Geographical Profile

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Geographical Profile

MADAMEX.zodiackiller.fr
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12 Aug 2017, 15:01 #1

=14.4pxThis is the information that I sent to law enforcement reguarding the geographical connectons between my ex-husband and the Zodiac:

GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE 

“Targeting has become a valuable police tool.  Geographical Profiling is based on the theory of criminals’ spatial behavior.  Criminals strike close to home just as the average person chooses stores where he shops daily.  They operate close to areas they are familiar with and have previously scouted.  A murderer has a tendency to hunt prey in identifiable areas and the impulse to disguise his home location.  Thus, the sites of his crimes tend to radiate on all sides of the offender like a spider in his web.”  (Robert Graysmith, “Zodiac Unmasked,” page 424.)

According to Dr. Kim Rossmo, Research Professor at the Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State University, by using Rigel, a geographical profiling system, he was able to determine that the Zodiac probably lived either in the North West area of Vallejo, somewhere near Mare Island or in Benicia.  (Interestingly, the home where my ex-husband, Nick Nevarez (pseudonym), lived with his family was right in the center of these three areas!!) 

In the following, I would like to show that Nick had opportunity to commit each of the confirmed Zodiac murders that took place in the Bay Area in 1968 and 1969.  Each location was a place that he was very familiar with and that he took me to frequently during the time that we lived in the area.  I would also like to mention that he lived in the Vallejo/Benicia area until 1982, when he was transferred to Fresno.  In 1988, he was transferred to Sacramento and we built a log home near Placerville, where he still lives to this day.   Nick’s Home Address:During the time of the Zodiac crimes, Nick and his family lived in a house in Vallejo at ______.  Nick’s parents had moved to Vallejo around 1954 and they moved into that house around 1963.  His step-father still lives in the house, although his mother passed away several years ago. The following information gives some of the locations associated with the Zodiac in relation to that house: 

• .7 miles from where Betty Lou Jensen lived at 123 Ridgewood.• 5.3 miles from where Betty Lou and David Faraday were shot and killed on Lake Herman Road in Benicia.
• .9 miles from Hogan High School in Vallejo.
• 3.3 miles from where Darlene Ferrin lived at 1300 Virginia Street.• 1.9 miles from where Darlene worked at Terry’s on Magazine Street.
• 1 mile from where Michael Mageau lived at 864 Beechwood.
• 3 miles from where Darlene and Michael were shot at Blue Rock Springs.
• 46 miles from where Cecelia Shephard and Bryan Hartnell were stabbed at Lake Berryessa.
• 35.5 miles from where Paul Stine was shot on Washington and Cherry Streets in San Francisco.
• And, 61 miles from where Kathleen Johns was picked up near Patterson. 

According to Robert Graysmith’s book, Zodiac, some of the other killings that took place during the seventies took place in areas such as Santa Rosa, which is 49 miles north of Vallejo, and Lake Tahoe (Donna Lass), which is 160 miles east of Vallejo. 

Theoretically it is possible that as the radiating lines got farther and farther away from his home, he was attempting to draw the police away from where he lived. 

Lake Herman Road:In 1966, Betty Lou and Nick both began attending Hogan High School (.9 miles away).  In December of 1968, when Betty Lou and David Faraday were shot and killed, Betty Lou and Nick were both juniors.  They probably both went to Franklin Junior High at the same time as well. Nicks house was .7 miles from Betty Lou Jensen’s home on 123 Ridgewood and 5.3 miles from the place where she was killed on Lake Herman Road. 

Blue Rock Springs:After we met, Nick often took me to Blue Rock Springs for family gatherings on birthdays and holidays.   According to Michael Mageau, the shooter drove into the parking lot behind them at Blue Rock Springs Park, which is three miles from Nick’s home.  Then, he sped away at a fairly fast rate of speed in the direction of Vallejo and Springs Road.  (Perhaps Nick went home to get a gun.)  He also said that the shooter was back in five minutes, at which time he began to shoot them, killing Darlene and wounding Michael. According to Google Maps, it is three miles from Blue Rock Springs to ______ and would have taken eight minute to get there going the speed limit and obeying traffic signals.  Then, it would have taken him an additional eight minutes to drive back to Blue Rock Springs for a total of 16 minutes. But, Michael said that the shooter sped away at a fairly fast rate of speed, so we can assume that the Zodiac wasn’t obeying traffic laws.  He was also driving a Chevy, which was also used as a race car.  Lastly, it is likely that Michael was only estimating the time between the car leaving and returning to Blue Rock Springs. Darlene worked at Terry’s Restaurant on Magazine Street in Vallejo.  Nick and his family had lived on Hollywood Street, which was only a couple of blocks from Terry’s, shortly after they moved to Vallejo.  It was also 1.9 miles from where Nick lived with his family. At one point, Darlene lived in San Francisco, 35 miles away from Nick’s home, where she met her first husband, Jim Phillips.  Nick also liked to go to San Francisco, knew his way around and may have lived there, in a flop house, for a short time. Darlene also liked to go to the Coronado Inn.  The Coronado Inn, which was five miles from his home, was also Nick’s favorite bar.  Although, he had to use a false ID at the time to get in since he was under twenty-one.  (Marie Antionette Anstey was drugged, abducted and killed at the Coronado Inn.) Michael Mageau lived at 864 Beechwood, which was only one mile from Nick’s home. 

Lake Berryessa:Nick often took me to Lake Berryessa, which is 46 miles from the house he lived in, to spend the day or go camping at Spanish Flats, which is just south of Oak Shores, where Cecelia Shepard and Bryan Hartnell were attacked.  We also went camping with his family at Oak Shores, where they liked to launch their boat.  We also frequently stopped at Moscowitz Corner, the same place where the three girls first spotted the Zodiac before they went sunbathing. 

San Francisco:Nick often took me to San Francisco when he wanted to listen to Jazz bands at Basin Street West, go to Golden Gate Park or buy records at Tower Records.  As I mentioned before, he may have lived there for a short time.  Basin Street West was on Geary Street, which is in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.  It is also near the place where Paul Stine picked up the passenger that he drove to the corner of Washington and Cherry Streets where he was shot and killed. 

Lake Tahoe:Nick liked to go to Tahoe, where Donna Lass was killed, to gamble.  Lake Tahoe is 160 miles east of Vallejo. “Donna was here in San Francisco from February to June of 1970.  She moved to Lake Tahoe to work and three months later vanished.  Donna was kind of naïve, and not very experienced with men.  She was easily dawn away.  She was hooked on gambling.  That’s why she went up there.  She liked to ski and liked to gamble, so she took the job in the casino hotel [the Sahara Hotel, Stateline, Nevada] as a first-aid emergency nurse.”  (Zodiac Unmasked, page 223.)  (Nick was also addicted to gambling.) “What was really strange, Lynch told me, is some guy came up to Vallejo P.D. one night he was drunk.  He said he had been trying to report Donna Lass’ disappearance to SFPD, but apparently the guy was a heavy drinker and when he had gone there they’d thrown him out.  He knew that there had been a previous murder in Vallejo by the Zodiac so he came up here to report it.  I talked to him for a long time, but I can’t think of that guy’s name …”  (Zodiac Unmasked, page 224.)   This is similar to the Blue Rock Springs and the Lake Berryessa murders where the Zodiac reported his own murders.  Also, as far as I know, Donna Lass has never been found. 

Santa Rosa:The Zodiac claimed to kill 37 people during the late sixties.  Some of the women who were killed at that time were young, female hitchhikers who were living or passing through Santa Rosa, which is 49 miles north of Vallejo. 

1972:In 1972, shortly after we met, Nick moved in with a friend who owned a home on Annette Street in Vallejo.  He lived there for a couple of years.  The home is only a couple of blocks from Hogan High School.   

1974:Nick rented an apartment in Southampton, in Benicia.  He lived there for a few months. 

1975:Shortly before we got married, Nick rented an apartment in an older apartment building on Kentucky Street in Vallejo.  After we were married, I moved into the apartment as well.  Later, we bought our first home in Vallejo near Mimi Drive.  We sold that home a couple of years later and bought a home off of Tenessee in Vallejo.  We lived in that home until 1982, when we moved to Fresno.   
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seastooge
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16 Aug 2017, 05:14 #2

Interesting read.   Especially the part about him currently residing near Placerville.
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MADAMEX.zodiackiller.fr
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16 Aug 2017, 13:35 #3

Thank you, Seastooge!!  Hard to believe that the Zodiac has gotten off scott free for nearly 50 years!!  If it is my ex, he did it by using our home as a fascade for 24 years!!  Now, he is using my sons, who are pastors, and my grandchildren!!  He has also convinced them that I am the "bad guy," and kept me out of the picture.  I sure wish that the police would look into him as a suspect.  The only way that I can get him out of their lives is if I can prove that he is the Zodiac!!  I am sure that it would be hard for most people to imagine what it feels like to know that the Zodiac is holding your grandchildren!!  
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Tahoe27
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16 Aug 2017, 16:06 #4

Do any of them know you think he is Zodiac?
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple" Dr. Suess   
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MADAMEX.zodiackiller.fr
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17 Aug 2017, 03:17 #5

Yes, they do. I had hoped to have proof before I told them, although I do believe that the handwriting is the proof. Also, I didn't want them to alert him in case there was ever a police investigation. But, I was also concerned for their safety and the safety of my grandchildren. I finally told one of my sons and he told the rest. They still stay in contact with him and said that they won't reject him until they know for sure.
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seastooge
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18 Aug 2017, 21:02 #6

I"m curious.   Are the distances that you site driving direction distances, or are they "as the crow flies" distances?
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MADAMEX.zodiackiller.fr
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18 Aug 2017, 21:24 #7

Seastooge, I get my distances from Google Maps using addresses and driving distances.  Using, "as the crow flies," would be much closer!!  
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seastooge
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18 Aug 2017, 21:42 #8

Thank you Madamex.
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MADAMEX.zodiackiller.fr
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11 Nov 2017, 10:04 #9

My ex lived with his family within the area shown on this map during each of the Zodiac murders.  In 1972, he moved in with a friend in a house that is also within the area shown on this map.  (The home I lived in at that time is slightly out of the picture, to the right.)  
Robert Graysmith Crooked Compass Graysmith Vallejo MAP.jpg
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