Post by Omega on Aug 15, 2020 17:01:46 GMT -6
I saw this thread sitting out there by its lonely self, with no posts, and figured I post something.
I stumbled upon some walking tour videos on YouTube (I did not record these) and wanted to show how close in proximity the two Son of Sam Forest Hills murders (Christine Freund and Virginia Voskerichian) were to each other.
It has always been my belief that the Voskerichian murder, which was done at an earlier time of the evening and on a weeknight (a Tuesday) than the previous weekend shootings was to steer police in the serial killer direction and divert attention away from the real reason for the Freund murder.
As you will see in the video(s), the walking distance from the Freund shooting (January 30th, 1977) to the Voskerichian (March 8th, 1977) is about 100 yards and takes the walker in the video less than a minute to walk from one murder scene to another.
Video #1 is over 23 minutes long, mostly of unrelated Forest Hills footage (a beautiful area that I know well! Wished I had lived there at some point! Unfortunately, not to be!) but here are the key times on the video for our purposes:
At the 4:28 - 4:31 mark in Video #1 - the tree that is in front of the crosswalk may be the tree mentioned in "The Ultimate Evil" in this part of the Christine Freund ("Chris") murder scene: "Diel and Chris then left the Wine Gallery. After the "bumping" incident, Berkowitz followed them to the shooting site, saw them diagonally cross Continental Avenue and watched the murder from behind a tree on the opposite, northwest corner of Continental and Station Plaza."
At the 4:32 - 4:35 mark in Video #1- where the traffic lights are, this was the intersection that John Diel (Christine Freund's boyfriend) drove his Pontiac Firebird to and blocked traffic, right after Christine was shot, to get help.
At the 4:36 mark Video #1 - The camera pans around to an area that was unfortunately under construction when video was taken. This area was where Christine and John were parked when the shooting occurred. In Video #2, a better idea of the location, not blocked by construction, gives a clearer idea of the area at the 4:13-4:32 mark. Behind the red car driving by where a small staircase is located, this is where Christine and John were parked.
At the 5:15 mark in Video #1 - The building seen in the background with the blue construction awning right after the row of small bushes is 4 Dartmouth Street where Virginia Voskerichian was shot.
So, you can get a feel of how close these two Forest Hills Son of Sam murders were to each other.