"Andrew Todd Walker",
and Arthur Leigh Allen
Lafferty is a retired California Highway Patrol officer who has a
connection to two suspects in the Zodiac case, "Andrew Todd Walker" and
Arthur Leigh Allen.
October 31, 2010, at a private event at Zio Fraedo´s Restaurant in
Vallejo, Lyndon Lafferty spoke about his book "The Zodiac Killer
Cover-Up (AKA The Silenced Badge)".
Sandy Betts and Zamantha, were invited to this event. Sandy Betts is a
moderator at the internet forum http://zodiackiller.fr.yuku.com
and Zamantha is a moderator at the internet forum http://zodiackillersite.com.
Project MK-ZODIAC is
hopeful that Lafferty´s book will provide new information regarding the
and "Andrew Todd Walker"
book "The Zodiac Killer Cover-Up (AKA The Silenced Badge)", presents
evidence regarding someone who was suspected of being the Zodiac.
was called "Andrew Todd Walker" in Robert Graysmith´s 1986 book,
reasons, Lafferty´s name was not included in Graysmith´s 1986 book.
Graysmith´s 1986 book, it is explained that California Highway Patrol
Officer Lafferty became suspicious of "Walker" circa April, 1970.
encountered "Walker" at Hunter Hill which is on Interstate 80 (I-80)
east of Vallejo.
Graysmith´s 2002 book, "Zodiac Unmasked", it is mentioned that Vallejo
Police Department Detective George Bawart was the lead investigator of
murders which were committed at Hunter Hill in 1989.
book is expected to provide more information about "Walker" than was
included in Graysmith´s 1986 book, including information about the
ciphers from the Zodiac which were supposed to represent the name of
"Walker" and the unusual symbols which were photographed near the house
and Arthur Leigh Allen
Lafferty did not
believe that the prime suspect, Arthur Leigh Allen, was the Zodiac.
Arthur Leigh Allen
was called "Robert ´Bob´ Hall Starr" in Graysmith´s 1986 book, "Zodiac".
Also, in Graysmith´s
1986 book, "Zodiac", an incident is briefly described in which Allen
had a fight with five people.
Because Allen beat
the five people in the fight, this story was an example of the physical
strength that Allen possessed.
particular story is attributed to an unnamed "retired highway
patrolman" who was a friend of Allen´s when they grew up in Vallejo.
As known by
researchers, this unnamed person was Lyndon Lafferty.
Lafferty went to Vallejo High School in Vallejo with Arthur Leigh
Allen. (Lafferty graduated in 1950 and Allen graduated afterwards.)
Also, in Graysmith´s
2002 book, "Zodiac Unmasked", there is another brief reference to this
fight with five people.
In the 2002 book,
Santo Paul "Sandy" Panzarella is quoted confirming that this incident
Furthermore, there is
a minor mystery which may or may not be explained in Lafferty´s book
when it is published.
both of Graysmith´s books, "Zodiac" and "Zodiac Unmasked", Allen´s
fight is specifically stated to have been with five marines and to have
occurred in San Francisco.
It was not explained
what specific reason Allen and Lafferty would have for being in San
Francisco (instead of Vallejo).
According to Tom
Voigt at www.zodiackiller.com,
Allen´s fight was with five "neighborhood tough guys" (not marines) and
occurred in Vallejo (not San Francisco).
August 17, 2000, Voigt stated that Lafferty witnessed this fight during
the time Allen and Lafferty were in high school (which would have been
no later than 1951).
It is possible that
Graysmith deliberately changed certain details to protect the identity
of Lafferty in the books.
Graysmith may have changed the location of the fight from Vallejo to
Lafferty´s website, there will be a chapter in Lafferty´s book called
"Growing Up In Vallejo".
Lafferty´s book is published, researchers will find out whether or not
there is any clarification regarding Allen´s fight with the five people
which was witnessed by Lafferty.
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What Year Did
Arthur Leigh Allen Graduate From Vallejo High School?
the process of preparing this report, Project MK-ZODIAC discovered that
there was a question about the specific year in which Arthur Leigh
Allen graduated from high school.
As of November 1,
2010, according to Wikipedia and other websites, Allen graduated in
Tom Voigt at www.zodiackiller.com
obtained a teacher´s application which was completed by Allen.
On the teacher´s
application, Allen wrote that he attended Vallejo High School from 1948
Presumably, this is
evidence which would indicate that Allen graduated in 1950.
further investigation, Project MK-ZODIAC became aware that another
researcher, known by the online username as "Tahoe27", verified in a
yearbook that Allen graduated in 1951.
read this preliminary report and provided additional information to
clarify that Vallejo High School had two classes which graduated six
months apart, summer and fall of 1950.
has reason to believe that Allen graduated in the Fall class of 1951.
any reader of this preliminary report is able to prove the exact date
that Arthur Leigh Allen graduated from Vallejo High School, please
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you have additional information about either of these suspects, "Andrew
Todd Walker" or Arthur Leigh Allen, and/or any other suspect, please
Also, in the event
that for any reason there is any discrepancy in this report, as a
courtesy, please advise.
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