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Zodiac Killer News Footage From 1968 to 1971

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(@batman)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7wsMr0E9LA

 
Posted : May 19, 2021 5:48 am
(@tomvoigt)
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Good job, most of this video is old but some I have not seen.

 
Posted : May 19, 2021 8:34 am
(@theforeigner)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7wsMr0E9LA

Thank a lot Batman :)

IMHO…of specific interrest is the fact that Bryan Hartnell, still in the hospital bed, at ca. 13:05 into the video,
when asked to describe the killer/Zodiac he stated:

-" he was of medium to short height and paunchy"

So this is totally different from the general opinion/view through the years that the killer/Zodiac’s height,
at the Berryessa attack, was that he was very tall.
So I guess that was wrong all along!

Hi, english is not my first language so please bear with me :)

 
Posted : May 20, 2021 12:25 am
(@tomvoigt)
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Hartnell went out of his way to make sure it was understood that he was a terrible judge of height. It’s in his extended hospital police interview.

 
Posted : May 20, 2021 1:40 am
(@theforeigner)
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Hartnell went out of his way to make sure it was understood that he was a terrible judge of height. It’s in his extended hospital police interview.

Well, Bryan Hartnell was the only person at the Berryessa attack that could say anything about the killer/Zodiac’s height,
and this "medium to short height" was apparently his, with a fresh memory, first take on the matter
before different people started to influence him.

Add to that, that the Zodiac’s height:
…on the Paul Stine murder Zodiac poster, witness info by the children who saw Zodiac, stating that Zodiac was ca. 5"8
…stated by Officer Don Fouke was that Zodiac was ca. 5"10

So. using common sense, I would say that Hartnells "medium to short height" is far more probable than the "very tall"

Hi, english is not my first language so please bear with me :)

 
Posted : May 20, 2021 2:11 am
(@tomvoigt)
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I don’t think anyone described Zodiac is being "very tall."

 
Posted : May 20, 2021 3:07 am
Chaucer
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A lot of this misinformation comes from the park ranger in the interview who says, among other inaccuracies, that he was a “big guy – 6 foot or better”.

Nearly every actual witness describes Zodiac as a shorter, heavy set guy.

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

 
Posted : May 20, 2021 4:44 am
(@coffee-time)
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And played up over the years because Allen was on the taller side.

 
Posted : May 20, 2021 5:02 am
Chaucer
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And played up over the years because Allen was on the taller side.

And Sullivan.

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

 
Posted : May 20, 2021 8:26 am
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