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“To destroy false prophet, must first unmask in front of believers” Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

Thanks for joining me!

We will follow 5 suspects in the Zodiac case whom I believe may have worked together to create the Zodiac persona (K PACK). Some or all of them may have met in the early 50’s in NY and renewed contact in mid 60’s LA around the time of the Cheri Jo Bates murder.

At first I thought there were only 4 suspects, until I read Ray Grant and Gareth Penn.

Then I went from Kmack: Karadanis, Maloff, Anthony, Kane; to Kpack: Karadanis, Hugh Penn, Anthony, Crotwell, and Kane.

Kane would have been one killer. George Karadanis was likely the Lover’s Lane Killer. Karadanis and Robert Maloff were caretakers for Larry Kane, for the Syndicate, after his ’62 accident. Maloff paid for Kane’s funeral but was otherwise not involved. Karadanis, nickname ‘Joey Paradice’, and Larry Kane were the letter writers and helped with the cryptograms. Xenophon Lusby Anthony (‘Zeen’), a likely CIA or FBI agent involved in CHAOS, was their sidekick and eventual patsy, as revealed in the 340 cipher solution. Hugh Penn, a military code guy, wrote the long solution for the 340, recently cracked, (my solution being the short one, likely authored by Kane and Karadanis). He also helped choose some of the victims, certainly Cheri Jo Bates). Elsie Crotwell, from Arkansas, Elsie Karadanis, George/Joe’s wife, had to have been involved.

The most fascinating piece of the puzzle: what was the motive? Follow along from the 1st post to the latest, skim if you wish- it’ll help you see what my process was, and how I arrived at my conclusion.

Film stills are from ‘Charlie Chan at Treasure Island. The film contains a character called The Zodiac, and the book with the name Kahne is the one they are perusing.

Thanks go out to Alex Lewis and Richard Grinell for their key analysis of suspects Xenophon Anthony and Lawrence Kane. A special thanks to Alex for finding Anthony- via FOIA FBI request- the only suspect ever ID’d by a witness

Thanks also to Galaxy500 for invaluable document research on Lawrence Kane

Revised 07/26/18 Mercury SR

2nd Revision 02/12/19

3rd Revision 09/27/22

Carl Karas

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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