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¢ wb Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Subject: ZODIAC KILLER File Number:. 9-HO-499 11 SECTION 1 Federal Bureau of Investigation sddSSAURARPSIIIMAANgPIOS THE BEST COPY ~ ‘OBTAINABLE IS INCLUDED IN THE REPRODUCTION OF THESE DOCUMENTS. PAGES INCLUDED THAT ARE BLURRED, LIGHT, OR OTHERWISE DIFFICULT TO READ ARE THE RESULT OF THE CONDITION OF ‘THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT. NO BETTER COPY CAN BE REPRODUCED. sSsguMUASsIsAUMUPssGs4Uuy i 1 1 ' ' a 1 ' ' Date: 8/6/69 i] fansmit the following in : . ipa in planted or cada? AIRMAIL - REGISTERED ‘Director, FBI on A ION:)- FBI Laboratory. tel, 8/1/69. th ere the following docunent Original undated three page letter, beginning “Dear Editor, this is the zodiac speaking," ending with "did not get front page. coverage." this letter was sent anonymously to the = °°/ San Francisco Examiner, received, and turned over to Vallejo Police Department, 8/4/69. «Photocopy of envelope and two’ pa; addressed to San Francisco Examiner, cipher. ’ ‘> ‘a ‘NOLONIHSYM NOLLVDILSZANI dO AVaUNe TwuaGEd ZONSGIAa | Soe FE nESTIGATION a EAE, 9F tevesrsrion " Mea OWS ee ce o- - Tee Ng ag i UIagy 2a‘h NOILVDILSAAN! ON mare RAG Ty x eae ed e e ae FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FORA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET BO _ Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One of more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. {Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release t0 you. Section $52 ‘Section $520 0 ox) 5 wna 0 0 wa 0 OXn@) O @@) 0 wa) D wno, 0 ww Hf ano) 5 we 0 Oe) o we) O Oxne) Oo we) 5 wm D we 0 wo 0 wx5) D wx) 0 we 1 Oo wm Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. 1 Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency({es). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releassbilty of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch a a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicative of, Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): I Tee following number i to be used for reference regarding these pages: 9- 49Nl= 1 fa9e5 ¢ fen 3D AKA KAKA KAKA ‘X Deleted Page(s) X X No Duplication Fee X X for this page X XXXXXXKXXXKAKRXK XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX FByo1 FEDERAL ‘BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WASHINGTON, D. 7 20535 .. FBI, Sacramento (9-68)" ee, August 18, 1969 ta, of the. € ihe. resin, cnn SEO nhies 34 | RATORY a FEDERAL. BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535 ro:¥BIy Sacramento (9-68). ate August 18, 1969 ne: UNKNOWN SUBJECT; Lemon 690808059. LL Vallejo Times Herold, : Vallejo, California Extortion ee. Of abeer egtaming " f the Kin 1ing. . j QcS ee photocory of Provpate printed, letter, | first page beginning "Dear: ¥a itor 8 sis _ —— of ase noo C9) teurrvee uwer I Qe9 Accompanying photocopy of two-page hand printed letter, nning "Dear Editor I am the killer of the Qel0 Second page of letter degtoning "do not print ‘this cipher, Iwill go on a Kill rampage, Qell Photocopy of cipher echéupaniying the Qe9 and Qcl0 letter Qel2 Photocopy of envelope postmarked "SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. 14 PM 31 JUL 1969," bearing hand printed address "Vallejo “{prTime Heréld Vallejo Calif” ‘Please Rush To, Editor" “ge coup tig peony Be mpesrye hii print . at’ Page beginning "I ani’the killer < A QU through Qel5 were searched throug! & Lahpersfile) without effec dentification,.:,Copies these specimens have bean ded ‘to this” ‘ile for’ ful " pefenencss. t The watermark "FIFTH AVENUE" uppeara on Ql through Q3. This is a watermark of the F.,W. Woolworth Company, Woolworth Building, New Yorks Rey York. No indented ‘writing was found “on QL'through Q3 which’ would be of value in determining the” source:of these specimens, (0FCA20 (12396) @ 220000 FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion, Deletions were made pursuant (o the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you. ‘Section 552. ‘Section 5528, 1D ety 1B way 0 @® 0 @e) 1D @XB) 0 @@ 5 we) 0 OMO 0 wa 2 wMO a we) 0 OMe 2 we 0 OMm o we) 5 wa) 0 me 2 we) D0 we 2 we) 0 wo PO} ow C1 Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(jes). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasbility of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date, wi (Pages MEE not considered for release as repre duplicative of 9-444 4 pose Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s) The following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages: Q- Halle | poge 37 XXXXAAAKKAKAAAAK X Deleted Page(s) X X No Duplication Fee X X for this page X XXXAAXXXXXAKAXK XXXXXK XXXXXX XXXXXX, Favor OFCA20 125.56) e e@ XXXXXX SHOOK FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET 3 _ Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion. Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segrepuble mateil availble for release 10 you. Section 552. Section $520 2 Ow 5 KA 5 @® 2 Do we) 5 o@ 2 ©) D wne) 5 way HF HMO 0 we 5 MMe 2 we) 5 MMF) 5 wa) 5 wm 5 we) 5 we) 5 Oe B 9) 5 wo 5 Oo 5 an 1D Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to the subject of your request or the subject of your request is listed in the title only. C2 Documents originated with another Government agency(es). These documents were ceferred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. Pages contain information furnished by another Government agency(ies). You will be advised by the FBI as to the releasability of this information following our consultation with the other agency(ies). Page(s) withheld inasmuch as a final release determination has not been made. You will be advised as to the disposition at a later date. Pages were not considered for release as they are duplicative of Page(s) withheld for the following reason(s): [The following number is to be used for reference regarding these pages: _G= 495-1 farses 36, 39,40 XXXXXXXXXXKAXAAK, X Deleted Pages) X X_No Duplication Fee X X — forthis page X XXXXXXXXKAXAANAK XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX FavDor Transmit the following in a COPY AND SPECIMENS RETAINED IN LA [oy v1b- /¥ FBI Date: 8/14/69 [Type in plaintest or code] AIRTEL ____AIRMATL, - REGISTERED i (Priority) : DIRECTOR, FBI ATIN: FBI LABORATORY SAC, SACRAMENTO (9-68) (P) UNKNOWN SUBJECT; Vallejo Time! Vallejo, California - VICTIM ' EXTORTION Sacremento airtel to Bureau dated 8/6/69. Enclosed herewith is an envelope bearing post- mark San Francisco, Calif., 8/10/69,’ addressed to Sgt. reg Police Department, Vallejo, Calif., enclosing a 3 x 5 card bearing a typewritten note yv beginning "Dear Sgt; and ending with "concerned citizen". Also encfosed is a "key", which was furnished to the Vallejo Police Department by the anonymous letter ‘writer who states, "I hope the enclosed key will prove to be beneficial to you in connection with the cipher letter writer", um It'is requested that the , enclosed items be examined for latent fingerprints,::The "key" may or may not have some bearing iupgn the solution of the cipher enclosed with referenced airtel.‘ 461 EIA é These items should be Yeturned to, San, Francisco for return to the Vallejo Police "Department, em completior of the examination.” if re - pe Cake MP8 aoe my ST-h ae ST ameB ERY OKA cv’ AUG"16, 1969 yiv 630818065 v