Zodiac Killer: DNA Unlocks Clues to His Identity as Detectives Zero in on Larry Kane and Ross Sullivan from Binghamton NY. Ross M. Sullivan, DOB 7/28/1941 has been linked to the Zodiac Murders in Northern CA during the late 1960's and early 1970's. Ross M. Sullivan died in Santa Cruz CA on 9/29/1977, he had never married per his death
Ross M. Sullivan's father, Harold Sullivan, was a minister at YMCA's in NYC (early 1950s); Binghamton, NY (1954- Summer 1957); and Glendale, CA (Summer 1957 to 1959). Ross M. Sullivan's family was strongly associated with the YMCA from New York to California. In 1956, Ross M. Sullivan was a youth pastor at the Binghamton YMCA on Washington Street and on the YMCA swim team, he also was on the swim team for Binghamton Central High School (BCHS) as a sophomore (10th grade). In a Binghamton Press December 18, 1955 article Ross Sullivan is listed as winning the 40 yard backstroke for the Binghamton YMCA team. Binghamton’s first YMCA opened 150 years ago as a place for men working on the railroad to meet together for Bible study, as well as a place for them to stay. I recall using the gym facilities in the 1960's on Washington Street behind the Metro Center where we played basketball and boxed and swam in the large indoor pool— the Binghamton Y’s current building on Susquehanna Street was purchased in 1969.
TED BUNDY SERIAL KILLER: Tallahassee, Florida: Two killed and two injured in the Chi Omega killings: Lisa Levy, 20 (beaten with a log, raped, bitten and strangled). Margaret Bowman, 21 (beaten with a log and strangled with a pair of panty hose). Karen Chandler (survived). Kathy Kleiner (survived). Cheryl Thomas (bludgeoned in her bed just a few blocks away from the above killings; survived). February 9, 1975- Lake City, Florida: Kimberly Leach, 12 (raped, killed and her body discarded in Florida's Suwannee River State Park). Serial killer Ted Bundy slaughtered more than 100 women nationwide his lawyer has revealed. The psycho went to the electric chair in Florida in 1989 at age 42, after admitting 30 killings. But that was less than a third of his true toll, according to the man who defended him in the 70s. In a new book John Henry Browne says that the rapist, kidnapper and necrophiliac Ted Bundy preyed on pretty young petite females with long brown hair nationwide from Seattle WA to the Florida State University (FSU) campus Tallahassee Fl.
On January 15, 1978, Bundy committed his first murders in almost two and a half years. He broke into the Chi Omega sorority at the Florida State University Tallahassee, raped, strangled, and bludgeoned students Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman. Two other students were also attacked but survived. The same night, he attacked another woman eight blocks away. She also survived. On February 9, 1978, Bundy committed his last known murder. Ted Bundy abducted 12-year old Kimberly Leach outside her school, raped and killed her and tried to hide the body in an abandoned hog shed. On the morning of February 15, he was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle and was quickly linked to the sorority murders. Ted Bundy was an unusually organized and calculating criminal who used his extensive knowledge of law enforcement methodologies to elude identification and capture for years. His crime scenes were distributed over large geographic areas; his victim count had risen to at least 20 before it became clear that numerous investigators in widely disparate jurisdictions were hunting the same man. His assault methods of choice were blunt trauma and strangulation, two relatively silent techniques that could be accomplished with common household items.
Ted Bundy deliberately avoided firearms due to the noise they made and the ballistic evidence they left behind. He was a "meticulous researcher" who explored his surroundings in minute detail, looking for safe sites to seize and dispose of victims. All of Bundy's known victims were white females, most of middle-class backgrounds. Almost all were between the ages of 13 and 25 and most were college students, youth and beauty were "absolutely indispensable criteria" in his choice of victims. The victims of serial killer Ted Bundy would be overpowered, bludgeoned, and restrained with handcuffs. Most were sexually assaulted and strangled, either at the primary crime scene or (more commonly) after transport to a pre-selected secondary site, often a considerable distance away.At secondary sites he would remove and later burn the victim's clothing, or in at least one case (Julie Cunningham's) deposit them in a Goodwill Industries collection bin, Bundy explained that the clothing removal was ritualistic, but also a practical matter, as it minimized the chance of leaving trace evidence (DNA touch evidence today) at the crime scene that could implicate him. Ted Bundy confessed to killing 36 women in seven states, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, California and Florida before he was executed by electric chair on January 24, 1989.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com