Saturday, March 15, 2008
The latest Zodiac Killer suspect being bandied about (main thread here is a little confusing as the posters are privy to information that is not fully disclosed; other threads here) was named Richard Gaikowski (for some odd reason, the name is never allowed in the postings). He had the newspaper/film/military/counterculture connections usually associated with the Zodiac Killer, and "some emotional turmoil in the 1970s". Gaikowski was also a USENET (pdf:easier to read cache here) pioneer, and you have to wonder whether he participated in internet discussions about the Zodiac Killer before his death in 2004. He is not a new suspect - his name has come up before, e. g., here - and he falls into the class of San Francisco ‘characters’ who seem to surround the story.