Wednesday, December 03, 2008

FBI Gathers DNA Evidence From Zodiac Subject's Son Charles Tarrance. Maybe the FBI should also look at Bill Ayers San Francisco 60's Days.

"Either way, he was a good dad."Love doesn't eliminate doubt. Charles Tarrance is the biological son of Jack Tarrance -- the focus of the FBI's investigation."I want the answer of whether it's yes or no," said Charles, who is turning evidence over to the FBI.

Charles is turning over items that once belonged to his late father. These objects could provide a DNA link to serial killer. Those objects include inhalers, a toothbrush, and a comb."It has his hair on it," said Charles. "It's an open investigation; all I know is that they [FBI] want more items…that is what we're doing," said Dennis Kaufman, Jack Tarrance's step son.

Dennis Kaufman, Charles' half brother, built a strong enough case against his stepfather to pique the FBI's interest."I'm glad he's helping me," said Dennis. "It's a relief because for years we didn't talk because of this thing."Charles says his father never told him he was the San Francisco Zodiac, but there are episodes he can't explain, like once in a hospital. "I was wheeling him down a hallway, he was acting like he was shooting people…he was laughing saying 'ha, ha, Zodiac'."
The two brothers are now working together to find out if their father hid a horrifying family secret. Charles says he doesn't know if his father was the Zodiac Killer. "I don't know…I can't answer that," said Charles.There is still no timeline on when the FBI plans to wrap up their investigation.

Confirmed Zodiac Murders; Although the Zodiac claimed in letters to newspapers that he murdered as many as 37 people in and around San Francisco CA 1968 to 1971, investigators agree on only seven confirmed victims, two of whom survived. They are:

1). David Arthur Faraday, 17, and Betty Lou Jensen, 16: Shot and killed on December 20, 1968, on Lake Herman Road just within the city limits of Benicia CA.
2). Michael Renault Mageau, 19, and Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, 22: Shot on July 4, 1969, at the Blue Rock Springs Golf Course parking lot on the outskirts of Vallejo CA; Darlene was DOA at Kaiser Foundation Hospital, while Michael survived.
3). Bryan Calvin Hartnell, 20, and Cecelia Ann Shepard, 22: Stabbed on September 27, 1969 at Lake Berryessa in Napa County CA. Hartnell survived six stab wounds to the back, but Shepard died of her injuries two days later.
4). Paul Lee Stine, 29: Shot and killed on October 11, 1969, in Presidio Heights in San Francisco CA.Many others have been identified as potential Zodiac victims, although evidence is inconclusive. Of the following popular suspected victims, none has been confirmed:
5). Kathleen Johns, 22: Abducted on March 22, 1970, on Highway 132 by I-580, west of Modesto. Johns escaped from the car of a man who drove her and her infant daughter around on the backroads between Stockton and Patterson for some three hours. After escaping to the police station in Patterson, she saw the Zodiac's wanted poster and identified him as her kidnapper.
6). Donna Lass, 25: Last seen September 26, 1970, in South Lake Tahoe. A postcard with an ad from Forest Pines condominiums (near Incline Village at
Lake Tahoe) pasted on the back was received at the Chronicle on March 22, 1971, and has been interpreted by some as the Zodiac claiming Lass' disappearance as a victim.

While the FBI is at it, they should check on where Bill Ayers was in San Francisco (DNA) with the SDS and Weather Underground, same time frame 1968 to 1971.

In 1968, Ayers became leader of the Students for a Democratic Society and then a prominent leader of the violent "Weatherman group, he also spent a lot of time in San Francisco (see FBI report below)."

Bill Ayers and other members of the Weather Underground group set up a bomb factory in an apartment on Pine St. in San Francisco CA. Bill Ayers' fingerprints were found in the San Francisco apartment when the Weather Underground bombers fled California, the apartment was rented from April 1970 to March 1971. In New York City a second bomb factory was set up in Greenwich Village, it blew up. The WUO would go on to bomb buildings such as the US Capitol, The Pentagon, the US Department of State and several buildings in San Francisco from 1968 to 1974.

Among the other bombings by Ayers' group;
1). February 13, 1970 - Several police vehicles of the Berkeley, California, Police Department are bombed in the police parking lot; February 16, 1970: A bomb is detonated at the Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen. No organization claims credit for either bombing. Brian V. McDonnell, a police sergeant, was fatally wounded in its blast; Robert Fogarty, another police officer, was severely wounded in his face and legs and was partially blinded. Bernardine Dohrn has been accused of planting the bomb that killed San Francisco policeman Brian V. McDonnell. When police raided a Weathermen bomb factory in Pine Street San Francisco in 1970, they found the fingerprints of Ayers, Machtinger and Rudd.
2). June 6, 1970 – In a letter, the WUO claims credit for bombing of the San Francisco Hall of Justice, although no explosion has occurred. Months later, workmen locate an unexploded bomb

3). July 27, 1970 - The United States Army base at The Presidio in San Francisco is bombed on the 11th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. [NYT, 7/27/70]
4). September 12, 1970 – The WUO helps Dr. Timothy Leary escape from the California Men's Colony prison.
5). October 8, 1970 - Bombing of Marin County courthouse. WUO states this is in retaliation for the killings of Jonathan Jackson, William Christmas, and James McClain. [NYT, 8/10/70]
6). April, 1971 – FBI agents discover an abandoned WUO "bomb factory" in San Francisco, Calif.
7). August 29, 1971 - Bombing of the Office of California Prisons, allegedly in retaliation for the killing of George Jackson. [LAT, 8/29/71]
8). March 6, 1974 - Bombing of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare offices in San Francisco.
9). May 31, 1974 - The Office of the California Attorney General is bombed.

In 1976, the FBI's Chicago Field Office prepared a summary which described the activities of the (WUO) Weather Underground Organization (Dohrn & Ayers), also known as Weathermen. This organization described itself as a revolutionary organization of communist men and women (Dohrn & Ayers). The FBI's analysis of its motivations, beliefs, and international travels are outlined in this summary.
November 8, 2008 , Larry Grathwohl, a former FBI informant in the Weather Underground, tells Accuracy in Media that he was contacted by law enforcement authorities about five or six years ago about bringing a murder case against Weather Underground communist terrorist Bernardine Dohrn for her reported involvement in the 1970 death of a young San Francisco police officer, Brian V. McDonnell.

From my understanding there was a joint task force of FBI agents and San Francisco police that were pushing to bring Bernardine Dohrn (Bill Ayres wife) to trial,” Grathwohl said. “There was a reporter that called me about the same time and he was from the San Francisco Chronicle and he wanted to talk to me. I guess they had heard rumors that this was going on. At the time, the FBI and the San Francisco police department had asked me to keep mum on it because of the sensitivity of what they were trying to do and the information they were trying to gather.” Grathwohl had personal knowledge of the bombing, having testified before Congress that Ayers told him at the time he was in the terrorist organization and that Dohrn had personally planted the devastating bomb.

The inside of the San Francisco Police station looked like it had been hit by a couple of hand grenades, windows shattered, blood on the pock-marked walls and dazed cops wandering around disoriented. The bomb was so powerful that fragments, which consisted of barbed wire and fence post staples (horse farm stuff), were found on the roof of Polytechnic High School which was located across Kezar Stadium and Frederick St., approximately two blocks away. Polytechnic High School was three stories high.

Larry Grathwohl, the FBI mole within the Weathermen, connected Ayers to the planning — and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, to the execution— of the police station bombing in San Francisco on February 16th 1970 that killed one officer and injured two others. Grathwohl testified that Ayers had discussed the deadly incident after the fact. The revelation came as Ayers was talking about the organizational difficulties in running a terrorist cell: [H]e cited as one of the real problems that someone like Bernardine Dohrn had to plan, develop, and carry out the bombing of the police station in San Francisco, and he specifically named her as the person that committed that act. . . . He said that the bomb was placed on the window ledge and he described the kind of bomb that was used to the extent of saying what kind of shrapnel was used in it. . . . [I]f he wasn’t there to see it, somebody who was there told him about it, because he stated it very emphatically.

Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn "got away with murder", one way or another.

Bill Warner
Private Investigator