This trip started in San Francisco on a very
odd note: Shortly after midnight someone falsely informed the hotel I had left. A few
hours later I found this advertisement in the parking lot for an event called
From left to right: Scott, Bill, Sandy, Mike
and Roger in San Francisco studying the letters I received last winter from a person
claiming to be the Zodiac.
In our San Francisco hotel, Mike observes Ed
updating Zodiackiller.com with our daily activities.
Ed's loose in Chinatown. We were all quite
happy to leave San Francisco, as much of our time was spent trying to navigate the
confusing Chinatown/North Beach streets.
From left to right: Ed, Roger, Sandy, Lisa,
Bill, Mike and Scott upon our arrival in Vallejo.
Sandy at lunch. It seemed we rarely had time
From left to right: Roger, Ed, Scott, Sandy,
Lisa, Bill and Mike at Vallejo's best bar, the Valano Club.
Ed attempting to beat me at pool. Although I
might appear concerned, I was simply worried that Ed would pull a muscle.
Lisa and Sandy holding the Valano Club's
collection of local nightclub memorabilia. Note Terry's Waffle Shop at the top center.
(Zodiac victim Darlene Ferrin worked at Terry's at the time of her murder.)
Zodiac suspect Arthur Leigh Allen's former
residence at 32 Fresno Street in Vallejo. Aside from a fresh paint job, the house looks as
it did in the 1960s and 1970s -- much to the chagrin of its current occupants.
The approximate location of the Darlene Ferrin
murder at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo.
Although the park has changed considerably
since 1969, we were able to determine the Ferrin murder took place near this grove of
The area known as "Zodiac Island" at
Lake Berryessa, scene of the Sept. 27, 1969 attack. The location is accessible on foot
when the water level is lower.
From left to right: Roger, me (Tom), Ed,
Sandy, Mike and Scott at Lake Berryessa enjoying one of our many discussions about the
From left to right: Ed, Mike, Bill, Sandy and
Roger on the shores of Lake Berryessa.
A close-up of the crime scene on "Zodiac
From left to right: Ed, Scott, Mike, Roger,
Bill and Sandy at Moskowite Corners near Lake Berryessa. The locals who frequent this
grocery store/saloon are very familiar with the Zodiac case.
From left to right: Scott, Bill, Sandy, Mike,
Ed and Roger on the back patio at Moskowite Corners.
At Moskowite Corners, Bill shows Mike, Sandy
and Ed nonclassified information from his possible Zodiac case of 1963.
From left to right: Scott, Mike, Ed, Sandy and
Roger in the saloon at Moskowite Corners. Aside from a frog living in the men's bathroom,
the saloon is a fine establishment.
The crime scene of Zodiac's 1968 attack at
Lake Herman Road in Vallejo.
The "NO TRESPASSING" sign had
several interesting things scrawled on it, including "Tom Voigt is the Zodiac."
Even though 35 years have passed since the
Zodiac killed David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen, the Lake Herman area has changed very
Looking toward the crime scene from the gravel
road off Lake Herman Road. At the time of the killings, this road lead to a shooting
The location in downtown Napa of Zodiac's
phone call to the police on Sept. 27, 1969. The phone booth is gone but the surrounding
area has not changed very much.
The highlight of the trip had to be our
meeting with retired detective Ken Narlow. (Second from left.) Ken investigated Zodiac's
Lake Berryessa attack for many years.
Time flies! Mike, Scott and Ed saying goodbye
at the San Francisco airport. We'll do it again very soon, guys.