"Jake Herman"

drew
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Joined: March 9th, 2007, 9:09 pm

May 14th, 2018, 1:25 am #1

Last year in chat, someone shared this item that was found on a public-records site online.  The page also included a map of Richard's neighborhood, so it is clearly connected to him. jakeherman.JPG
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TomVoigt
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TomVoigt
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Joined: February 21st, 2007, 4:35 am

May 14th, 2018, 1:47 am #2

What a choice for an online identity...geesh.
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Bolt
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Joined: March 15th, 2018, 1:43 am

May 14th, 2018, 2:09 am #3

Yeah, you have to admit . . . just tried it, they have him at 14th & Valencia.
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drew
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May 14th, 2018, 2:21 am #4

The discovery of "Jake Herman" last fall also led us to find a partial phone-number for Oscar.  This number was linked to his email address, yoshemp@earthlink.net. Interestingly, the visible digits of the phone number are also a match for a Los-Angeles-area FIRE Department. One of our researchers confirmed that this particular fire department has had the number "forever."  Keep in mind that Oscar's IP addresses traced back to the city of San Francisco.
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Uncle Sporkums
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May 15th, 2018, 8:24 pm #5

Indeed! GREAT find, Drew. Sorry for the delayed response. Comp problems.
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BugsMoran
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Joined: April 18th, 2007, 7:25 pm

May 15th, 2018, 9:12 pm #6

Jake Herman/Lake Herman. Creepy. Outstanding research effort, Drew!
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drew
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May 16th, 2018, 3:04 am #7

Thanks, guys.  Regarding the phone number, my theory is that Oscar/yoshemp/Gyke wanted a fake number to use with an online account, which would make it appear he was living in Los Angeles.  And if "Jake Herman" was actually the password for such an account, then we would have 100-percent proof that Richard and Yoshemp were the same person.
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BugsMoran
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May 16th, 2018, 11:28 am #8

Drew, if Richard did use "Jake Herman" as a password, it also indicates that it was a oddball reference to Lake Herman Road, a location of one of the Zodiac attacks. It also may indicate that Richard was the Zodiac because he still was thinking about Lake Herman Road. The Zodiac would come up with passwords that were references to his victims and the locations of his attacks.
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drew
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May 16th, 2018, 9:02 pm #9

We actually did use "jakeherman" as a password for one of Yoshemp's online accounts, and it took us to the "confirm its really you" page showing us his partial phone number.  I am not 100-percent sure if that was his actual password, but we could only reach that page the first half-dozen or so times we tried using "jakeherman."
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Joined: October 19th, 2008, 3:51 am

May 17th, 2018, 12:19 am #10

Hello,

I can say this.  I worked with Drew helping him to confirm his findings (as we have different IP's drew and I) that always helps in getting a confirmation!

I followed all the steps and confirmed all of Drew's findings.  

Jake Herman was Oscar was also Gyke.  The data doesn't lie.  I am above 110% convinced that Gyke was Oscar was also the Jake Herman persona.  

We have a lock on an e-commerce site and also on Earthlink, one of Gykes ISP's over the years.  What happened?  We were  able to log on Earthlink and were asked for a current bit of information to update a password, etc.  Because the account hadn't been touched since at least 2004 (Gyke died 4/2004) Earthlink wanted some proof to get the password changed.  No need to do that, just getting the JakeHerman password was enough to get us into the information we sought. 

So all in all, there isn't anything that would make me disbelieve that Gyke wasn't YoShemp, Oscar, or Jake Herman.

I'm still very much on the fence about the listed "phone number" meaning anything.  (***) ***-8686.   Yes, it does match a Los Angeles area Fire Station in the San Fernando Valley, those 4 digits.

Wood
If Gyke Isn't Zodiac - I'll Eat My Hat
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