Oh that would be wonderful. I haven't be able to find anything other than the mentions in newspaper articles. It kinda sounds like he just compulsively shot his coworker based on what others there had to say. If he was responsible for another murder, it may have been in the same manner.
You mention the scars on his neck and the updated police sketch does show some new markings. I'm reading the descriptions in the police report and the WANTED poster but I see no mention of scars. Am I missing them somewhere ?
If you look at the "updated" version of the Stine composite (the one on the right) you'll see where the artist added three sort of parallel [scars] on the right side of the suspect's neck. Zayed was a compulsive gambler who worked several low paying jobs and played cards in between. Between constantly chasing his losses and trying to pay his child support, he was always borrowing money from everyone he knew. The Pinecrest hired a lot of (Syriac Christian) refugees from the Near East wars of the late 1960s, including Zayed (Jordan/palestine) and Helen Menicou (Cyprus.) In 1997, after a really bad night of losing at poker, Zayed begged Menicou for another loan. She put her foot down. Zayed went back to his dinky rent-controlled apartment, got his 9mm pistol, and returned to the restaurant and shot her. In the summer before Stine was shot, SOMEONE working IN THE SAME kitchens of the restaurants and hotels Zayed worked in on and around Nob Hill was robbing cabbies at gunpoint. Zayed fit the description, had a motive, and owned a .38 "short" semiauto pistol. Stine was most likely shot by accident by this cab robber. After Stine was shot, these particular cab robberies stopped. Zayed is the BEST suspect in those cab robberies, and also fits the composite of the Stine shooter. After he was convicted of the Menicou murder, SFPD quietly "closed" the Stine case.
Very interesting. Thank you for the information. I should mention that I've read all three of your books and I think the two strongest points you make for Zodiac being a hoax are:
1. Hal Snook handwriting (still boggles my mind that people think his handwriting doesn't look like Zodiac- they lose a lot of credibility when they say that)
2. Closing Paul Stine case (which would absolutely mean pieces of shirt were a hoax AND narrows the list of perpetrators)
Not that all your other points aren't good too but these are the strongest to me.
Since they closed the Stine case after his arrest, I think this is the time they also brought out his shirt again from evidence room (I wonder why exactly), did they also close the cab robbery cases and if the descriptions given by the victims matched Zayed ? Or was it too long ago to bother with ?
I discovered that Bill Foundas was the owner of Pincrest Diner during that time and for many years afterword. He may still be alive at age 90. I wonder if he might still be in possession of a photo of him from that time period.
First of all, don't worry if you don't remember every detail from three books. It's a LOT of information. Believe me, I know :-) Second, I did not know Mr Foundas was still alive. Hmmmmmm... Third, the EXACT SAME DAY that the physical evidence from the Menicou case was being processed in the crime lab, someone dragged Stine's bloody shirt and the three pieces received in letters and pinned it all together and took pictures for an internal police bulletin. There were no other homicides in SF that week. Also, the day they did all this, there was that huge bicycle rally/protest going on, so every available flatfoot was on the streets maintaining whatever passes for order in SF. So, there is simply no way it was a "coincidence." Now, I don't claim that SFPD thought they had enough evidence to charge Zayed in the Stine case, but they obviously thought there was a pretty good chance of a probable connection. Fourth, SFPD NEVER believed that "Zodiac" shot Stine. When Graysmith started getting publicity in the run up to the release of his books, incurable publicity hound Toschi jumped on Graysmith's bandwagon. But his old partner in the Stine case, Armstrong, thought it was all horsehockey and told several journalists so. Fifth, FWIW, two court-certified Questioned documents experts and one detective assigned to the Beryessa case have told me for free that they think it's 99 percent likely that I'm right about the handprinting. Finally, I swear on Arthur Allen's grave I will get that mug shot of Zayed off my old laptop and on this thread this weekend.
1) "the EXACT SAME DAY that the physical evidence from the Menicou case was being processed in the crime lab, someone dragged Stine's bloody shirt and the three pieces received in letters and pinned it all together and took pictures for an internal police bulletin."
What is your source for this information. Do you have a copy of the police bulletin? You seem very trustworthy and a lot of what you've written I've verified independently, but I think you can understand that I would like to see the evidence for this myself.
2) "Armstrong, thought it was all horsehockey and told several journalists so."
Could you provide links to those articles somewhere on the website. I've been unable to find them...
3) "I will get that mug shot of Zayed off my old laptop and on this thread this weekend."
Any luck finding the mugshot?
Thank you for all your hard work. I look forward to hearing back from you!
Post by Admin Horan on Apr 25, 2017 11:04:21 GMT -6
Pop: Bear with me. It's near the end of the semester. Short answers: 1. The photos of Stine's shirt in question bear the tag "97-017" which is SFPD's system for tracking numbers of their memos (some memos, like this composite, are made public. See the Bulletin number "87-69"?) 2. The journalists themselves have said this, but Armstrong's comments always got dropped. 3. Working...
"When a man lies, he murders some part of the world." —Paul Gerhardt
I noticed in your documents file there is a photo of Zayed and Menicou in the article concerning the poached eggs incident. I'm not able to attatch the pic properly but if you could it would be appreciated. He does look very similar to the composit.