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A while back, Tahoe had discovered a possible conection to Donna Lass in Vallejo (I cant remember what it was off hand),maybe she can chime in.

Are there any ties to her in Vallejo?

In 1970, there was a WAYNE LASS living at 7 Sims Ave, Vallejo. Is he a relative of hers,anybody know?

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Posted : August 16, 2013 5:49 pm
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Sandy Betts found this same guy and posted about him back in 2003:

"By Sandy (Sandy) (12-233-91-30.client.attbi.com – 12.233.91.30) on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 – 06:59 am:
Howard ,Great work again ! I found a Wayne Lass and a Donna in Vallejo living on Sims st. Wayne worked in S.F. at E.F. Hutton. I am writing this off the top of my head so the date may not be exact. I believe I found the date to be 1970 Vallejo XX directory. The only other Lass I found was in S.F. Named Sue Lass a hair dresser,and ofcourse Donna living on Balboa in S.F. Thanks again for the info on Kane. Now I can focus on my R.H.as the licker of the stamps, and perhaps the writer. I can’t let Kane off as a killer who I know is connected to R.H., because I have seen the two of them together, one other person who escaped being killed by him also saw the two of them together. Thanks again Howard !!"

He IS in the 1970 Vallejo directory,thats how I found him, however, it does not list his occupation.

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Posted : August 16, 2013 5:57 pm
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His name was WAYNE F. LASS. Married to (?) Donna Lea Lass . He would be 77 today if he was alive,but I think he died in 1999.

So,open it up for the conspiracy theorists…what if the ‘wrong’ Donna Lass was killed? :o

I think this is him in the 1940 census:

Name:
Wayne Lass
Birth:
abt 1937 – South Dakota
Residence:
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota

LASS, WAYNE F. was born 27 July 1936, received Social Security number 503-32-1217, (indicating South Dakota)

Isn’t that where Donna’s Sister lived? This guy may be a Relative.

Also, think for one second about the xmas card sent to Donna Lass(mailed from Pleasanton). Assuming for one moment that it was really from Z, how would he know the address if Donna’s sister in another state, with a different last name? That could indicate somebody who knew the Family mailed it. Then again, Mike Cole mentioned this back in 2006:
"The S.F. Chronicle published Mary’s name and the city in which she was employed (which also happens to have been the city in which she lived) in the March 26, 1971 article: Zodiac Hints of a Body Near Tahoe"

Weird,I cant find ONE record for Donna Ann Lass of any sort on Ancestry.com

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Posted : August 16, 2013 6:00 pm
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Gotta love the zynchronisities!

There is a Donna Lass living in Vallejo. No relation to THE Donna Lass or her family. Small, creepy world we live in.

She married into that name. She did attend Vallejo High School.

Donna lived in SF with a lady who also attended Vallejo High School and became a nurse. All the friends (nurses) lived in SF together.


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : August 16, 2013 8:51 pm
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Gotta love the zynchronisities!

There is a Donna Lass living in Vallejo. No relation to THE Donna Lass or her family. Small, creepy world we live in.

She married into that name. She did attend Vallejo High School.

Donna lived in SF with a lady who also attended Vallejo High School and became a nurse. All the friends (nurses) lived in SF together.

My point is, the guy Donna Lass in Vallejo married, Wayne, was from South Dakota. That’s where Donna’s sister lived. I think it’s likely they are related,even if the name DONNA is just a coincidence.

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Posted : August 16, 2013 9:00 pm
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^^

You never know morf. Stranger things have happened!

I shared the info about the Vallejo Donna Lass a while back (along with the Vallejo Donna’s photo) with Donna’s friend who also still speaks to Mary on a regular basis. No revelations, but maybe that was overlooked in her conversations with Mary. I will ask.


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : August 16, 2013 9:22 pm
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^^

You never know morf. Stranger things have happened!

I shared the info about the Vallejo Donna Lass a while back (along with the Vallejo Donna’s photo) with Donna’s friend who also still speaks to Mary on a regular basis. No revelations, but maybe that was overlooked in her conversations with Mary. I will ask.

Maybe you can find out if Mary & Donna were related to anybody named WAYNE, born in SD on 7/27/36? He was living in 1940 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota,at 714 Menlo Ave the same town Mary lived, they are almost certainly related!

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Posted : August 16, 2013 9:28 pm
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Done! Eagerly waiting a reply.


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : August 16, 2013 9:45 pm
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Done! Eagerly waiting a reply.

Thanks, Wayne’s Father was named FRANK or FRANCIS, if it helps, and Wayne had an Aunt Violet & Uncle Charles. If this turns out that this Wayne is Donna’s Cousin,and he lived in Vallejo,that would be real interesting, anybody else agree?

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Posted : August 16, 2013 10:02 pm
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Done! Eagerly waiting a reply.

Thanks, Wayne’s Father was named FRANK or FRANCIS, if it helps, and Wayne had an Aunt Violet & Uncle Charles. If this turns out that this Wayne is Donna’s Cousin,and he lived in Vallejo,that would be real interesting, anybody else agree?

And the same one who lived in SF and married a woman named Donna? Hell yes. Even if it means nothing, it damn intereresting! ;)


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : August 16, 2013 10:20 pm
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In the 1940 census, I think Donna’s Sister was 4-5 years old or so, and I think I found her living in Prairie, Union, South Dakota, with sisters, Patricia & Joan (Donna not born yet).

Wayne was listed in the 1940 census as living in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (where Mary lived when she got the xmas card)

These two locations are 7 hours apart,but anything is possible,relatives can live in different parts of the same state.

Wayne F Lass
Birth27 JUL 1936inSioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South DakotaDeath14 JUN 1999inVallejo, Solano County, California

193627 JulSioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Francis Peter Lass1900 – 1977 (Dad)

Minnie Lucille Flanery1910 – 1938 (Mom)

3 source citations

Marriage to Private
19584 OctAge: 22Reno, Nevada, USA

Residence
1996Age: 60Vallejo, CA

1 source citation

Death
199914 JunAge: 62Vallejo, Solano County, California

2 source citations

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Posted : August 16, 2013 10:33 pm
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Now this gets real interesting. Wayne (and possibly Donna) had Family in Los Angeles in 1966 (not far from RIverside)

Katherine "Katie" Frances Henle
Birth24 Oct 1876inIowa, United StatesDeath2 Apr 1966inLos Angeles, California

Katherine Henle is in the Family tree here for Wayne. She died in L.A. in 66
There is a LURA HENLE in the 66 Riverside phonebook! :o

And another relative of Wayne Lass in southern CA:

Violet Lass
Birth21Jun1917inSioux Falls, South Dakota, USADeath7 Apr 2000inDowney, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Posted : August 16, 2013 10:40 pm
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…Isn’t that where Donna’s Sister lived? This guy may be a Relative.

Also, think for one second about the xmas card sent to Donna Lass(mailed from Pleasanton). Assuming for one moment that it was really from Z, how would he know the address if Donna’s sister in another state, with a different last name? That could indicate somebody who knew the Family mailed it. Then again, Mike Cole mentioned this back in 2006:
"The S.F. Chronicle published Mary’s name and the city in which she was employed (which also happens to have been the city in which she lived) in the March 26, 1971 article: Zodiac Hints of a Body Near Tahoe"

A link to that newspaper article: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=854


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : August 16, 2013 10:55 pm
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Morf–in that article….Donna’s Mother’s name was "Frances".

Many times family names people after others. ;)


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : August 16, 2013 10:58 pm
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Morf–in that article….Donna’s Mother’s name was "Frances".

Many times family names people after others. ;)

Thats her then.

In 1940 census, they were not living in Sioux Falls. Not sure where they were living in 1944 when Donna was born.

Donna’s siblings were, Mary, Joan,Patricia, and Marjorie,Raymond & Gene. Parents were Frances & James. For what its worth, Donna was youngest, and Raymond & Gene were ALOT older than Donna, by 15-25 years or so

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Posted : August 16, 2013 11:08 pm
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