An Examination of
in Connection with the Red Phantom and the Zodiac
Note: This section of the Preliminary Report on Project
MK-ZODIAC focuses on murders which may or may not have any connection
to the Zodiac.
It is possible that the Zodiac intended to take credit for
murders which were committed by other people.
It is possible that these murders had nothing to do with the
It is open to speculation.
Please be advised to be skeptical.
Friday, June 28,
Donald Couver Stewart
started a new job as a taxi driver for Blue Moon Cab Company, a small
business in Berkeley with only two cabs.
Stewart was 25 years
old (born October 21, 1948, in the county of Alameda).
Stewart lived on
Ellis Street (between Woolsey Street and Fairview Street) in Berkeley.
Saturday, June 29,
In the evening,
someone murdered Stewart and stole his money and his cab.
Sunday, June 30,
The body of Stewart
was found on 54th street in Oakland.
Wednesday, July 3,
Claus A. Christmann
celebrated his birthday.
Christmann was 31
years old (born July 3, 1943, in Germany).
He worked for
Michelin Tire Company in Lichteneiche, Germany where he had a wife and
He had arrived in the
United States in April to visit for several months and was staying with
friends on 25th Street (between Homestead Street and Hoffman Avenue) in
Thursday, July 4,
It was the fifth
anniversary of the death of Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin at Blue Rock
Springs Park in Vallejo. The Zodiac had admitted being the killer of
At approximately 7:00
p.m., Jo Ann Parker left the flat in which she lived on Pine Street
(between Baker Street and Lyon Street) in San Francisco (not far from
Parker was 33 years
old (born August 15, 1940, in Michigan).
Parker was the
advertising director for Scorpio George Productions which booked jazz
groups for nightclubs.
Parker lived with two
employees of Scorpio George Productions, including the president of the
11:00 p.m., Parker returned to her flat and went to bed.
The two people who
lived with Parker later explained that they saw Parker leave and return
that evening and they thought she had been on a date.
Friday, July 5,
problems waking up in the morning.
Later, Parker fainted
At approximately 1:00
p.m., Parker fainted for a third time and then died at her flat.
Before she died,
Parker had not explained what had happened on Thursday evening.
autopsy discovered evidence that Parker´s death was caused by internal
injuries from being beaten. There was not any evidence that drugs had
caused her death.
Saturday, July 6,
Inspector David R.
Toschi was assigned to investigate the death of Parker.
Meanwhile, Dale Q.
Warren was stabbed and beaten at Stanley´s General Supply Company which
was his business address on 12th Street (between Brush Street and West
Street) in Oakland.
At the time, Warren
was living at Stanley´s General Supply Company during a separation from
Supply Company was a steamfitting business which sold used store
Warren was 49 years
old (born October 13, 1925, in Kansas).
Sunday, July 7,
Christmann went to a
bar at 14th Street and Noe Street and stayed until the bar closed at
approximately 2:00 a.m..
stabbed Christmann 15 times.
At approximately 6:10
a.m., a woman walking at Ocean Beach near Golden Gate Park in San
Francisco discovered the body of Christmann.
His pockets had been
cut and his wallet was missing. However, his three gold rings had not
Inspectors David R.
Toschi and Eugene Fogarty were assigned to investigate the death of
talking with acquaintances, the wife of Warren became concerned about
her husband and asked the police to check the premises.
police discovered the body of Warren.
Monday, July 8,
Four days after the
anniversary of the death of Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, a communication
was mailed in San Rafael to Count Marco, a columnist at the San
Francisco Chronicle. This communication was signed by "the Red Phantom
(red with rage)".
Tuesday, July 9,
The San Francisco
Chronicle received the communication from the Red Phantom.
Toschi announced that
the communication from the Red Phantom had been identified as being
written by the Zodiac, along with a communication mailed May 8, 1974,
signed by "A citizen". According to Toschi, "There´s no doubt in my
mind about either one."
interpreted this communication to be a threat against Count Marco,
possibly in response to Count Marco´s column in the San Francisco
Chronicle on July 8, 1974, which mentioned that "impotence for
middle-aged men is psychological, not physiological".
It has never been
substantiated whether or not there actually was any murder committed by
the Red Phantom.
Put Marco back in the
from whence it came -
psychological disorder -
always needs to feel
suggest you refer him
to a shrink.
Meanwhile, cancel the
column. Since the
write anonymously, so
can I -
the Red Phantom
(red with rage)
front of envelope
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