The Zodiac Killer, whose sequence murders terrorized northern California in a late ’60s, was a male named Earl Van Best Jr., according to a new book by Gary L. Stewart, who happens to be his biological son. Stewart’s The Most Dangerous Animal of All, as we reported Monday, is for sale now from HarperCollins after a top-secret rollout. “I’m unequivocally anticipating this will move some closure to a families of my father’s victims,” Stewart tells People.
Although many others have claimed to know a killer’s temperament over a years, Stewart’s publisher calls his book’s box “legally sound” — here’s some of a justification within.
• “If we demeanour during Gary’s print subsequent to a blueprint of a Zodiac subsequent to his father’s mop shot, we can see that there is really clearly some-more than only a flitting resemblance,” a HarperCollins orator told Elon Green. “They demeanour alike.”
Best, a now-deceased antique book seller, had been arrested for rascal and a rape of a teen after he attempted to elope with Stewart’s mother, who was 13 during a time. After Best left her, she gave a child adult for adoption, and it was Stewart’s hunt for his biological father that led him to presumably moment a unsolved case.
• According to a Daily Mail news on a essence of a book, Stewart found a difference EV, Best, and Jr in one of a cryptograms that a torpedo sent to a San Francisco Examiner, claiming it contained his identity. The name also popped adult retrograde in a opposite code, and a contingency of that being a coincidence, Stewart claims, are “astronomical.”
• Stewart says his father’s fingerprints compare those found during a crime scene, as both have a erratic scar.
• A scratch consultant also tied Best’s signature on his matrimony certificate to letters a torpedo sent to media.
• And in a wildest turn of all, Stewart says that his mother, Judy, went on to marry one of a lead carnage investigators on a Zodiac case, Rotea Gilford, after being with Best as a teenager. The author suggests this tie could have broke a San Francisco Police Department and caused them to “shut down” a investigation. The military “knew some-more than they’re peaceful to admit,” a HarperCollins orator says.
• Stewart says he’s available DNA tests to see if his matches a DNA found during a crime scenes. Why wait for a results? Because there are books to sell in a meantime. “It will be engaging to see what happens,” he writes.
“It’s an open and active case, so we don’t comment,” a San Francisco military orator told CNN. “But [it’s] positively something the carnage investigators will take a demeanour at.”