Post by Rubislaw32 on Feb 28, 2022 19:07:39 GMT -8
To-day, February 28th 2022, 49 year old Iain Packer was formally charged with murder, abduction and rape of Emma Caldwell, at Glasgow Sheriff's Court. A potentially pivotal moment in the 17 year old murder case, with a murder re-investigation, now 7 years on.
Zodiac case followers, may now wish to focus on the case reviews that appear to remain outstanding, originating from a meeting between then FBI Director James Comey and then Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland, in December 2014 : The Templeton Woods murders of March 1979 & February 1980 (Carol Lannen & Elizabeth McCabe) - and the disappearance and murder of Joan Webster, in November 1981. Dundee, UK, and Boston, MA, respectively.
Iain Packer appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court again, and now faces a total of 38 charges, including the abduction and murder of Emma Caldwell. The other charges concern rape and sexual assault of other sex workers, including Ms Caldwell. It has yet to be ascertained whether Packer is considered to have sexually assaulted Emma, at the time he is charged with having murdered her.
Iain Packer was denied bail, and is held on remand.
New trial date for the murder of Brenda Page. ---------------------------------------------------
The trial of Kit Harrisson, charged with the murder of Brenda Page on July 14th 1978, has been discharged after Mr Harrisson's defence advocate withdrew from representing him, owing to a client-counsel relationship breakdown.
A new trial date is expected to be established on September 2nd. Brenda's murder re-investigation was announced in February 2015, and is seen as having been deemed a Zodiac outlier case, in view of her murder having taken place 5 days before the Zodiac's ''Scotch Tape'' letter of July 19th 1978. A typed letter sent to the SF Chronicle from Los Angeles, inferring a Scottish murder.
The ''Scotch Tape'' letter first found public knowledge, with the publishing of Robert Graysmith's ''Zodiac Unmasked'', in 2002.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2022 12:33:12 GMT -8 by Rubislaw32
Post by Rubislaw32 on Sept 30, 2022 17:38:44 GMT -8
Yesterday at Inverness High Court, 80 year old William MacDowell was found guilty of the murders of his lover Renee MacRae and 3 year old son Andrew, on November 12th 1976, near Inverness UK. Renee MacRae's burnt out BMW car was found abandoned, but the bodies of her and her son have never been recovered.
MacDowell was handed a life sentence, with a minimum 30 year term of imprisonment.
Although the Crown Office will not be making any admissions at this time, the case of Renee & Andrew MacRae is seen as a pattern outlier of the Zodiac Killer case, related to perceived work residences, including Aberdeen UK in 1978 (Brenda Page) and Glasgow UK in 2005 (Emma Caldwell).
Yesterday December 13th 2022, Iain Packer appeared at the Sheriff's Court in Glasgow to formally plead ''not guilty'' to a charge of murder of Emma Caldwell in April 2005.
Mr Packer is facing a total of 46 charges involving the subjection of 27 women to physical and sexual abuse over 26 years.
Judge Lord Beckett set a trial date for 13 months time, to take place at Glasgow High Court. The trial is expected to last 11 weeks.
The previous day December 12th 2022, in Washington D.C., saw the charging of Libyan suspected terrorist known as ''Musoud'' or ''Musud'' with involvement in the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing over the skies of Scotland, December 21st 1988. A terrorist atrocity that accounted for 270 lives lost, including 190 American citizens and 43 of British nationality.
Work by Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland in December 2014 initiated further investigations into these crimes, as well as the murders of Renee and Andrew MacRae in November 1976, and that of Brenda Page in July 1978.
Today at Aberdeen High Court, and after nearly 3 weeks of trial, 82 year old Kit Harrisson was found guilty of the murder of Dr Brenda Page, on July 14th 1978, Allan Street, Aberdeen Scotland UK. The jury took less than 3 hours to arrive at this verdict.
Incriminating evidence included paint flecks inside Mr Harrisson's car, matching paint from Brenda's flat. And, semen samples taken from Brenda's duvet cover providing a DNA match to Mr Harrisson's.
5 days following Brenda's murder, the (presumed) Zodiac sent the Scotch Tape letter (July 19th 1978), from Los Angeles to the SF Chronicle - as documented in Robert Graysmith's Zodiac Unmasked publication (2002).
Brenda Page's murder re-investigation had been announced on February 27th 2015. Three days later, Boston D.A. Jonathan Blodgett informed Eve Carson, sister-in-law to Zodiac outlier victim Joan Webster, that Joan's casefile had been farmed out to assist with murders from the same era. It took Eve's lawyers a further two years to establish where Joan's casefile had disappeared.
At the closing of Brenda Page's murder trial, Judge Lord Richardson stated that Mr Harrisson had carried out ''a premeditated, sustained and vicious attack''. He imposed a life sentence on Harrison, who will be eligible for parole when he is 102 years old.
May 10th 2023 : '' Dereliction of duty - eh FBI ? It's the worst sin of Royalty, since it only encourages the plebs to rise up against a Monarchist society. The Duke of California a.k.a. Sussex a case in point, who sheepishly turned up for his Papa's Coronation, only...''.
May 10th 2023 : ''...to disappear swiftly, like a ghost in the night. As Queen Mary told the once young Queen Elizabeth II: ''Remember you are Royalty - you never get tired; you don't complain, and you enjoy visiting hospitals.''. For Harry & Meghan, Hollywood seemed nicer.''.
Rubislaw32: The FBI document what they are willing to give of that San Jose letter & cryptogram. A note accompanying the cryptogram starts: ''There is no doubt I will do my Thing !''. And ends with a crosshairs symbol. Also, Nov = 8 and (-+62+-). As for Jane Doe 59 ?
Sept 26, 2023 18:56:20 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Prospective therefore: Nov 21st 1969, San Jose PD receive Z's letter & cryptogram. Cryptogram answers Dr Marsh's challenge (Z = The Walrus). But, also indicates Z is responsible for Reet (Jane Doe 59); threatens local widow & contains a Stine shirt swatch.
Sept 26, 2023 13:45:24 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Indeed - the scenario presents itself that since June 2015, investigators are looking at the possibility that Z stabbed Reet to death, in order to copy what Karl Werner was later proven to have done to Snoozy & Furlong. Reet was Z's real 6th murder victim.
Sept 26, 2023 13:25:39 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: In the scheme of Z-matters after Paul Stine Oct. 11th 1969: Time and again, indications point to the gun Z used on Stine was the one Z used as a threatening tool at Lake Berryessa. After Stine, Z had no guns left. Was Reet a Z-copycat of Snoozy & Furlong ?
Sept 26, 2023 12:55:47 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Extra, and as reported on Reet Jurvetson, investigating police know that her body was transported in the back passenger seating of a car to that part of Mulholland Drive where she was dumped. They have her clothes & a pair of spectacles left behind. DNA ?
Sept 26, 2023 11:31:12 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ..(March 1979, Dundee) & Elizabeth McCabe (February 1980, Dundee); Joan Webster (November 1981, Boston) & finally Emma Caldwell (April 2005, Glasgow). Of the 5, Ms Webster & Ms Caldwell favoured. Nov. 6th may show if The DOG show further Caldwell interest.
Sept 26, 2023 10:43:59 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: As a current overview on prospective Zodiac murders after Paul Stine, Reet Jurvetson (November 14th 1969, L.A.) must come into the reckoning. More than likely the Zodiac's 8th claimed victim - but like Snoozy & Furlong, probably a lie. Then, Carol Lannen..
Sept 26, 2023 10:34:07 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: And Mr Mueller, as you attempt to settle into retirement with, officially, a distinguished public service record - you might like to reflect that you have simply joined a growing line of shamed individuals having obstructed Z-justice. The DOG know. Oh yes.
Sept 26, 2023 4:41:23 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ..deftly avoided big problems within the FBI. A couple being Comey's theft of high-profile Zodiac outlier Joan Webster's casefile - and that your young protege back in 2001, Dan Olson, has run amok with Z-disinformation - and fooled the whole world twice !
Sept 26, 2023 4:03:46 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Well, there you go Mr Robert Swan Mueller III - from a privileged family, and likes to tell everyone that your parents would not tolerate deceit among their children. And yet, as appointed Special Investigator, and after a $30 million report, you have so..
Sept 26, 2023 3:59:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Tom: I feel a pot of gold coming my way. Ms Betts: I have never known Tom to make up a lie. Tom: Yes, it's Gyke for me as Zodiac. Ms Betts: Honcho's English was not his 1st language & why he spelt poorly. Tom: I have no reason to doubt what Sandy tells me.
Sept 25, 2023 22:35:37 GMT -8
Rub--law32: To Vallejo PD : My sympathies over ''2 envelopes & a secret lab''. It must have been a surprise finding Poyser's lackey Voigt back as your (misleading) spokesman ? I know - you just won't lower yourselves to his level. Impersonation of a public official.
Sept 25, 2023 20:15:50 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: It came to a point, 4 years ago, that whatever Voigt does, the cops will never entertain him again - unless they need to arrest him. Better that he spends most of his time hurling bricks and insults at the Reddit sub for having 69,000 members. Impressive.
Sept 25, 2023 19:52:55 GMT -8
Chart Observer: You say, Rubislaw32, that Voigt "has a number of good & talented contributors at his site". I wouldn't know. But if this is "your site", I like it!
Sept 25, 2023 19:40:29 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ''Welch''Chappie is an old Voigt joke. On yer bike Muppet.
Sept 25, 2023 19:30:10 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: In answer to Chart Observer's question, I have NO aka's. At one time I used ''Obstacleisagiven'' at Reddit, merely because Voigt had stolen Rubislaw32. Creating a whole file of aka's is his specialty of course - and one reason why cops won't tolerate him.
Sept 25, 2023 19:26:47 GMT -8
Chart Observer: I like it when Tom chimes in ...
Sept 25, 2023 19:20:20 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Voigt has a number of good & talented contributors at his site. Most must surely have twigged what is going on ? Presumably they feel they have nowhere else to go. Sadly, some talented one's like Tahoe 27 have fled the nest of madness already. A shame.
Sept 25, 2023 19:15:00 GMT -8
Chart Observer: Hey Rubislaw32, how many aka's do you have?
Sept 25, 2023 19:11:50 GMT -8