Baton Rouge Author Gary L. Stewart Claims in his Book 'The Most Dangerous Animal of All' that the Zodiac Killer is His Dad 'Earl Van Best Jr'., The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated mostly in Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Gary L. Stewart, a vice president at the cleaning company Delta Tech Service in Baton Rouge, is recounting his decade-long search for his biological father and has concluded that man — Earl Van Best, Jr., who’s now dead — was the Zodiac Killer, the publisher said. Stewart told People magazine some of what he’d discovered about Best, who died in 1984: ‘Adopted as an infant by a loving family, Gary L. Stewart never knew the identity of his birth parents until his birth mother ? Judith Gilford ? reached out to him in 2002. He soon learned that she was 14 when she ran away from home with a 27-year-old rare book dealer named Earl Van Best Jr., later giving birth to his child in New Orleans in February 1963 when the two were on the run from the authorities searching for Gilford, a minor. Against the wishes of Gary?s frightened, confused teenage mom, Earl Van Best Jr. abandoned their month-old son in a Baton Rouge apartment building.’
ZODIAC MOVIE 2007: Robert Graysmith:[reading] I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest, “because man is the most dangerous animal of all”. To kill something is the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die, I will be reborn in paradise and all that I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or stop my collecting of slaves for my afterlife.
The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated mostly in Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The killer’s identity remains unknown. The Zodiac murdered victims in Riverside (near LA) Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted, all random. The killer originated the name “Zodiac” in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press. These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers). Of the four cryptograms sent, only one has been confirmed to have been decoded. Numerous suspects have been named by law enforcement and amateur investigators, but no conclusive evidence has surfaced.