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NANCY BENNALLACK – SOLVED

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Chaucer
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The murder of Nancy Bennallack in Sacramento had been solved through DNA and forensic genealogy.

Her killer was Richard John Davis who died in 1997.

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/sacramento/news/nancy-bennallack-sacramento-murder-cold-case-genetic-genealogy-suspect-id/

“Murder will out, this my conclusion.”
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Posted : August 11, 2022 7:38 am
Richard Grinell
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I can confidently tell you that a Sacramento Sheriff disclosed that DNA from Arthur Leigh Allen excluded him as the murderer of Carol Beth Hilburn. With DNA present from that crime scene also, you would have to believe that Richard John Davis’ DNA does not match the Hilburn case. Therefore the murders of Bennallack and Hilburn (part of the Nightingale Three) are not connected. If they were, we should have known by now.

https://www.zodiacciphers.com/

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Posted : August 11, 2022 6:17 pm
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Wow, was really anticipating this for a long time.  Would like to know more about this person.

 

Now, I wonder what this means with the rumored Halloween Card connection.  Any thoughts?

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Posted : August 12, 2022 3:05 pm
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The rumoured Halloween card connection was never a strong connection but for the timing of the murder and the postmark date, separated by one day. If there were any hints or clues within the Halloween card towards the Nancy Bennallack murder, they are so obscure that they went over everyones head. I, myself, can see no correlation between this communication and the murder – probably because the likelihood of Richard John Davis being the Zodiac Killer is practically zero. Regardless, it’s great to know that another case has been closed, albeit with no consequences for the murderer. The interesting thing to examine now, is the possibility this individual was somehow involved in the murder of Judith Hakari. The brutality in each case was extremely excessive to that required for murder. It’s a fair bet that Richard John Davis didn’t murder just once. The close proximity of the Bennallack and Hakari murders of about 900 feet and 7 months duration, is certainly worth investigators taking a closer look. There is evidence at the abduction and burial site of Judith Hakari that could be examined in respect to this individual.  

https://www.zodiacciphers.com/

“I simply cannot accept that there are, on every story, two equal and logical sides to an argument.” Edward R. Murrow.

 
Posted : August 12, 2022 11:28 pm
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Still no explanation for the “extremely gross” item in the Halloween card allegedly tying Bennallack to Zodiac. Simply false intelligence or is there an imminent smoking gun pointing to Richard Davis?

 
Posted : August 23, 2022 6:39 pm
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Exactly – and this seemed like the best chance to solve the Zodiac case to me, if there was a link as rumored of that item in the Halloween card tied to her death (official crime report indicates a possibility of what it could be).  It could mean a connection to the card, but not the LB crime itself (legally)?  So could be ‘solved’ but not ‘closed’, as Tom alluded to in his front page one-liner in Sept. 2020?  If so, would we ever know?  I’m still wondering…

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Posted : August 23, 2022 7:36 pm
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Posted by: @jacob

Still no explanation for the “extremely gross” item in the Halloween card allegedly tying Bennallack to Zodiac. Simply false intelligence or is there an imminent smoking gun pointing to Richard Davis?

This is a question that I had too. I was told by a well-respected source that this “gross” thing related directly to Nancy, and that Nancy was 100% a Zodiac victim.

“Murder will out, this my conclusion.”
– Geoffrey Chaucer

 
Posted : August 23, 2022 10:54 pm
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Wow, well, I hope it turns out to be true, and if so, something that can eventually be shared with the public of course.  I thought this development would lead to more for sure.

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Posted : August 24, 2022 4:31 am
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Posted by: @chaucer
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Still no explanation for the “extremely gross” item in the Halloween card allegedly tying Bennallack to Zodiac. Simply false intelligence or is there an imminent smoking gun pointing to Richard Davis?

This is a question that I had too. I was told by a well-respected source that this “gross” thing related directly to Nancy, and that Nancy was 100% a Zodiac victim.

We have four possibilities: 

1) Richard Davis was the Zodiac Killer.

2) Davis hoaxed a Zodiac communication as a misdirection.

3) Zodiac somehow had access to the crime scene or mortuary enabling him to falsely take credit for the Bennallack murder.

4) The apparently reliable and trustworthy source linking Zodiac to Bennallack is in fact not reliable at all.

 
Posted : August 24, 2022 1:49 pm
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Posted by: @richard-grinell

I, myself, can see no correlation between this communication and the murder – probably because the likelihood of Richard John Davis being the Zodiac Killer is practically zero.

Davis likely stalked and voyeuristically spied on Bennallack in the buildup to killing her. In the two years prior the Zodiac Killer was stalking and watching couples in intimate situations, notably stabbing a young woman to death with a ferocious sadism. In my opinion these two killers are not hugely dissimilar and, if imagining Davis as Zodiac, the extremity of Bennallack’s home invasion killing could represent an escalation typical of serial killers.

 
Posted : August 24, 2022 2:00 pm
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Still no explanation for the “extremely gross” item in the Halloween card allegedly tying Bennallack to Zodiac. Simply false intelligence or is there an imminent smoking gun pointing to Richard Davis?

This is a question that I had too. I was told by a well-respected source that this “gross” thing related directly to Nancy, and that Nancy was 100% a Zodiac victim.

We have four possibilities: 

1) Richard Davis was the Zodiac Killer.

2) Davis hoaxed a Zodiac communication as a misdirection.

3) Zodiac somehow had access to the crime scene or mortuary enabling him to falsely take credit for the Bennallack murder.

4) The apparently reliable and trustworthy source linking Zodiac to Bennallack is in fact not reliable at all.

1. While it’s possible, I find the likelihood of Davis being Zodiac to be very, very low.

2. This is certainly possible, but I would think this would be a tremendous coincidence. I think a more likely scenario is that the Halloween card was hoaxed by someone other than Davis and it was connected to Bennallack after the fact. 

3. This is interesting.

4. I think it’s also possible that the source that told me was given information to them and misled themselves by an unreliable source. 

“Murder will out, this my conclusion.”
– Geoffrey Chaucer

 
Posted : August 24, 2022 10:13 pm
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A reply from Tom Voigt: “There was something about the Halloween card that interested Bennallack investigators from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. What, I don’t know.”

 
Posted : August 25, 2022 3:32 pm
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That sounds way more vague and not as interesting as “something gross” that “virtually ties” with “near certainty” Bennallack and LB crime.  Seems there was a lot more confident language used before the news the crime was solved.  Feels like either it was false or embellished somehow and did not pan out, or has gotten more serious and folks have gone mum.  I thought there would be a lot more.

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Posted : August 26, 2022 7:26 am
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On November 17, 2019, a user asked Tom about what linked the Hakari/Bennallack murders to Zodiac.

His reply: “Something included with the Halloween card. If true, it’s extremely gross. I got the info from within one of the jurisdictions.”

Later, I learned from my own source, that the “extremely gross” thing was that Zodiac allegedly sealed his envelopes with his own semen. I asked Tom about this directly, and he said that that was not the “extremely gross” thing related to the Halloween card. 

Yesterday, a user on his forum asked about the “extremely gross thing”.

His reply: “There was something about the Halloween card that interested Bennallack investigators from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. What, I don’t know.”

Tom’s first indication is that he knows what the thing included in the Halloween card is and describes it as “extremely gross”. His latest post implies that he doesn’t know what the thing is at all. 

I hope Tom clarifies.

“Murder will out, this my conclusion.”
– Geoffrey Chaucer

 
Posted : August 26, 2022 3:52 pm
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Posted by: @serya

That sounds way more vague and not as interesting as “something gross” that “virtually ties” with “near certainty” Bennallack and LB crime.  

Who are you quoting?

 
Posted : August 27, 2022 8:01 pm
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