Victims CJB & CAS: ‘Just a Coincidence?’

Item 14 of 30: Letter from Dave Peterson regarding the murder of Cheri Jo Bates bottom portion,from History.com Zodiac page by Brynn Holland- documents of Dave Peterson, police reporter for the Vallejo Times-Herald who covered the case from the start: 

Full letter below

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Cecelia Ann Shepard (left above) and Cheri Jo Bates. At a distance they might be mistaken for one another. Two victims who attended school in 1966 ten miles apart.

 

 

 

Both stabbed by an unknown assailant who writes in his cipher…

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The knife attacks were 3 years apart. He had to have been stalking Cecelia Shepard on and off over these years. He wore a disguise because she might have recognized him. She was likely not familiar with his voice. He had become obsessed with her from afar, which hints at a crippling shyness.

There are two very personal knife murders here, being disguised by other more impersonal killings by gun, and the ensuing creation of a mask…the Zodiac mask.

It explains why he was able to stop. His work done, and his motive buried under a mountain of deception, he was able to move on.IMG_0711

Or was he?

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