Kenneth Lester German has been named as a suspect in the Zodiac case.
The family of Kenneth Lester German remembers him wearing a uniform and they thought that he was a deputy in the Solano County Sheriff’s Department. However, Detective Sergeant Dax West has verified that Kenneth Lester German was in the Suisun City Police Department (and never was in the Solano County Sheriff’s Department).
Are you all brain dead, being a complete idiot is the only excuse for not seeing the obvious. Kenneth Lester German was officially named a suspect. I’m ale a look at Powers picture of his grandfather now look at all the other so called suspects. Truly remarkable and the fact that it gets no press tells me someone who is in the know has financial gain in pinning it on one of the distractions in pool of suspects. Now I would politely say the proof is in the pudding.👍🏻
Post by Apple Florez on Nov 27, 2020 5:58:56 GMT -8
I wish to apologize for my angry outburst. I have been harassed and threatened for my post of possible "Donna Lass photo" I was out of line and should not have made the derogatory remarks concerning suspect KLG. I personally don't believe Klg is the Zodiac Killer. However to dismiss his possible connection entirely is not possible for me because of the photo of Donna that was taken in his home. Recently I have been tested and scored in the top 5% as being a Super Recognizer. With all the scrutiny I have faced behind the photo I submitted online of Donna Lass, I encourage nay sayers to research the term "Super Recognizer" This is not the first time this has happened to me concerning a photo. I look forward to learning more on the subject of "SUPER RECOGNITION."
Hi Apple Florez . I can understand your frustration , but the the Zodiac internet '' old guard '' can be difficult to convince , with so many claims coming and going over the years . It is refreshing , in a way , that you don't personally believe that KLG is the Zodiac .
Personally , I can only see a way forward , in understanding the authenticity of the photograph and whether it is Donna Lass or not , is to know who actually produced its uncovering , in the first place .
Was it Jake Herminghaus who now holds custody of the photograph , who actually produced the photograph's uncovering also ?
Or , was it Mr.Powers ?
Without this information , I don't see that this whole subject has much further traction .
The photograph does look like it could be Donna Lass , but further information has to be forthcoming , with respect to the photograph .
Thanks for your post at this site , and please do post again , if you can offer more details .
Post by Cleta aka Apple on Nov 27, 2020 20:47:39 GMT -8
The photograph came from Phillip Powers he gave it to a detective in Lake Tahoe. Along with two gold money clips. He said he found the photo in his grandfather's stuff and that he remembers her always wearing lots jewelry and staying at his grandfather's for a period of time. I was doing some research and stumbled on the photo a year later and recognized her and began to share it. He was also trying to get more information about the lady named Donna from the photo.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Nov 27, 2020 21:18:16 GMT -8
Thanks for your transparency , Apple Florez .
I have taken a keen interest in this , and without any actual proof that the photograph is of Donna Lass , it is nevertheless a worrying scenario from the Zodiac case's point of view , since the middle-aged lady does certainly look as if it could be Donna Lass .
If you are sure that Phillip Powers is telling the truth , about how he came by acquiring the photograph , then the emphasis is on Detective Jake Herminghaus of the South Lake Tahoe Police , to investigate , and attempt to come up with an explanation . All one can really do , as a member of the public , is to keep pushing law enforcement . Options that you may have , is to approach a politician or even a Human Rights lawyer , over this matter .
What I have found , in the past , is that law enforcement agencies don't like to have an argument between themselves , in public .With the disappearance of Donna Lass , the two main agencies involved in her disappearance , were the FBI and South Lake Tahoe Police Department . If , for example , it was actually Detective Herminghaus that found the photograph , it could be that he might be using Mr.Powers as a ( related ) means , to point a finger of suspicion subliminally , at the FBI , for not having told the South Lake Tahoe Police the whole truth over the disappearance of Ms.Lass ( ? ) - or , even accuse the FBI over wasting their ( the P.D.'s ) time , in investigations .
This matter has been going on , without a resolution for two years .
It is perhaps time that you try to find a politician who will listen to your concerns .
Thanks again , and this site would be happy to hear if you are able to make any progress .
Post by Rubislaw32 on Nov 29, 2020 19:56:06 GMT -8
U.S.Senators : Diane Feinstein , Kamala D.Harris
Governor of California : Gavin Newson
Chief of Staff to the Governor of California : Ann O'Leary
If anyone , like Apple Florez , has an issue with an aspect of the Zodiac case , for which they feel is not receiving satisfactory attention , then :
i ) Prepare a hand-written letter , outlining your concerns .
ii ) Contact the office of the politician , leaving personal details , and informing them in advance that a letter from you is on its way . Secure the name of the person you speak to , as a future reference .
iii ) Once , as should be the case that they reply to your letter , then emailing is acceptable thereafter , if this option is given by the politician's office .
Seeing as it remains yet confirmed that a photo that is suggested '' might '' be of a middle-aged Donna Lass, from circa 1980's, belongs to :
Detective Jake Herminghuis
....then the mystery over whether Donna Lass was still alive, as a middle-age women, is advanced no further.
If the photo belongs to Detective Jake Herminghuis of the South Lake Tahoe P.D. , then :
One possibility is, that the photo is of a sister of Donna Lass. Donna had three sisters. Her sister that was closest in age was Karen Katherine Lass Lounsbery - just 32 months older than Donna. Karen died February 10th 2020. There is one photo of Karen, at her obituary site, aged about 75, and I can see that the photo of a middle-age woman owned by either Phillip Powers or Detective Jake Herminghuis '' might '' be one depicting Donna's sister Karen.
ONE explanation for the emergence of the photo is, that Detective Jake Herminghuis is not happy by what he believes that he has found, in investigating the disappearance of Donna Lass. It may be that Herminghuis believes that '' another police force '' has known information about Donna Lass, for which that other police force has never disclosed publicly, to anyone else. Be it the South Lake Tahoe P.D.......OR even, Donna's family.
Detective Jake Herminghuis would be more than welcome to visit this site to refute or admit any inferences that he feels that I may have made. He would be treated with the utmost of respect and gratitude for making matters transparent, as they stand.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2021 12:55:49 GMT -8 by Rubislaw32
Perhaps, for historical accuracy, it should be pointed out that the FBI were involved in investigating the initial disappearance of Donna Lass, a nurse residing in South Lake Tahoe who, failed to turn up for work, having completed her previous work shift in the early hours of September 6th 1970. This was followed by an anonymous phone call to her employers, explaining that Donna had now left South Lake Tahoe and would not be returning to her work. Donna's car was later found abandoned, with Donna registered as a missing person ever since.
It was the FBI, facilitated by the San Francisco Chronicle who, suggested that they had good reasons to believe that the Zodiac Killer may have been responsible for Donna's disappearance, and possible death. But, with no body ever discovered anyway, this claim by the FBI remains unconfirmed, as a statement of fact.
Was the photo of a middle-age woman, a picture that actually depicts Karen Katherine Lass Lounsbery - a sister of Donna Lass ?
The photo in electronic form, currently resides at zodiackiller.com
Perhaps a member of zodiackiller.com might like to transfer the photo of Karen Katherine Lass Lounsbery at her obituary site, and place it beside the photo of the middle-age woman, for visual comparison ?
(....or indeed, a comparison to Donna's other two sisters ? )
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2021 13:38:28 GMT -8 by Rubislaw32
Of possible relevance to the disappearance of Donna Lass is the news, now a year on ( September 2020 ) of the discovery of a skull, just off a cycling path ( Flume Trail ) about 5 miles from Incline village, Lake Tahoe.
The skull and unspecified other body parts were sent to Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office. But, a year on, no further news.
Of possible extra note is, that although the apparently '' belated '' and presumed but officially unconfirmed Zodiac Pines Card, included a graphic depicting Incline Village, the skull was actually found within a mile of the former site of the tourist attraction '' The Ponderosa Ranch ''.
Of possible coincidence is that the Sacramento Bee reported the discovery of the body of missing nurse Judith Hakari, in a shallow grave, next to an old mine shaft beside '' Ponderosa Way '' at the village of Weimar, about half-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe....on April 25th 1970.
Of possible further coincidence is that the Zodiac mailed his '' Dragon Card '' depicting two '' Miner 49ers '' on April 28th 1970 - the day following the Sacramento Bee's Judith Hakari reportage ( April 27th 1970 ).
Of possible further coincidence is that the first adult suspect of the double-murder at Lake Herman Road, and then still a prime Zodiac suspect, William Joseph Grant, owned a luxury chalet at the village of Weimar which, he would often use as his weekend retreat.
It appears unlikely that either the Zodiac or William Joseph Grant were responsible for the death of Judith Hakari ( or indeed Donna Lass ) - but it certainly looks as if the Zodiac seized an opportunity with the Weimar-linked Judith Hakari discovery, to palm-blame Grant for complicity in Judith's murder.
Palm-blaming William Joseph Grant, to the point of persecution, does seem to have held an all too familiar theme with the Zodiac Killer.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2021 23:57:59 GMT -8 by Rubislaw32
Rubislaw32: Dear CA DOJ - I have an idea for Alcatraz. How about erecting a Reality TV tower in memory of Team FIB, who claimed to be at the heart of Zodiac investigations : Kevin Fagan, Dan Olson & 3 not real citizens. FIB-TV in honour of those who conned in vain.
Oct 6, 2022 8:51:47 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...July 24th 1968 : ''Editor - I have an idea for Alcatraz. How about erecting a high TV tower in memory of the three K's : Jack K, Martin Luther K and Bobby K. KKK-TV in honour of those three men who died in vain. ABE HIRSON SF.'' (Abel - her son).
Oct 6, 2022 7:21:38 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...respectability, but she is still shanty dirty Irish. You thought you could buy the Presidency and did once. America doesn't want dynasties. Jack had to die. Bobby had to die. Teddy has to die.''. The Zodiac's ''KKK-TV'' letter to the SF Chronicle...
Oct 6, 2022 7:14:42 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Extract from the Zodiac to Joseph Kennedy Sr. July 1968 : ''You were an unethical business robber and crook. You had a movie actress mistress. Your devoted wife only stayed at home long enough to get pregnant. With your stolen money she tried to buy...
Oct 6, 2022 7:08:15 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: trousers down & hand in the cookie jar, to Director Wray hiding from Lord Advocate James Wolffe, over the ''340 Soda Siphons'' scandal-to be. But, that is a drop in the ocean compared to denying the truth to the family of Donna Lass - and for 50 YEARS.
Oct 6, 2022 5:36:03 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Oh to have 5 minutes civilised conversation with William Barr - the most sensible and intelligent US Attorney General that America has ever had (and the bravest). Yes FBI - Mr Barr knows everything, from the moment Director Comey got caught with his...
Oct 6, 2022 5:30:01 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: I will just place this in black & white, in case DOJ's are in any doubt (and sucks to The FIB regardless). Z arrived in Vallejo for work February 4th 1968. But, his home address was Memphis TN for LHR & BRS attacks. THEN, Greater L.A. for LB & PH attacks.
Oct 6, 2022 4:11:46 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: From a Z-extortionist perspective, I think that it needs to be emphasised that Z 'hated' Edward Kennedy for a whole year BEFORE the Chappaquiddick scandal. After, the Zodiac hated Edward Kennedy ten-fold. Why ? Teddy abandoned a woman in her hour of need.
Oct 6, 2022 3:43:23 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ..posing as ''concerned citizen'' sheepishly offered up the cipher keys to Z408 on August 10th 1969 - it was to be another 7 weeks before his reawakening with Lake Berryessa on September 27th. Where had Z been ? Summer vacation & HOME MOVE TO LOS ANGELES.
Oct 6, 2022 3:16:20 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Indeed - Lake Berryessa & Presidio Heights attacks are post-Mary Jo Kopechne, and by more than two months. No ''ordinary'' two months though - with the Manson murders and first Moon landing taking up world headlines in newspapers also. After the Zodiac....
Oct 6, 2022 3:10:36 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ..already put his claws into the Kennedy family for one year, and Senator Edward Kennedy in particular - with the FBI holding sizable Zodiac extortion material. Whether unfair or not, the FBI may well receive some blame for Zodiac ''projects'' at LB & PH.
Oct 6, 2022 2:52:42 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...spot the Zodiac as a compulsive extortionist. When would have been a realistic time to have spotted him ? From all information I have gathered to date - in the wake of the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne July 18th 1969. At that time, the Zodiac had...
Oct 6, 2022 2:46:17 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: In looking ahead, with tentative optimism and when the dust has settled, I believe that nine-tenths of case analysis will focus on the mistakes made in not stopping the Zodiac in his tracks. And this will largely focus on the FBI's role in failing to....
Oct 6, 2022 2:40:37 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ..difficult enough to bring this Zodiac case to a satisfactory conclusion - the DOJ's are having to put up with an agency (FBI) actively attempting to defeat the ends of justice, and at tax-payers' expense. Down the line, there will be all hell to pay for.
Oct 5, 2022 18:26:57 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Indeed - the 1972 Private Citizens letter was a ''minor coup'' in the scheme of things, for it made transparent and confirmed the actual intentions and strategy of the FBI - which runs contrary to anything they have claimed to date. If it doesn't appear...
Oct 5, 2022 18:22:45 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: I am aware of the ''legal father'' in question. I even spoke with him once. From all accounts he was always there as moral support for his wife. Imagine being 15 with life in order, and suddenly your mother tells you things ? Devastating, I believe.
Oct 5, 2022 17:04:56 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: I do understand certain frustrations. There are two members of Zodiac's victims' families, for whom I have given every possible extra information - except names.''Them's the rules'', in order not to compromise chances of possible successful prosecutions.
Oct 5, 2022 16:50:56 GMT -8
Geo1: And, although he was decent, he was a prominent witness in this matter, with little mention and no interrogation, as it pertains to your account.
Oct 5, 2022 16:47:13 GMT -8
Geo1: Yes, however, there is no need to placate moderators or LE agencies when in search of the truth which, if captured, would provide resolve for the victim's families, at least to a major extent.
Oct 5, 2022 16:39:55 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: For the Z-suspect's legal father, he did the ''decent thing'' by offering Z's mother a quick marriage, in order to spare her blushes. Social stigma was much more acutely felt in those days, and a world war tended to make young folk act more on impulse.
Oct 5, 2022 16:34:37 GMT -8