See comments . Major Break in Zodiac Case. Very first Zodiac clue revealed- sent in 3rd letter to the S.F. Chronicle. This paper is where most of Zodiac's letters were sent. Zodiac's attitude changed towards the S.F. Chronicle after the 408 cipher was solved , I will tell you why. Don Harden called the S.F. Chronicle & said he solved the cipher. Someone there who answered the phone had an attitude that he didn't like and said,"sure you did,send it in" When that person at the paper said "sure you did",the Zodiac letters to the S.F. Chronicle started getting more taunting & were more directed with a grudge towards them. The reason for that being, Donald Harden was the Zodiac.
Don Harden, solver of the 408 code mailed the worksheets seen in this video to the S.F.
Chronicle,which was the same newspaper that Zodiac left clues with on the 3rd page,and was the same paper he continued to taunt with future letters. The first 2 letters containing each a cipher, were the same message. The 3rd letter with the 3rd part of the cipher had the word (over) written at the bottom of the page,making that page stand out since the others didn't have that word written on them. That 3rd page also stood out because it was written with a thicker felt tip pen, and was the only page where he said"In this cipher is my identity" (That has been found also, see video's)
The 1st two Harden worksheets were different from the 3rd worksheet. They both had the killer's message written underneath the code,while the 3rd worksheet of Harden's had the killer's message written on top of the code which made it stand out . This 3rd worksheet also had the word (over) written on the bottom of the page,matching that of the clue in the S.F. Chronicle's 3rd letter. The first two pages of the Harden worksheets were marked at the top,(page,and then Roman numerals 1&2) ,where the 3rd page was marked Page 3 with a number making it stand out from the others. This video also contains the Concerned Citizen card with the word "Signature"
originally typed Signiture with the letter "I" which was changed to an "a".This was the key word he wanted the police to focus on. This all ties in with Hardens 3rd page worksheet where he wrote signature.
The Harden worksheet's seen in video were never examined for fingerprints to compare to Zodiac.Harden was never considered a suspect back then. Also,these original letters and codes sent July 31st 1969,were never examined for DNA testing,because they were lost,and later found in a garage of an ex police officer,which resulted in any possible evidence of value being contaminated for DNA testing.
Zodiac: As "one" might say ,I gave the police some bussy work to keep them happy. That "one" ,he was referring to is one in a teaching position. He was cluing a teacher. (our mission is to keep kids busy and happy) In context of education, busy work allows students to work independently, to test their own knowledge & skills, to practice using new skills learned in the educational setting.It can consist of various types of schoolwork assigned by a teacher to keep students occupied with activities
Zodiac claims he was crack proof,but mentions collecting slaves for his afterlife 11/9/69......7/26/70....10/27/70....and 3/13/71.This shows the message in the code was correct,but it also shows he is still crack proof because Harden was the Zodiac.
Zodiac: The system checks out from one end to the other end in my tests.
Harden: The code checks out against itself from one end to the other.
.Zodiac Identified: His name was Donald Gene Harden.His full identity was found hidden in the 408 cipher, and the symbol that he sent (with 4 dots around it) which represent the 4 crime scenes,connects all 4 crime scene areas to Salinas Ca where he lived at the time of these crimes.He matches both sketches,with and without glasses.The # 408 ,which was the number of characters in Zodiac's first code, was also Don's area code.The 408 cipher had 54 unique symbols,Harden's address was #54 at that time in 1969.The Melvin Belli meeting address that Zodiac gave was 6726 St Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop. Harden's last 4 digits of his phone # back then were 6726 exactly. His initials DH were hidden in the bus bomb diagram.Don's zodiac sign was Pisces, so it fits with the water theory. Don's height was in the 5 8" and 5 10" description range ,like officer Don Fouke described. Don Fouke got the best look at Zodiac.Harden was in the age range that Fouke described as 40-45. Harden was 41. He even pretended to be a hoaxer and really did call the Jim Dunbar show knowing they would dismiss him as a hoaxer for acting stupid like he didn't know what he was talking about. His wife Bettye wrote a partial confession in Robert Graysmith's Zodiac (which was a Salinas Library book) that read: I started the Zodiac case and ended it,the last half of this book is theory. When I write the true ending,it will shake the earth! Bettye Harden