Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Why Did 'Zodiac Serial Killer' Name Himself the 'Zodiac' is There a Link to 'Twilight Zone' TV Series and Suspect Ross Sullivan from Binghamton?

Why Did 'Zodiac Serial Killer' Name Himself the 'Zodiac' is There a Link to 'Twilight Zone' TV Series? The Zodiac Killer or Zodiac was a serial killer who operated in Northern California from at least the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The Zodiac killer originated the name "Zodiac" in a series of taunting letters sent to the local San Francisco Bay Area press, he named himself the Zodiac. The killer's identity remains unknown. The self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer was directly linked to at least five murders in Northern California in 1968 and 1969 and may have been responsible for many more. He taunted police and made threats through letters sent to area newspapers from 1969 to 1974, before abruptly ceasing communication. Despite intensive investigations, no one was ever arrested for the crimes and the case remains open. 
HISTORY CHANNEL: A former LAPD homicide detective and a cold case expert believe they’ve made a breakthrough that could finally bring someone to justice. Sal LaBarbera and Ken Mains think the person responsible could be Ross Sullivan, (who moved to Glendale CA in 1957 from Binghamton NY), who was the original suspect in one of the murders. The team has extracted DNA from the clothing of one murder victim — Cheri Jo Bates — that may expose the killer. The pair’s search features in a new History Channel documentary series, The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer. Cheri Jo Bates was stabbed in October, 1966 after leaving the library at Riverside Community College. It was a killing the Zodiac Killer claimed. Ross Sullivan started at Riverside Community College (RCC) in 1961 (age 20), he sent RCC transcripts to UC Santa Cruz in 1967 (age 26), it appears he was still in Riverside CA in 1966 when Cheri Jo Bates was murdered. ZODIAC SUSPECT: Ross Mercer Stephen Sullivan born in Syracuse NY, DOB 07-28-1941.

The Twilight Zone TV series ran from 1959 to 1964 on CBS. The Zodiac murders began in 1966 (Cheri Jo Bates). In the opening sequence of Rod Serling's 'Twilight Zone', Mr Serling is shown along with an assortment of items floating around, one being a clock with the signs of the Zodiac in the inner circle of the clock. No one knows why or how or what influenced the Zodiac Killer to name himself "Zodiac". 

Rod Serling, the creator of the Twilight Zone TV series, was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School in Binghamton NY in 1943, same place Zodiac Killer suspect Ross Sullivan went to from 1956 to 1957. Ross Sullivan and his parents moved to Glendale CA in fall of 1957. The Twilight Zone TV show began filming in fall of 1958 in Culver City CA, at that time Ross Sullivan was living nearby in Glendale Ca. Zodiac Killer suspect Ross Sullivan would have been a big fan of the Twilight Zone TV series from 1959 to 1964 knowing that the show's host went to the same high school as he did in Binghamton NY, and it's clock with the signs of the Zodiac on it, just saying!

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 certificate.  Ross Sullivan was a large man, over 6' 2" tall and heavy set as he aged.  There is an interesting typed letter from the Riverside City College Library, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California, concerning the case of Cheri Jo Bates, savagely murdered on October 30th 1966 outside the library. Some of the workers at the RCC had suspicions about Ross Sullivan, based on his character and various circumstantial evidence. Unfortunately for them, their suspect was not apparently held in the same regard by police at the time of Cheri Jo Bates' murder. Certainly Cheri Jo Bates knew her killer; she was familiar enough to the killer to walk away from the library with him. Ross Sullivan not only worked at the RCC library, but he knew Cheri Jo through his brother.
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.
Death Certificate Information for Ross M. Sullivan, Born July 28, 1941
SSN issued in 1958 (Age 17 when he obtained SSN), SSN# 564-56-7947. Ross Sullivan started at
Riverside Community College (RCC) in 1961 (age 20), he sent RCC transcripts to UC Santa Cruz (age 26). Died September 29, 1977 (age 36). Funeral Director: White’s Mort Inc, Santa Cruz. Soquel CA Crematory. Ross Sullivan address at death: 2177 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (now Paradise Villa). Ross Sullivan started at Riverside Community College (RCC) in 1961 (age 20), he sent RCC transcripts to UC Santa Cruz in 1967 (age 26). Ross Sullivan listed as living in Santa Cruz County for 3 years, in the state of CA for 20 years since the Sullivan family moved to Glendale CA in 1957. The Santa Cruz CA address for Ross Sullivan is central to the Zodiac Murders from San Francisco to Riverside CA. No murders linked to the Zodiac occurred after the death of Ross Sullivan in 1977.


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