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Preliminary Report on

An Examination of Murders
in Connection with the Red Phantom and the Zodiac

the Red Phantom (red with rage)

Note: This section of the Preliminary Report on Project MK-ZODIAC focuses on murders which may or may not have any connection to the Zodiac.

It is possible that the Zodiac intended to take credit for murders which were committed by other people.

It is possible that these murders had nothing to do with the Zodiac.

It is open to speculation.

Please be advised to be skeptical.

Friday, June 28, 1974

Donald Couver Stewart started a new job as a taxi driver for Blue Moon Cab Company, a small business in Berkeley with only two cabs.

Stewart was 25 years old (born October 21, 1948, in the county of Alameda).

Stewart lived on Ellis Street (between Woolsey Street and Fairview Street) in Berkeley.

Saturday, June 29, 1974

In the evening, someone murdered Stewart and stole his money and his cab.

Sunday, June 30, 1974

The body of Stewart was found on 54th street in Oakland.

Wednesday, July 3, 1974

Claus A. Christmann celebrated his birthday.

Christmann was 31 years old (born July 3, 1943, in Germany).

He worked for Michelin Tire Company in Lichteneiche, Germany where he had a wife and two children.

He had arrived in the United States in April to visit for several months and was staying with friends on 25th Street (between Homestead Street and Hoffman Avenue) in San Francisco.

Thursday, July 4, 1974

It was the fifth anniversary of the death of Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo. The Zodiac had admitted being the killer of Ferrin.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., Jo Ann Parker left the flat in which she lived on Pine Street (between Baker Street and Lyon Street) in San Francisco (not far from the Presidio).

Parker was 33 years old (born August 15, 1940, in Michigan).

Parker was the advertising director for Scorpio George Productions which booked jazz groups for nightclubs.

Parker lived with two employees of Scorpio George Productions, including the president of the company.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., Parker returned to her flat and went to bed.

The two people who lived with Parker later explained that they saw Parker leave and return that evening and they thought she had been on a date.

Friday, July 5, 1974

Parker experienced problems waking up in the morning.

Later, Parker fainted two times.

At approximately 1:00 p.m., Parker fainted for a third time and then died at her flat.

Before she died, Parker had not explained what had happened on Thursday evening.

Subsequently, an autopsy discovered evidence that Parker´s death was caused by internal injuries from being beaten. There was not any evidence that drugs had caused her death.

Saturday, July 6, 1974

Inspector David R. Toschi was assigned to investigate the death of Parker.

Meanwhile, Dale Q. Warren was stabbed and beaten at Stanley´s General Supply Company which was his business address on 12th Street (between Brush Street and West Street) in Oakland.

At the time, Warren was living at Stanley´s General Supply Company during a separation from his wife.

Stanley´s General Supply Company was a steamfitting business which sold used store fixtures.

Warren was 49 years old (born October 13, 1925, in Kansas).

Sunday, July 7, 1974

Christmann went to a bar at 14th Street and Noe Street and stayed until the bar closed at approximately 2:00 a.m..

Later, someone stabbed Christmann 15 times.

At approximately 6:10 a.m., a woman walking at Ocean Beach near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco discovered the body of Christmann.

His pockets had been cut and his wallet was missing. However, his three gold rings had not been stolen.

Inspectors David R. Toschi and Eugene Fogarty were assigned to investigate the death of Christmann.

Meanwhile, after talking with acquaintances, the wife of Warren became concerned about her husband and asked the police to check the premises.

Subsequently, the police discovered the body of Warren.

Monday, July 8, 1974

Four days after the anniversary of the death of Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, a communication was mailed in San Rafael to Count Marco, a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle. This communication was signed by "the Red Phantom (red with rage)".

Tuesday, July 9, 1974

The San Francisco Chronicle received the communication from the Red Phantom.

Toschi announced that the communication from the Red Phantom had been identified as being written by the Zodiac, along with a communication mailed May 8, 1974, signed by "A citizen". According to Toschi, "There´s no doubt in my mind about either one."

Some investigators interpreted this communication to be a threat against Count Marco, possibly in response to Count Marco´s column in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 8, 1974, which mentioned that "impotence for middle-aged men is psychological, not physiological".

It has never been substantiated whether or not there actually was any murder committed by the Red Phantom.

communication 07-08-74
communication 07-08-74

Editor -

Put Marco back in the , hell-hole

from whence it came - he has

a serious psychological disorder -

always needs to feel superior. I

suggest you refer him to a shrink.

Meanwhile, cancel the Count Marco

column. Since the Count can

write anonymously, so can I -

the Red Phantom

(red with rage)

front of envelope 07-08-74
front of envelope 07-08-74



San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, California

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The information in this report has been obtained from various sources.
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The Zodiac's Game


An Investigation of the Zodiac Killer

by Ricardo Eugirtni Gomez

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