in the Document) L. Anthony. He resided at 3218 Jackson Street, San Francisco in 1969.

Anthony would have been 38 Years of Age in October,  1969.


Don Fouke commended for ‘Brave Actions’

D Fouke Clipping


Quotations. . .

I sometimes look out of the window and wonder just how close we’ve come to him at times. We rattled so many cages and kicked so many bushes along the way. We must have been near to him at least once!”  Capt. Ken Narlow.

He is obviously an intelligent individual. He knows that eventually he will be taken into custody. So it would be best that he give himself up before tragedy is written in blood.” Attorney General Thomas C. Lynch.

“The San Francisco Police could have caught Me last night if they had searched the park properly instead of holding road races seeing who could make the most noise. I enjoy needling the blue pigs. Hey pig, I was in the park and You were using fire trucks to mask the sound of your prowl cars.”  Zodiac then made a prediction that sadly, to this day. is true and accurate when He boasted:

 “The police shall never catch me because I have been too clever for them.”  


In Memory of Officer Eric A. Zelms.

I often find myself wishing for the sake of Eric Zelms, that on the night of Oct. 11,1969 there was no blunder in Suspect Description as Black instead of White Male. The reason for this is simple in that maybe, just maybe, when you mentioned the name of Eric Zelms today,  people may have respond with: “Eric Zelms….Oh Yes, I know! Wasn’t  He the Rookie City Cop that apprehended California’s Infamous Zodiac Killer?” Sadly however, this was just not meant to be.

A Senseless, Cowardly Act!

Eric had no way of knowing it, But at the very moment He and Don Fouke encounter The Most dangerous man in California & probably the entire Country, Eric has less than three months to live.  After coming face to face with a ruthless and armed Zodiac Killer and surviving without a scratch,  it seems almost anti-climactic that just Three Months later in the early hours of News Years Day,  Zelms should be the victim of a senseless act of cowardly murder.

 It began when Eric and His Patrol Partner were on break in a diner when the sounds of Glass breaking came from outside. Eric rushed outside to investigate, His colleague oblivious to the events outside the Diner, He’s in the Men’s room answering the call of Nature. Eric quickly observed a front shop window has been smashed at the front of the Second Hand Store right next to the Diner. Eric was seen quickly assessing the situation before telling onlookers to ‘Stay Back’ and then climbing up through the broken window and into the shop’s dark display room.

 An awkward silence fell over the scene. Then Eric was heard Identifying Himself:  “Police Department! If you in here, come out now and do it slowly with your arms in the air……” And it was then that a second voice announced: “Ok, Plase Don’t shoot, I’m here and  I am unarmed Officer” as the voice stepped out from the shadows grabbing Eric’s full attention, His weapon trained directly on this man in front of Him. Eric couldn’t know this was a ruse to divert His attention and Gun over in one direction as a second assailant stepped out from the shadows to violently punch Eric, a blow that caught Him completely Off-Guard sending Him reeling a few steps backward.  Despite this blindsided and unsuspected attack,  Eric managed to stay on His feet. However, before He could  regain His composure, both men converged on Him.  Struggling to overpower Eric & achieve the upper hand while outnumbering Him Two to One, they still could not manage get the better of Him until, in the struggle, Eric’s Revolver is lost and tumbles to the ground. One of the two violently pulls away from the struggle breaking free of the cop’s grasp and wastes no time in retrieving Eric’s Service revolver from the floor.

 Witnesses would later report hearing Two muffled sounds, similar to firecrackers. A few seconds thereafter,  The Police Officer who went in the shattered window, came staggering His way back out through it clutching His Chest and said to the onlookers: “Get My Partner, I’ve been shot!”

Those were the last Six words Eric would ever say. Eric then collapsed in among the shards of broken glass on the sidewalk where He died almost instantly.

  Zelms News Headline

  Eric was survived by a Wife and their infant Son.  He was was just 22 years old.

 Rest in Peace, Officer Eric A. Zelms.

Eric Zelms

Officer Down Memorial Page, Eric Zelms: http://www.odmp.org/officer/14665-officer-eric-a-zelms.


FIAT JUSTITIA RUAT CAELUM! 

Let Justice be Done, Though the Heavens Fall.

Above:   A Maxim of Law that signifies a belief that no matter the circumstances and/or the consequences, justice must be done even if the Heavens have to fall as a result.

No matter who Zodiac is/was, Kane or another, I hope one day soon that Justice is found for David Faraday, Betty-Lou Jensen, Darlene Ferrin, Celelia Shepard & Paul Stine so that after almost half a Century in Waiting, they can finally rest in peace.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to comment below both positive and/or negative comments and observations Accepted and published.


 

Page information here researched, written & published by Alex Lewis.

Anyone wishing to contact Me can do so via Emailing Me at the following Address: WelshChappie@aol.com and please put the subject as RE: LAWRENCE KANE to ensure I don’t overlook/miss the email.

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