The Handwriting FIASCO

THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALLTHUMBS DOWN!!!
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June 27th, 2014, 8:43 pm #11

davidmad wrote:
When I asked Stewart to comment on his website, he responded by saying he's leaving it up to the experts. 
I thought he already tried that 
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June 28th, 2014, 6:54 pm #12

Just a few thoughts in general about handwriting, my 2 cents, for what it's worth.

To me it would seem like someone such as the Zodiac Killer, knowing his handwriting is under intense scrutiny, might exclusively use print handwriting for all his Z correspondences and exclusively use cursive at all other times (filliing out forms, wriiting personal letters and notes etc.)  i would lean towards this theory considering that nowhere does Zodiac use script print.  Nowhere.

I think Zodiac would have been too smart to try and use hand print for his day-to-day, personal handwriting purposes. I dunno if its just me,  but I get the feeling Zodiac might have intentionally went out of his way to never leave behind a trail of handwriting in print form other than his Zodiac correspondence -- and perhaps used a flamboyant trype of script, to just completely differentiate it from Zodiac's often chicken-scratch. 

Not being a handwriting expert, maybe someone can shed some light on a question that comes to my mind.  If an analyst has two samples of a person's handwriting, one in print and one in script, is there a way that they can determine that the handwriting came from the same person?

For example, below is my own handwriting in both styles:



Would an expert be able to tell, on a letter-by-letter basis, that I wrote both phrases? 

Since most everyone's focus is on the Zodiac's print writing. it would be very interesting to compare different POI's cursive handwriting samples (if they were available), just to see what might be gleaned from them.





 
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June 28th, 2014, 7:17 pm #13

Haley25 wrote:
 I think Zodiac would have been too smart to ...
Leave surviving victims, other witnesses, footprints, palmprints, fingerprints, writer's palmprints, shell casings, tire tracks, etc etc etc. ?

Well, he did. So it would have actually been out of character for him to give two shi** about altering his handwriting.

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June 28th, 2014, 8:20 pm #14

My money is on the penmanship of one Reverend Fliger.
And, I'll bet there is DNA all over that marriage certificate.
Any high school pictures of him?
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June 28th, 2014, 8:34 pm #15

Pictures of Fliger?
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June 28th, 2014, 8:49 pm #16

 So it would have actually been out of character for him to give two shi** about altering his handwriting.


Well, you never know.... 
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June 28th, 2014, 11:01 pm #17

TomVoigt wrote:
Pictures of Fliger?
My post (and yours), prove the adage that sarcasm doesn't work in print!
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June 28th, 2014, 11:35 pm #18

Gotcha.
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October 5th, 2014, 9:27 pm #19

Hi-

Mr. Wakshull contacted me via email in August and admitted in a phone conversation that I was right and that the priest had written out the marriage certificate. He now believes that EVB and the priest may be in cahoots (or possibly the priest was Z?).  Anyway, that was the only time we spoke.  I provided SFPD with contact info for the priest in May or June but so far they have not called me to tell me if they ever followed up.  I'm still waiting patiently by the phone for their call, which must be coming soon.

Mike
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October 6th, 2014, 5:15 am #20

Oh lord, Wakshull is desperate to save his reputation.
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