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Donna Lass, Pines Card solution and Golf. My solution explaining all the card elements.

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Donna Lass

 

Facts:

The facts I got from the contemporary newspapers state the following:

Miss Donna Ann Lass, 25, a nurse who worked in South Lake Tahoe’s Sahara Casino, went missing after her work shift on September 6, 1970. She was never seen again. There appears to be little to zero to indicate how she vanished. Nothing was unusual except for a missing Donna Lass.

Pines Card:

Donna Lass got national newspaper coverage when the Zodiac killer mailed in correspondence nicknamed the Pines card by researchers, postmarked March 22, 1971.

This Pines card was officially declared a Zodiac communication by Sherwood Morrill, also mentioned by the newspapers. It is believed the Zodiac is referencing Donna Lass.

There are several words formed from newspaper cut-outs pasted onto the card, and they read as the following:

· Sought Victim 12

· Peek through the pines

· Pass Lake Tahoe areas

· Around in the snow

· Sierra club

In addition to this, the card had a hole punched through it. The same punching was used around the sides of the card to give it the appearance of waves.

Investigators in the papers tried to connect the card clues with a possible dumpsite for the body of Donna Lass. They made some deductions, but the one they seem to focus on was that the image used in the card was traced to an advertisement for Incline Villages at Lake Tahoe. There are many more suggestions for locations, but nothing turned up.

13 Hole Card

If there was any doubt over the card being a Zodiac communication, it was with luck that researchers unearthed what they thought was a hoax Zodiac communication. The October 7, 1970 communication, called the 13 hole card by researchers, resembled the Pines card but had 13 holes punched out and using some wording the Zodiac was known to use.

Therefore, it is believed this communication is a prototype of the Pines card, and because the papers didn’t print it, Zodiac created the Pines card to try and get attention.

New Trail

I believe I have found a new trail. I have been interested in the possibility of a golf connection for a while because of various things pointing to it and the use of a puncher on these cards.

I recently found that it is possible to explain the whole card, find a possible location, and put it all together by using this golf theme.

  1. The puncher and holes can be associated with golf scorecard punching. The Zodiac kept scores in his communications.

  2.  Sierra CLUB is an organization but the double meaning is probably a golf stick.
  3. Around in the snow. Another double-meaning for “a round” of winter golf.
  4. Pass Lake Tahoe areas. Double-meaning a “golf membership pass”.
  5. The prototype calls the victim a big thirteenth, not a big thirteen. That is consistent with what you would call the thirteenth hole.
  6.  Pines card is therefore referencing the 12th hole.

There is more. I also found a news article that held many references and even included some interesting ones that we have covered. So it seems a casual sports and recreation writer had put the words and meanings together in an unrelated topic-golf.

Halfway down you get the flow of keywords.

It reads:

“Then northward back to Sierra, through Long [maybe meant lone here] Pine and Bishop, to Lake Tahoe, where they found the most interesting golf course of all, the Tahoe Paradise Golf club.”

Sierra, through, pine, lake Tahoe, club, and then an extra word that really should get our attention-Paradise. A particular word the Zodiac used very often included in his coded messages. The Zodiac referenced Paradise (spelling it Paradice) many times over in his communications. It even appears in the latest Z340 crack

Location

We may not have to think much here at all. The one theme keeps it simple.

The Pines card clues are probably directions with puns and double meanings to the Paradise Golf club. So we are there already. All we need to do is look at what the twelfth and thirteenth hole may mean to us.

These two adjacent Tahoe Paradise golf course holes happen to be on the furthest point of the golf course and very near a wooded area. So I think this is the region where to look.

It also turns out that Donna Lass worked no less than 10 miles or a 20 min car ride from the Sahara hotel to this golf course. So this is also an important area for this case.

Distance from Donna Lass work to Paradise Golf Course.

Thank you for taking the time out to read this. It required effort on your part to get through it all, so again, I hope it gives you something maybe you didn’t have before. I think this pathway might be promising.

I am quite confident this is probably it or very close to it because officials were looking closely at clues exactly like this and following up on them. I just think I have revealed more.

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Posted : July 30, 2021 2:42 pm
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www.zodiachalloweencard.com has a 400 paged book for free containing the super solution with an overarching explanation of the cards and more.

 
Posted : July 31, 2021 12:10 pm
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1971/08/28/abraham-lincoln-lawyer-statesman-and-golf-nut

The New Yorker, August 28, 1971 P. 33 (1 Month before the Pines Card).

Angered at the distortion of truth on TV quiz shows, the writer hoped to set a few of the facts on Lincoln straight, especially concerning his love of sports. Even during the Civil War, hardly a day went by that he wasn’t up at dawn to play 18 holes before breakfast. He was also “a top-notch bowler, a more than capable handball player, & an avid water skier.” Because of his height & left-handed hook shot, he was a basketball player who led the Springfield Celtics to 4 consecutive championships, Lincoln was a “red-hot baseball & football fan” in the days when the Washington Senators were really members of the U.S. Senate. But as the problems of the Civil War deepened, the President was forced to cut his golfing to 3 mornings a week & to give up handball & water skiing entirely. He tried to keep up by reading the sports pages, though, & at any social event, could be seen huddled in a corner with his cronies, exchanging the latest scores & sports gossip. The writer ends with memorable words of the Great Emancipator, spoken at a dinner given by Secretary Stanton to celebrate General Sherman’s march to Augusta Golf Course: “If you can’t play a sport, be one!”

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Posted : July 31, 2021 10:03 pm
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In golf the speed at which the game flows is called the pace of play.

See 13 hole card.

 

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Posted : August 8, 2021 11:58 am
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Driving this all home. Includes Eureka card solve and many more.

 

Golf connection theme pays off all the time.

Donna Lass, the 13 Hole card and Sierra card solve.

The Exorcist symbol and golf ball markings solve.

No address solve (4th August 1969 letter).

4th August 1969 letter

Don Quixote Blast card solve.

 

Blast – A bunker shot from the sand. ( April 28, 1970.)

Good….Bye solve.

 

Bye – play remaining holes after game is already won.

And now the Eureka card solve.

Snowman

Snowman – Score a eight on a hole.

If you are interested in this then you may like my Halloween Card solve. Big infographic.

This also may put a spin on my Concerned Citizen Card solve.

Toe

Toe is a part of the golf club face. You can hit a ball out of water if it is floating close to the green.

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Posted : August 12, 2021 3:42 pm
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This is an interesting set of ideas. I don’t play golf so I can’t say for myself, but were all of these golf-related words/phrases definitely in use in the 1960s/70s?

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Posted : August 18, 2021 1:39 pm
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Most of them should be old terminology because I often use the word ‘vintage’ when researching stuff, like the golf clubs with the cross-hairs for example.

Eureka card was sent in 1990.

So that’s snowman covered pre-1990 in 1987 California for example.

If there are any words that stand out as possibly post-Zodiac communications then I can go look for more but most of them are very common golf terms. Even the word BYE is used in other sports.

 

 

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Posted : August 18, 2021 8:01 pm
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Damn you, I’m starting to see this everywhere now ? 

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Posted : August 19, 2021 2:45 pm
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Posted by: @jamesmsv

Damn you, I’m starting to see this everywhere now ? 

You should be because it is. Scoring and everything else.

There are people who have absorbed enough material to realize the Zodiac is using puns. It takes awhile even with some of the experts but once you get there it makes following a lot of stuff easier to realize why this and that and to spot them because they are odd (well odd compared to the other sociopath stuff). Once you tease them out it becomes a lot easier to see the theme.

The fore on the stamp and the snowman are the final assertions anyone needs that yes, it’s golf.

 

 

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Posted : August 20, 2021 5:32 am
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Seems someone did a map of where Zodiac mailed from.

https://forum.zodiackillerciphers.com/community/postid/69315/

Golf and fishing again.

Presideo Golf Course is what stands out there to me again. 

Lake Merced Park also has Golf courses.

Fishing is what stands out by Fisherman’s Warf. Fishing is what seems to stand out at Lake Berryessa as a recreational activity there.

BTW, the hidden trait of the Zodiac I would go for, is that he is a gambler and has a gambling problem. This connects back to Donna Lass working at a Casino.

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Posted : August 29, 2021 7:29 am
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