As a licensed private investigator in Texas many moons ago, I studied Graphology and examined documents for various crime cases and court proceedings. Today, I retain an interest in this forensic activity and it’s a fun hobby and exercise at parties and get togethers with friends.
Recently I learned of a five year study performed by researchers evaluating many examiners, most of them government employees, where they undertook 100 handwriting comparisons using digital images of such writing produced by 230 people.
Of the 100 tasks:
🔹44 were comparison of documents handwritten by the same person
🔹56 were comparison of documents written by two individuals.
🔹Unknown to the participants, a tenth of the comparison sets were repeats of sets they had already seen—a way to test how consistent each participant was over time.
The FBI’s Laboratory Division, in conjunction with Noblis, Inc., recently published their scientific research paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about the accuracy and reliability of forensic handwriting comparison.
The paper, “Accuracy and Reliability of Forensic Handwriting Comparisons,” summarizes the results of the five-year project.
The FBI Laboratory undertook this research to provide estimates of error rates—how often document examiners make correct writership decisions—as well as how often an examiner reaches the same conclusion when seeing the same documents again, and how often other examiners reach the same conclusions.
This study was the largest of its kind, involving examiners from U.S. and international crime laboratories and private practice. Collectively, these examiners made more than 7,000 document comparisons and provided information with which to correlate results to levels of education and experience, along with other metadata.
Examiners in the FBI study expressed their conclusions in the form of five ratings: definitive that the same writer had or had not written the compared samples, probable that the same writer had or had not written them, or no conclusion.
Features of interest included letter spacing, how letters connect, and the drop or rise of “legs” below or above a letter, such as the tail of a small letter “g” or the upsweep of a small letter “d.”
Overall, in 3.1 percent of cases, examiners incorrectly concluded that the same writer had composed the comparison samples. Different writers who were twins tripped the examiners up more often, leading to a false-positive rate of 8.7 percent. The false-negative rate of samples that were incorrectly attributed to two different writers was even lower, at 1.1 percent.
The study is part of a portfolio of research projects conducted by the FBI Laboratory to evaluate the accuracy, repeatability, and reproducibility of pattern evidence examiner decisions.
It was modeled after a highly acclaimed 2011 FBI Laboratory study about the accuracy and reliability of fingerprint examiner decisions, which is widely regarded within the forensic community as a gold standard in pattern evidence study design. That research project formed the basic design for this study and resulted in more than 15 scientific publications to date.
Update: At 7:50 p.m. June 29, 2022 local time, three searchers looking for evidence, found a body at the bottom of a dry retainage pond approximately 300 yards from the home of Shana DiMambro, who has been missing since July 19.
Donald “DJ” Seeger, Jr. and two associates from his water supply and service company have been vigorously searching for any signs of Shana since Sunday of last week after she was reported missing.
They called 911 immediately after discovering the body. Sheriff deputies and a forensics team arrived.
The Seeger search and rescue team provide individual information to law enforcement. The body, after the discovery site has been documented and examined, will be taken to a medical examiner for an autopsy.
During Seeger’s team’s first search effort, dozens joined him to find Shana. The Spring Branch native said her husband Chris Antos came with them.
“He cried for a little bit then he jumped in and tried to help the best he could,” Seeger observed. “He was just helping us scan the ground looking for anything and we were asking him a lot questions about her during the entire time.”
Seeger first learned about the missing woman after the Comal County Sheriff’s Office posted about the case online. He realized she vanished near the area and around the same time where his company was establishing a water system along State Highway 46.
“We jumped in thinking maybe our truck dash cameras caught something but we didn’t get anything from it,” he said.
When Shana’s father arrived from Neveda, Seeger met him and became determined to help find her.
“I thought well as a company, we got the GIS maps to set up a grid to organize people, so we put a post out and brought people together,” said Seeger.
“I’m always looking for ways to serve,” he continued. “I served for seven years at the Crisis Center of Comal County as a volunteer for sexual assault and domestic violence. Any time I hear of an exploitation or a missing person or an abused victim or something, it’s always something I want to jump in and see if there is anything I can offer to help.”
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The last time Brian DiMambro of the Reno, Nevada area heard his daughter’s voice was in mid-June, over a month before he was notified Shana was “missing.”
His son-in-law Christopher Antos called him from Texas to chat about various things and indicated he was worried about his upcoming court hearing for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI). This was not Antos’ first DWI, but the only one where two people were injured allegedly by his drunk driving.
Towards the end of the phone call, DiMambro heard Shana call out, “Hi, Dad! I’m busy cooking dinner,” in the background. Hopefully, those were not the final words of a daughter to her father.
By July 19, 2022, the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) began searching for 45-year-old Shana Alison DiMambro after she vanished from her RV home at Texas 46 RV Park in Spring Branch, east of Bulverde and north of San Antonio, Texas that Tuesday morning.
Jennifer Smith, CCSO public information officer, said deputies were dispatched to the RV park in the 100 block of Mitchell Drive after DiMambro’s husband, Chris, reported her missing. Antos told deputies his wife was wearing a white v-neck teeshirt, light pink shorts and black flip flops when he left home for work at 7:10 am that morning.
This message was released to the public:
Brian DiMambro flew from Nevada to help with the search and talk with deputies. Detective Anthony Moreno was assigned to his daughter’s case.
By the weekend, word of mouth, social media and local news were reporting Shana’s disappearance. A San Antonio-based KENS 5 television reporter interviewed Antos for their exclusive 10 pm newscast. Here, in part, is some of the interview:
KENS 5 INTERVIEW
Chris Antos [Husband]: “I love you.”
Reporter [Sarah Duran]: “Chris Antos wants his wife, Shana DiMambro, to know he’s looking for her.”
Chris Antos: “Please come home. We want you back.”
Reporter: “He won’t stop searching ’til she’s found. He hopes she’s physically and mentally okay.”
Chris Antos: “I mean, there was some darkness the night before with her and the past.”
Reporter: “Antos said he left for work last Tuesday morning, and when he returned home for lunch his wife was gone. But he noticed DiMambro’s car, cell phone, wallet and dog, remained behind. His search expanded into the neighborhood and the nearby gas station.”
Chris Antos: “Didn’t see anything. Came back here and I was like, ‘O.K. things aren’t right. I got to call the cops.'”
Reporter: “The Comal County Sheriff’s Office is searching for her, along with search and rescue non-profits, Texas EquuSearch and Project Absentis, and the couple’s families.” [Note: Project Absentis is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization made up of retired and former FBI Agents, other law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence professionals who seek to assist families of missing persons in locating their loved ones.]
Chris Antos: “I don’t know what I would have done without them.”
Reporter: “Holding out hope for DiMambro’s return, the family plans to host public searches soon.”
Chris Antos: “We’re not stopping, the fight is still there, and we’re not going to stop until we know something about where Shana is, or until she’s home.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON SHANA A. DIMAMBRO
🔹Shana attended John H. Wood Middle and Madison High Schools in San Antonio. Classmate Jennifer Court remembers Shana as, “Beautiful. Not a lady you forget once you meet her.”
🔹Shana and her future second husband, Chris Antos, would sneak out and meet to smoke cigarettes together as students of Madison High.
🔹While living in San Antonio, Shana began having behavioral problems. Often depressed, she began drinking and consuming various drugs.
🔹In 1997, Shana married her first husband, Christopher Anth Zarbaugh in Nevada. Since divorced, Shana suffered domestic abuse in this marriage.
🔹On October 14, 2021 at 4:40 pm, Zarbaugh, now 54, was booked in San Antonio’s Bexar County Jail “for assault on family, choking and strangulation.”
🔹On January 23, 2022 at 10:30 am, Zarbaugh was booked into San Antonio’s Bexar County Jail for “Violation of Bond and Protective Order.” It is not known by Shana’s family or friends if he remains incarcerated. His various jobs have been at fast food and family restaurants.
🔹With the help and guidance of her father and stepmother, Brian and Vickie DiMambro, Shana was able to get drug and behavioral therapy.
🔹Vickie is, or has, served in various directorship capacities for Rohan Ranch (drug rehabilitation), Rivendel Indepedent Living (mental health clinic), and Safe Embrace (safe house and counseling services for victims of domestic abuse).
🔹Shana successfully rehabilitated from the meth and drug addictions in 2012 in Washington state and Nevada centers.
🔹Shana opened a business, Rent-a-Daughter, doing various chores for families needing caring support in the Sparks-Reno area.
🔹Two years ago, while Shana had been living near her parents in northwest Nevada, Chris Antos located her on Facebook. They began chatting and it led to a long distance relationship. He began to visit her.
🔹Mike Hare verified she lived in San Antonio “most of her life. She moved away some years ago and then moved back a year ago. We worked together all through our 20s at an Italian Restaurant here in San Antonio.”
🔹Shana is a drinker and smoker. It is not known by family and friends that CleverJourneys has corresponded with, if she is back on drugs.
🔹Antos took some time away from his position as a Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) installation supervisor for a San Antonio service company to travel to Nevada, to marry Shana and bring her back to Texas in late 2020.
🔹Coworkers at this (2020-2021) HVAC company described Antos as a smart, skilled and reliable supervisor. “He was friendly and responsible,” a peer said. “He was productive, but sometimes, especially Mondays, he would come in worried about his wife. She was moody and physically combative. It made him nervous and he was concerned and caring for her, but when the two drank on weekends we could tell it was bad. He came in with black eyes and one particular Monday it was a huge black eye.”
“It was hard for him to take her out to our company events or social events because she was unpredictable or just plain drunk,” another coworker explained. “As far as we could tell, he never drank on the job, but I think he was arrested for drinking while driving in his past. I’ve only seen her a few times and after his last day of work here when he came in to get his check. She was always quiet and to herself with her head down. I just felt sorry for them both.”
🔹Shana has a pierced nose and several tattoos: A dolphin on the back of her neck, two sunflowers, a tribal tattoo, and a butterfly.
Anyone with information about DiMambro’s case is urged to contact the Comal County Sheriff’s Office at 830-620-3400.
A large scale search is planned for Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 8 am. The search party begins and organizes at the Wal-Mart parking lot nearby.
Kelsey Smith, just 18-years-old, went shopping at a Target store. at 97th and Quivira, behind the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas. She bought a gift for a six-month anniversary of dating with her boyfriend. It was June 2, 2007, just nine days after high school graduation.
Target surveillance video later showed Smith in the store browsing, calling her mother by cellphone, and purchasing the present. She then exited the store at 7:07 p.m. and disappeared…
Nearly four hours later, her car, a 1990 era Ford Crown Victoria, was found abandoned outside of Macy’s in Oak Park Mall’s parking lot across the street. Her purse, wallet, and the items she had bought were still in the car.
Target uses a large number of video cameras, inside and outside their stores. Footage can often be enhanced internally through their Target Forensic Services Division.
🔹The surveillance footage showed her parking her car and entering the store. It even showed where she was when she called her mother. She picked out the items that were later found in the car. She did not seem to talk to anyone there except the cashier. According to the cashier, she did not see or notice anything unusual in the store and not in Kelsey’s behavior.
🔹A preliminary scan of the Target video did not show anything unusual, but a careful look, once slowed down showed a flash in the screen in the direction of Kelsey and her car after she exited the store. The flash was consistent with someone running when the camera is placed at a distance.
🔹When reviewing more surveillance video, investigators saw strong evidence that Smith had been abducted in the parking lot.
🔹Footage revealed someone forcing Smith into her car.
🔹Across the street at Macy’s, their surveillance video showed her car had been left about two hours after Smith and her kidnapper left the Target lot. The time stamp read 9:17pm.
🔹A figure in white shirt and dark pants was seen leaving the vehicle and running toward the street, but initially it was too dark to determine if the figure was male or female.
🔹Target video of the parking lot about that time showed a suspicious 1970s-era Chevrolet truck leaving.
🔹Detectives reasoned that if she were deliberately singled out for abduction, then her stalker must have been in the store watching her.
🔹A close review of the security footage showed a white male, in his early twenties, seemed to be in every aisle and in almost every part of the footage showing Kelsey — but at a discreet distance.
🔹Investigators noted he was wearing a white shirt and dark shorts. When they looked at the video of her entering they saw him coming in about a thirty seconds later.
🔹He made no effort to talk to her or approach her in the store but left just as she went to the cashier. The surveillance showed a good picture of him leaving the store.
🔹While no crime was committed at that point, (after all he could claim he was just browsing), the fact that he was in almost every aisle she was in and seem to be looking at her, or at least in her direction, was too much of a coincidence for the police to ignore.
🔹The man, now appearing to be the suspect, was wearing similar clothing as the figure seen in the Macy’s video.
🔹When the video still of the man was released to the media, it generated hundreds of tips but they were too general to be useful.
🔹Police checked the car for forensic evidence fingerprint. Experts isolated all those who had legitimate reasons to be in the car such as Kelsey’s family, friends, and boyfriend. As a result, they found unidentified prints on the seat belt.
🔹When an investigator looked at the surveillance and expanded it, he saw that the Chevrolet pickup leaving was identical to the truck in earlier footage arriving just before Kelsey drove in.
🔹Bingo! The camera from the front of the store showed the driver clearly. They reasoned it was the subject and released that footage.
🔹There was good footage shared in local media and on America’sMost Wanted television show. One man who had seen the video of the subject joked it looked like a neighbor to the actual neighbor.
🔹The next day when he saw the information on the truck he stopped laughing and called in the tip.
🔹On the evening of June 6, 2007, police arrested 26-year-old Edwin Roy “Jack” Hall of Olathe, Kansas. Hall was in the process of leaving town with his wife and son, supposedly on vacation when the police arrived.
🔹Hall was charged on June 7, 2007 with premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.
🔹Hall had no adult criminal record, but had a juvenile record of assault. Hall, who had been adopted at age seven, had been returned to state custody at age 15 after threatening the family’s daughter with a knife.
🔹Hall also assaulted a boy by striking him in the head with a baseball bat, which may account for the juvenile record of assault.
🔹Police do not believe Hall knew Smith. At the time of his arrest, Hall was married and the father of a four-year-old son. Hall admitted to being there but claimed he never approached her but soon was caught in a lie when his fingerprints matched the ones on the seat belt.
🔹Kelsey’s cell phone last pinged in Grandview, Missouri, on June 2. Local law enforcement, the FBI, and technicians worked tirelessly until they discovered her remains. At 1:30 p.m. on June 6, 2007, Kelsey’s body was recovered from the woods near Longview Lake, about 20 miles away from where she was last seen alive.
🔹Hall, held on a $5 million bond, was indicted on the charges of murder, rape, and aggravated sodomy by a grand jury on August 1, 2007, making him eligible for the death penalty.
🔹On July 23, 2008, as part of a plea agreement to avoid execution, he pleaded guilty to all the charges against him, getting sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Today, he remains incarcerated at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Kansas.
Kelsey Ann Smith (May 3, 1989 – June 2, 2007). The story was featured in the international media, including television’s America’s Most Wanted, before her body was found near the lake.
Jack Dennis, former private investigator, often reports on politics, crime, history, travel, nostalgia, entertainment, immigration, drugs, gang activities, and human trafficking. Please support our efforts to provide truth and news that corporate media will not. 🔹Dodie Dennis, retired RN and health instructor, writes about health, nutrition, Big Pharma, nature, travel and everyday hacks-tips-hints.
The Hammer is Used to Steal Presidential Elections
In 2012, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts was directly opposed to Obamacare and stated so in his own legal argument. In a bizzare move, Roberts completely changed his mind during the 11th hour. The cause of his sudden reversal can be attributed to “The Hammer”.
🔹Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office a few years later (in 2015) that President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance, known as The Hammer, into a domestic surveillance system.
🔹Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against the American people.
🔹Montgomery, under a second limited immunity agreement, also in 2015, provided the FBI and the DOJ with sworn testimony about The Hammer and the contents of 47 hard drives. Particularly concerning was the fact that the Obama team used a Hammer application called “Scorecard” to steal the 2012 presidential election in Florida.
🔹By 2020, the Hammer’s Scorecard was used to steal the presidential election for Obama’s controlled and compromised Joe Biden.
🔹A week prior to the 2020 election day, The American Report warned about the stealing of the election:
🔹The Hammer was developed only to be used for foreign surveillance, not to be weaponized for domestic surveillance against the American people, according to Montgomery and to U.S. military sources.
🔹Montgomery realized that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used The Hammer in a diabolically intrusive manner in order to spy on the American people and collect massive amounts of surveillance data for “leverage” and “blackmail.”
🔹By October 2020, it was revealed by citizen journalists and confidential sources that Scorecard would be stealing votes in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona. Now we know this was true.
🔹Scorecard stole the elections by tampering with the computers at the transfer points of state election computer systems and outside third party election data vaults as votes were being transferred. The Obama team had an encrypted VPN in order to access The Hammer at will.
🔹Also in August 2015, Montgomery revealed the federal government continuously targeted Joe Biden and Hunter Biden with electronic surveillance via The Hammer. Among the evidence stored on the 47 hard drives, was information implicating Hunter Biden in illegal activities. Montgomery told the FBI there were 10,000 pages of documents regarding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, including compromising videos and images.
🔹According to U.S. military sources, Montgomery’s surveillance technology was designed to spy on foreign enemies. However not only did it save American lives as America’s “War on Terror” broadened, but also featured built-in safeguards to prevent the system from ever being used for domestic surveillance.
🔹“Multiple echelons” of government, including the FISA court, had to sign off on each and every foreign surveillance operation conducted with the use of THE HAMMER.
🔹Montgomery revealed that Brennan and Clapper used the super-surveillance system Montgomery designed to spy on 156 Article III federal judges, including the onetime head of the FISA court Judge Reggie Walton, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts, members of Congress, Wall Street executives, Rudy Giuliani, Lt. General Michael Flynn, Donald Trump, Trump Tower, multiple Trump businesses, and members of the Trump family.
🔹Montgomery’s revelations about his super-surveillance system, Hammer, call into question Chief Justice Robert’s strange and inexplicable 2012 decision that stood in direct opposition to his own stated legal argument. At the eleventh hour, Roberts flipped and supported the individual mandate for President Obama’s highly unpopular Affordable Care Act.
Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America filed a federal RICO suit in Miami, Florida Thursday, March 24, 2022 against Hillary Rodham Clinton and her cohorts over the Russia collusion hoax orchestrated by the Clinton campaign in 2016 to undermine Trump’s candidacy and derail his presidency.
Trump is seeking treble damages of expenses and losses of more than $24 million.
Here are prominent highlights of the 108 page lawsuit filing:
The Plaintiff, Donald J. Trump, by and through his undersigned counsel, hereby serves his suit against the Defendants, Hillary R. Clinton, HFACC, Inc., the Democratic National Committee, DNC Services Corporation, Perkins Coie, LLC, Michael Sussmann, Marc Elias, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Charles Halliday Dolan, Jr., Jake Sullivan, John Podesta, Robert E. Mook, Phillipe Reines,
Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd., Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko, Neustar, Inc., Rodney Joffe,
James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith, Andrew McCabe, John Does 1 through 10 (said names being fictious and unknown persons), and ABC Corporations 1 through 10 (said names being fictitious and unknown entities) and alleges as follows:
🔹In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot – one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation’s democracy. Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.
🔹The actions taken in furtherance of their scheme—falsifying evidence, deceiving law enforcement, and exploiting access to highly-sensitive data sources – are so outrageous, subversive and incendiary that even the events of Watergate pale in comparison.
🔹Under the guise of ‘opposition research,’ ‘data analytics,’ and other political stratagems, the Defendants nefariously sought to sway the public’s trust. They worked together with a single, self-serving purpose: to vilify Donald J. Trump. Indeed, their far-reaching conspiracy was designed to cripple Trump’s bid for presidency by fabricating a scandal that would be used to trigger an unfounded federal investigation and ignite a media frenzy.
🔹To start, the Clinton Campaign and the DNC enlisted the assistance of their shared counsel, Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep Democrat ties, in the hopes of obscuring their actions under the veil of attorney-client privilege.
🔹Perkins Coie was tasked with spearheading the scheme to find—or fabricate—proof of a sinister link between Donald J. Trump and Russia.
🔹To do so, Perkins Coie launched parallel operations:
–on one front, Perkins Coie partner Marc Elias led an effort to produce spurious ‘opposition research’ claiming to reveal illicit ties between the Trump Campaign and Russian operatives;
–on a separate front, Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann headed a campaign to develop misleading evidence of a bogus ‘back channel’ connection between e-mail servers at Trump Tower and a Russian-owned bank.
🔹Marc Elias, in his mission to obtain derogatory anti-Trump ‘opposition research,’ commissioned Fusion GPS, an investigative firm, and its co-founders, Peter Fritsch and Glenn Simpson, and directed them to dredge up evidence—actual or otherwise—of collusion between Trump and Russia.
🔹Fritsch and Simpson, in turn, enlisted the assistance of Orbis Ltd. and its owner, Christopher Steele, to produce a series of reports purporting to contain proof of the supposed collusion.
🔹Of course, the now fully debunked collection of reports, known as the “Steele Dossier,” was riddled with misstatements, misrepresentations and, most of all, flat out lies.
🔹In truth, the Steele Dossier was largely based upon information provided to Steele by his primary sub-source, Igor Danchenko, who was subsequently indicted for falsifying his claims.
🔹Even more damning, Danchenko had close ties to senior Clinton Campaign official, Charles Halliday Dolan, Jr., who knowingly provided false information to Danchenko, who relayed it to Steele, who reported it in the Steele Dossier and eagerly fed the deceptions to both the media and the FBI. This duplicitous arrangement existed for a singular self-serving purpose – to discredit Donald J. Trump and his campaign.
🔹At the same time, Michael Sussmann, in his hunt for damaging intel against the Trump Campaign, turned to Neustar, Inc., an information technology company, and one of its top executives, Rodney Joffe, a fervent anti-Trumper who had recently been promised a high ranking position with the Clinton Administration, to exploit their access to non-public data in search of a secret “back channel” connection between Trump Tower and Alfa Bank.
🔹When it was discovered that no such channel existed, the Defendants resorted to truly subversive measures – hacking servers at Trump Tower, Trump’s private apartment, and, most alarmingly, the White House.
🔹This ill-gotten data was then manipulated to create a misleading “inference” and submitted to law enforcement in an effort to falsely implicate Donald J. Trump and his campaign.
🔹All of these acts were carried out in coordination with the Clinton Campaign and the DNC, at the behest of certain Democratic “VIPs.”
🔹While their multi-pronged attack was underway, the Defendants seized on the opportunity to publicly malign Donald J. Trump by instigating a full-blown media frenzy.
🔹Indeed, the Clinton Campaign and DNC—admittedly on a “mission” to “raise the alarm” about their contrived Trump-Russia link—repeatedly fed disinformation to the media and shamelessly promoted their false narratives.
🔹All the while, Hillary Clinton, Jake Sullivan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and others did their best to proliferate the spread of those dubious and false claims through press releases, social media, and other public statements.
🔹The fallout from the Defendants’ actions was not limited to the public denigration of Trump and his campaign.
🔹The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—relying on the Defendants’ fraudulent evidence—commenced a large-scale investigation and expended precious time, resources and taxpayer dollars looking into the spurious allegation that the Trump Campaign had colluded with the Russian Government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
🔹The effects of this unfounded investigation were prolonged and exacerbated by the presence of a small faction of Clinton loyalists who were well-positioned within the Department of Justice and the FBI – James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith, and Bruce Ohr.
🔹These government officials were willing to abuse their positions of public trust to advance the baseless probe to new levels, including obtaining an extrajudicial FISA warrant and instigating the commencement of an oversight investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
🔹As a result, Donald J. Trump and his campaign were forced to expend tens of millions of dollars in legal fees to defend against these contrived and unwarranted proceedings.
🔹Justice would ultimately prevail – following a two-year investigation, Special Counsel Mueller went on to exonerate Donald J. Trump and his campaign with his finding that there was no evidence of collusion with Russia.
🔹The full extent of the Defendants’ wrongdoing has been steadily and gradually exposed by Special Counsel John Durham, who has been heading a DOJ investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia conspiracy. To date, he has already issued indictments to Sussmann and Danchenko, among others, for proffering false statements to law enforcement officials.
🔹As outlined below, these ‘speaking’ indictments not only implicate many of the Defendants named herein but also provide a great deal of insight into the inner-workings of the Defendants’ conspiratorial enterprise. Based on recent developments and the overall direction of Durham’s investigation, it seems all but certain that additional indictments are forthcoming.
🔹 In short, the Defendants, blinded by political ambition, orchestrated a malicious conspiracy to disseminate patently false and injurious information about Donald J. Trump and his campaign, all in the hopes of destroying his life, his political career and rigging the 2016 Presidential Election in favor of Hillary Clinton.
🔹When their gambit failed, and Donald J. Trump was elected, the Defendants’ efforts continued unabated, merely shifting their focus to undermining his presidential administration. Worse still, the Defendants continue to spread their vicious lies to this day as they unabashedly publicize their thoroughly debunked falsehoods in an effort to ensure that he will never be elected again.
🔹The deception, malice, and treachery perpetrated by the Defendants has caused significant harm to the American people, and to the Plaintiff, Donald J. Trump, and they must be held accountable for their heinous acts.
🔹As a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ actions, the Plaintiff has suffered, and continues to suffer, significant damages, including but not limited to, actual, compensatory, special, incidental, and consequential damages in addition to costs of defense and attorneys’ fees.
Among other things, the Plaintiff was forced to incur expenses in an amount to be determined at trial, but known to be in excess of twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000) and continuing to accrue, in the form of defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses incurred in connection with his effort to defend against the Defendants’ actions and the various federal investigations and/or official proceedings which arose therefrom, in addition to the loss of existing and future business opportunities for himself, the Trump Campaign, and the Trump Organization LLC.
🔹All of these injuries were sustained within, and were the result of conduct occurring within the United States.
🔹WHEREFORE, the Plaintiff, Donald J. Trump, respectfully requests that this Court enter a Judgment for Donald J. Trump and against the Defendants, Hillary Clinton, HFACC, Inc., the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, LLP, Michael Sussmann, and Marc Elias for damages, including Compensatory and Treble damages, costs, attorneys’ fees, and such further and other relief as this honorable Court may deem just and proper.
“Not all serial killers are alike,” my father, Walter Dennis, a homicide detective on the San Antonio Police Department, told me. “There are many different types of serial killers, because behavior reflects personality, and not all serial killers kill the same, act the same, or are the same.”
Dad was good about teaching me such things and it helped immensely when years later I became a private investigator. Sometimes, if he was on duty, he would come check on me while I was performing surveillance for a case.
“Dad, what homicide cases bother you the most?” I asked one slow stormy night while we were listening to the police radio in his car.
“Besides children, I’d say serial killers bother me most,” he replied. “That Dating Game Killer was intriguing. Never could figure how they let him be on that show as a contestant.”
Dad was talking about Rodney Alcala, who was born as Rodrigo Jacques Alcala-Buquor in San Antonio on August 23, 1943. He moved to Mexico with his family when he was about 8 years old. His father abandoned them while they were in Mexico. Alcala, his siblings and mother later relocated to Los Angeles.
Here is a brief rundown of some of his known crimes and murders:
In Hollywood, California Alcala was a 25-year-old UCLA student when he lured 8-year-old Tali Shapiro into his car. At first Shapiro responded with “I don’t talk to strangers.”
Alcala said that he knew her parents. Later, Shapiro said that “I really didn’t want to get into the car but I was raised to respect my elders,” and so she got into the car. Alcala drove her to his apartment and proceeded to rape and beat her with an iron bar.
Fortunately, a motorist had seen Alcala pick Shapiro up, and after following them, had called the police. When police arrived, they found Shapiro “in a large puddle of blood and not breathing.” They began to search for Alcala in the apartment, but when one of the officers realized that Shapiro was still alive and struggling to breathe, all their focus turned onto her, and Alcala managed to escape. He moved to the East Coast.
He attended New York University from 1968 to 1971, working as a security guard to pay for his tuition.
Prior to his security guard work, Alcala found employment in the summer of 1969 as an arts counselor at a summer camp in Georges Mills, N.H. The director was so impressed with Alcala and how he “confidently demonstrated techniques of filmmaking and photography to the eager young campers,” that Alcala was invited to return the following year.
Alcala worked at Georges Mills again in the summer of 1970.
After graduating from NYU in June 1971, he returned for a third summer at Georges Mills after murdering 23-year-old Cornelia Michel Crilley. The case remained unsolved until 2011, when evidence linked Alcala to the murder.
In 1971 he was included on the FBI’s Most Wanted list when some girls at an arts camp recognized their counselor, who was using the name John Berger. They told the camp’s dean and Alcala was soon arrested, though he was able to plead to the lesser charge of child molestation and served just 34 months.
Note: It is often reported that Alcala studied film under Roman Polanski at NYU, but this highly unlikely since by 1968, Polanski had moved to Hollywood, Calif.
After spending three years behind bars, he soon spent another two years in prison for assaulting a 13-year-old girl. But authorities had regrettably allowed Alcala to travel to New York to “visit relatives.” Investigators now believe that within seven days of his arrival there, he killed a college student named Elaine Hover who was the daughter of a popular Hollywood nightclub owner and goddaughter of both Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.
By now a legally registered sex offender, Alcala was hired to be a typesetter for The Los Angeles Times in September 1977.
He brutally killed Ellen Hover from New York and Christine Thornton went missing during a road trip that year, her remains only discovered outside of Granger, Wyoming five years later by a rancher.
California police questioned Alcala in March 1978 as a potential suspect in the Hillside Strangler killings, another set of serial murders that occurred in California in the 1970s. Alcala was cleared of those crimes, and police did not realize they had actually spoken with a another serial killer.
Just four months later, on Wednesday, September 13, 1978, Jim Lange, the host of a popular television program, The Dating Game, introduced Alcala as “Bachelor Number One.” He was a contestant vying against two other men, all hidden behind a wall, for a date with bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw.
Lange described Contestant #1 as “a successful photographer, who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.”
When asked by Cheryl Bradshaw to describe what kind of meal he’d be, Alcala replied, “I’m called ‘The Banana’ and I look really good… Peel me.”
Bradshaw selected the man who would be known as “The Dating Game Killer.”
After their segment was completed, the two went backstage until they were called out at the end of the program to blow a farewell kiss to the audience.
When Acala offered her a date playing tennis and visiting Magic Mountain that she’d “never forget”, Bradshaw felt creeped out.
“I started to feel ill,” she explained years later. “He was acting really creepy. I turned down his offer. I didn’t want to see him again.”
On June 20, 1979, 12-year-old Robin Samsoe disappeared from Huntington Beach, California on her way to ballet class. Her friends said that a stranger approached them on the beach and asked if they’d want to do a photoshoot. They declined and Samsoe left, borrowing a friend’s bike to hurriedly get to ballet. At some point between the beach and class, Samsoe disappeared. Nearly 12 days later, a park ranger found her animal-ravaged bones in a forested area near the Pasadena foothills of the Sierra Madre.
Upon questioning Samsoe’s friends, a police sketch artist drew up a composite and Alcala’s former parole officer recognized the face. Between the sketch, Alcala’s criminal past, and the discovery of Samsoe’s earrings in Alcala’s Seattle storage locker, police felt confident he was the beast they were looking for.
Soon, after his arrest, investigators discovered hundreds of photographs in a Seattle storage locker that was rented by Alcala. Some of these pictures were eventually helpful with identifying victims.
One of the killer’s means for luring victims was telling them he wanted to photograph them.
Huntington Police decided to release the photos they found at the Seattle rented storage unit in 1979 to the public. Hopefully this could help identify the people pictured in an effort to identify more victims. It worked in the case of Christine Thornton, whose sister, Kathy had never stopped looking for her. She identified her sister in one of the photographs Alcala had kept in Seattle storage.
Alcala was ultimately charged with the killing, but prosecutors declined to extradite him from death row in California to stand trial in Wyoming.
It took several years, but Rodney Alcala was finally convicted of killing Samsoe and four other women women — 18-year-old Jill Barcomb and 27-year-old Georgia Wixted, both in 1977; 32-year-old Charlotte Lamb in 1978; and 21-year-old Jill Parenteau in 1979. He was sentenced to death row in 2010.
Alcala repeatedly appealed his death sentences. During his third trial, he acted as his own defense attorney, he “laughed and talked throughout.” He began asking himself questions in a deep voice and referring to himself as ‘Mr. Alcala’ before answering in his natural tone.
Part of the case against him was a pair of gold earrings linked to Samsoe that had been found in his Seattle storage locker. Alcala played clips from The Dating Game that he said proved he was already wearing gold earrings in 1978.
During his sentencing, he decided to play “Alice’s Restaurant,” by Arlo Guthrie, for the courtroom, with the lyrics: “Eat dead, burnt bodies. I mean kill, kill, kill, kill!”
The jury found Alcala guilty of first-degree murder and he received the death penalty. However, the California Supreme court overturned this verdict due to the jury being prejudiced, they felt, by learning of Alcala’s past sex crimes. It took six years to put him back on trial.
Alcala was convicted by New York courts of the brutal murders of two more women, Cornelia Crilley in 1971 and Ellen Jane Hover in 1977. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in 2013.
Alcala’s execution in California had been postponed indefinitely due to a moratorium on the death penalty instituted by the state in 2019.
Alcala, 77, died of natural causes at 1:43 a.m. Saturday July 23, 2021 at a hospital in the community near Corcoran State Prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
While Alcala was convicted of seven murders, he is believed to have killed anywhere from 50 to 140 women according to the Star Tribune and The East Bay Times. At least one more of those has been identified.
His “signatures” were beating, biting, raping, and strangling (often choking victims until the point of unconsciousness), then once they came to, he’d start the process over again.
When the Huntington Beach Police Department released the cache of photos taken by Alcala in 2010, there intent has been to identify the individuals in them to determine whether they may have been victimized by him.
Some people were alive and came forward. The photos aided in identifying Christine Thornton as one of Alcala’s victims.
Fortunately, a motorist had seen Rodney Alcala pick his first known victim up, and after following them, had called the police. It was 1968. When police arrived, they found a 12-year-old girl “in a large puddle of blood and not breathing.” They began to search for Alcala in the apartment, but when one of the officers realized that the young girl was still alive and struggling to breathe, all their focus turned onto her, and Alcala managed to escape. He moved to the East Coast and later became known as The Dating Game Serial Killer.
California police questioned Alcala in March 1978 as a potential suspect in the Hillside Strangler killings, another set of serial murders that occurred in California in the 1970s. Alcala was cleared of those crimes, and police did not realize they had actually spoken with a another serial killer.
Just four months later, on Wednesday, September 13, 1978, Jim Lange, the host of a popular television program, The Dating Game, introduced Alcala as “Bachelor Number One.”
One of the serial killer’s means for luring victims was telling them he wanted to photograph them.
Huntington Police in California decided to publically release photos they found at Alcala’s Seattle rented storage unit. Hopefully this could help identify the people pictured in an effort to identify more victims. It worked in the case of Christine Thornton, whose sister, Kathy had never stopped looking for her. She identified her sister in one of the photographs Alcala had kept in Seattle storage.
While Alcala was convicted of seven murders, he is believed to have killed anywhere from 50 to 140 people. At least one more of those has been identified.
His “signatures” were beating, biting, raping, and strangling (often choking victims until the point of unconsciousness), then once they came to, he’d start the process over again.
If you have information about the identities of the people in the photographs, please contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 536-5947. Below are some of those photos. For more on Rodney Acala, CLICK HERE.
Who was Rich Higgins and why should we pay attention to his name?
What the government and media handlers deem “conspiracy” is now being exposed as far from being “theory” regarding the October 1, 2017 massive shootings near the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
🔹George Soros’ Soros Fund Management “shorted,” or bet against the stock price of Mandalay Bay’s MGM shortly prior to the shooting. MGM owns the Mandalay Bay shooting site.
🔹MGM Grand CEO James Murren quietly dumped a lot of his personal MGM stock prior to the shooting.
🔹At the time of the shooting, the top five floors of the Mandalay Bay Hotel housed the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
🔹Bill Gates (through Cascade Investment) and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal owned the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
🔹Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal was arrested by the Saudis for corruption a month after the shooting on November 4.
🔹There was a prior shooting at an airport involving the likely assassination attempt on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
🔹Bin Salman was likely staying (not totally confirmed yet) at the Mandalay Bay hotel and was forced to flee the premises in disguise.
Rich Higgins, who served in the National Security Council strategic planning office in 2017, was fired for being too pro-Trump by Deep State members within government.
As so many other patriots, Higgins was quickly labeled as a “conspiracy theorist” by Deep State connected news agencies. We now know he has been fully vindicated.
In at least a 50-page report prepared for Higgins soon after he left NSC, evidence shows shocking information about the mass shooting.
Entitled “All Source Assessment: Attack on the Route 91 Country Music Festival October 1, 2017 Mandalay Bay Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada,” the report offers these astonishing clues to what actually occurred:
🔹The alleged shooter, Stephen Paddock, did not commit suicide as reported by officials and corporate media.
🔹He was executed, likely by ISIS and ANTIFA operatives. The FBI knew this would occur beforehand.
🔹The ANTIFA group claimed responsibility for the shooting including the notice: “One of our comrades from our Las Vegas branch has made these fascist Trump supporting dogs pay.”
What happened to Higgins?
His friend, Mike Daugherty, announced on Facebook: “Rest In Peace Rich Higgins. You are a hero. He passed this morning at 3 am. (February 22, 2022) This guy was all guts for no glory. He was amazing… Had so much surgery. Fought to survive in ICU for months on end…Crushing loss of an unsung hero that history will elevate. He told them all way early about the inside knives in the White House….so the insider mob fired him. What a tragic loss. Pray for his wife and small kids.”
Quotes from the report:
🔹“Stephen Paddock may have anticipated the arrival of a fly in team of additional shooters that would assist in the operational execution.”
🔹An Australian man, Brian A. Hodge is a “person of interest” with “possible ties to Islamic organizations and a possible Islamic State (IS) linkage.”
🔹“Mr. Hodges’ personal profile is more befitting of a left wing or Anti-Fascist Action (ANTIFA) affiliate, but recent intelligence reports point to an increased level of collaboration between groups like Antifa and Islamic State.”
🔹“The FBI was closely monitoring Antifa operative engagements with Islamic State and Al Qaeda (Arabian Peninsula and Islamic Maghreb) personnel in Germany…the FBI has discovered a “level of chatter” between left wing revolutionary groups and Islamic terrorist groups.”
🔹“The report fuses open source information with tactical counter terrorism analysis, cyber intelligence, and digital data mining capabilities.”
🔹“Mr. Hodge traveled to Berlin, Paris, London, and back to Berlin approximately 2 weeks prior to the attack in Las Vegas.”
🔹“Further data mining of Mr. Hodge’s activity on the night of the attack reveals that while he was originally located at the Mandalay Bay and the surrounding Enterprise area, (he) departed downtown Las Vegas while publicly claiming to have been hiding in the bushes outside the Mandalay Bay. Mr. Hodge’s signatures reveal that he is located approximately 10 miles north of the Mandalay Bay hotel…”
🔹“How did Mr. Hodge know, only 3 hours after the attack, in advance of the public and most officials, that a security guard had been killed (actually shot and wounded) on the 32nd floor?”
🔹“Intelligence methods reveal that during the frenzy Hodge stayed at Knotty Pine Motel in north Las Vegas in Room Number 17, a room that was associated with a man named German Torres Moreno, a Mexican national from the city of Penjamo, Mexico, in Guanajuato, Mexico, an area that is rife with ISIS recruiting.”
🔹The report indicates that ISIS claimed some responsibility for the shooting operation and referred to Stephen Paddock as one of their operatives.
🔹Paddock was living at the Mandalay Bay with a woman from Australia named Marilou Danley.
🔹Danley was in the Philipines when the shooting occurred.
🔹Intelligence showed at least one ISIS communication network indicated Paddock had converted to Islam and ISIS granted him the Muslim name Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki, as Newsweek reported.
🔹Al-Naba, the ISIS magazine reported “A soldier of the caliphate attacked a gathering of 22,000 Americans at a concert in the city of Las Vegas, resulting in nearly 60 killed and 600 injured…Brother Abu Abdul Barr stationed himself in a room on the 32nd floor of a hotel overlooking the concert and opened fire continuously on the crowds using 23 firearms and more than 2,000 bullets and died, may God accept him, after running out of ammunition.”
According to the Higgins Report: “Immediately following the attack, during the morning of October 2, Mr. Hodge appears in numerous Australian media reports including print, radio and television. Notably, he does not share the links to these radio and television interviews on any of his own social media outlets. This is highly suspicious behavior. Later in the day on October 2, Mr. Hodge departed Las Vegas and arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While in New Mexico, Mr. Hodge appears to travel to the Anatolia Doner Kebab House…This restaurant address is affiliated with numerous other businesses in the Albuquerque area and is owned by a Mr. Mehmet Kokangul and Umit Kokangul. Mr. Mehmet Kokangul appears to be a Turkish National from Adana Turkey, a known center of Islamic State activity in Turkey.”
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Before the Trump administration began construction on the Border Wall, almost two-thirds of criminal activity in Texas was gang related and Mexican cartels were escalating their recruitment of U.S. school-age children.
“Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” an independent study by former military generals Barry McCaffrey and Major-General Robert Scales noted, “They want these kids to do the dirty work.”
“They are sacrificial,” Carlos, a 28-year old man who had escaped cartel torture and death and was working at a downtown San Antonio restaurant, explained. “They pay them $500 or $1000 to cross the border into Texas because they know the patrol doesn’t think American kids are going to smuggle that much drugs in, but with that kind of money, and excitement, they can find students willing to do it.”
“When the other kids see someone driving a car and spending money and buying their girlfriends jewelry and clothes, it’s not hard to recruit others,” Carlos said.
In just 18 months, six of seven cartels established headquarters in Texas cities during Obama’s last year’s in office, according to testimony form the Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McGraw.
At least 22 murders, 24 assaults, 15 shootings and five kidnappings were traced to cartel activities on the Texas side of the border during that period.
Carlos says “these cartels are very sophisticated and are run like a military or a business.”
“They provide ‘insurance’ to the farmers,” Carlos outlined. “If the farmers continue to harvest and provide marijuana for a very cheap price, then their wives and children will continue to live. That is Mexican cartel ‘insurance.’”
“They pay a few dollars for a pound of marijuana,” said Carlos. “They have up to six levels of people on their payroll who make sure it gets into the U.S. cities because they can sell it in San Antonio or Houston for like $250 or $300 a pound, but in New York or Chicago, it might be $1500 or $1600, and that’s a big profit that no one is going to stop as long as the U.S. allows them to keep on going.”
The generals’ report stated the cartels objectives “are relying increasingly on organized gangs to provide expendable and unaccountable manpower to do their dirty work.”
“These gangs are recruited on the streets of Texas cities and inside Texas prisons by top-tier gangs who work in conjunction with the cartels,” the report continued.
During the Obama presidency, Department of Public Safety reports showed that in 2010, the Texas prison gangs associated with the Mexican cartels increased from four to 12.
When Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples released the report, it revealed these cartels were building a “sanitary zone” about one county deep within the U.S. along the Texas border. The plan was use this zone to escape Mexican law enforcement and provide an area of safe movement for drug smugglers and human traffickers.
Texas was the “tactical close combat zone and frontline in this conflict. Texans have been assaulted by cross-border gangs and narco-terrorist activities.”
“Washington keeps telling us our border is more secure than ever, but this detailed military assessment, by two of America’s top generals, offers proof to the contrary,” Commissioner Staples said about the Obama administration. “It’s time to shed the cloak of denial and protect our citizens and national security.”
“It’s time for Washington to uphold its constitutional duty to protect Americans on their home soil,” Staples added.
The report offered a military perspective on how to best use “strategic, operational and tactical measures to secure the increasingly hostile border regions” on the border.
Big Improvements With Trump
Before the Trump presidency, Texas landowners and officials had been witnessing and pleading with the Obama Administration for increased federal support to defend the U.S. border. They are doing the same with the Biden White House.
“The southwestern United States had become increasingly threatened by the spread of Latin American and Mexican cartel organized crime,” said Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret.)
“The violence and ongoing threat to our security reflected a change in the strategic intent of the cartels to move their operations into the United States,” said Maj. Gen. Robert Scales (Ret.) observed back then. “American cities and rural areas now have Latin American drug, gun and human smuggling cartels operating inside our borders.”
Under Obama-Biden it is a War Zone
Their findings indicate citizens living and working in a Texas border county is equivalent to living in a warzone. Law enforcement agencies, civil authorities, journalists and citizens are in continuous and growing danger of attack.
There is disparity between reported and actual cartel activity because the 17,000 local and state law enforcement agencies that provide data to the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), under the both the Obama and Biden Administrations, are not required to categorize these crimes as “drug related.”
It wasn’t Kryptonite that killed Superman. It was a bullet to the head.
Two Los Angeles police officers arrived at 1579 Benedict Canyon at almost 3 a.m., June 16, 1959. It was the two story house owned by Toni Mannix, the woman that big-time mobster Mickey Cohen called “the only person in Hollywood who had any balls.” She was also the wife of the one-and-only Eddie “The Bulldog” Mannix, the vice-president and general manager of MGM. Eddie had been accused of staging the murder of his first wife Beatrice. She died in 1937 in what many believe was a “make believe” high speed car crash. The incident also raised questions because mobster Al Wertheimer was involved in the accident.
Eddie Mannix first noticed Toni in New York when she was a in a line-up of Ziegfeld showgirls. Her arrogant and lavish mannerisms were attractive. They married in the late 1940s while Eddie was one of two “fixers” at MGM. Howard Strickling took care of studio publicity, while Eddie provided the muscle. Strickling handled the press. Eddie handled the police. Their responsibilities included duties like cleaning up corpses, paying off politicians and law enforcement, buying prostitutes, fixing tickets and hiding illegitimate children.
“I spent my whole life inventing cover-ups,” Strickling said. “Eddie did the covering up.”
By 1959, Eddie had experienced several heart attacks and was confined to a wheelchair.
When the police officers were greeted by several drunken guests downstairs. One of the visitors was the beautiful Leonare Lemmon. She explained this was her boyfriend’s home and that she knew he was going to kill himself because when he came down earlier to greet her partying friends, he had been in a bad mood. He was now dead upstairs.
“If you thought he was going to kill himself,” on officer asked. “Why didn’t you try to stop him?”
She denied she didn’t really say that he was going to kill himself. But she had a feeling he was going to use his gun. They walked up the steps and approached the bedroom. The nude body of a muscular six-foot-two-inch 45-year-old man lay on the bed. His blood gushed through the sheets beneath him like a flowing red cape.
A Lugar lay between his feet, which remained on the floor, as if he’d been sitting on the edge of the bed before falling backward. He’d been shot through the head. The bullet that passed through his brain blasted a hole in the ceiling above and left a casing under his back.
Upon closer examination, the two officers looked at each immediately after recognizing the man. It was Superman. George Reeves played the role of the world’s most famous TV and comic book superhero from 1952 until the previous year.
There were no powder marks or burns from the gun’s discharge found on Reeves’ head wound. These marks are usually present with a suicide.
The bullet that killed Reeves was recovered from the bedroom ceiling. The police determined that there was no sign of forced entry. They also found two additional bullet holes in the bedroom floor, but they were discovered at a later date. They had been covered over with a rug on the night of Reeves’ death, a rug that friend Gene LeBell claims did not belong there. A further examination revealed that the same Luger automatic that killed Reeves had fired these two other bullets too. Lemmon told police that she had been “fooling around” with the gun at an earlier time.
After talking with everyone in the house, the police established the death as a suicide. No fingerprints were taken. No one, including the body, was checked for gun residue. They didn’t even consider trying to determine if it was even physically possible for Reeves to have killed himself.
The police discovered the home was not Reeve’s, but was owned by Toni Mannix, Eddie’s wife. They also learned that Toni had called Phyllis Coates, the actress who played Lois Lane on the “Adventures of Superman” TV program. Toni, in hysterics, told her Reeves had been killed. Even more suspicious was that the gun found at the feet of Reeves was registered to her husband, Eddie Mannix.
It was common knowledge to many that George Reeves and Toni Mannix had been lovers for about seven years. Prior to George leaving to go on tour for Superman, Toni had wanted to build a house further up in the canyon. George liked the idea only if she would leave her husband Eddie and marry him. Toni refused, citing that Eddie was in poor health and did not have much time to live. George decided it was time to move on.
Although production had ceased on the Superman television series on November 9, 1957, due to its popularity the producers had decided to shoot another two seasons worth of shows for release in 1960. Reeves had agreed to return and was given a substantial pay raise.
Reeves met Lenore Lemmon at Toot’s Shores restaurant in New York City somewhere in the vicinity of September 1958. Eventually, the two met up again in Florida while he was on another publicity tour for the Superman TV series. In 1959, by the time Reeves came back to California from a New York trip with Lemmon, Toni was out of the picture. In fact, Reeves and Lemmon were scheduled to elope to get married in Spain just three days before his death.
Reeves had been married to Ellanora (Robinson Needles) Rose, a Cincinnati woman who had come to California to be a star. She met Reeves and married him in 1940, a year after Reeves had starred as Stuart Tarleton in Gone With the Wind. Reeves and Ellanora were married for nine years.
Not long after Reeves brought Lemmon back from New York, he started getting up to twenty silent phone calls in the early hours each night and during the day.
Toni began stalking and keeping surveillance of the house. Reeve’s dog suddenly disappeared. While Reeves was planning a marriage to Lemmon, Toni continued to pay for his restaurant and liquor store bills. Practically everything Reeves had–house, car, gun, alcohol, and food– belonged to Toni, and everything Toni owned was paid for with Eddie’s money. She would often say that Reeves “was like a son to Mr. Mannix and me”.
In the following months, Reeves had two minor car accidents and one major one, which led the mechanic who looked at his car to conclude that “somebody wanted him dead.”
Reeves was scheduled to go on tour dressed as Superman and box former light-heavyweight champ Archie Moore in an exhibition match. Reeves, who had aspired to become a boxer in his youth, was excited about the match. “The Archie Moore fight will be the highlight of my life,” Reeves told reporters. “Immediately after the fight I will be married to the most wonderful girl in the world. We’ll fly to Spain, then Australia for six weeks.”
Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen in the Superman series, accompanied Toni to Reeves’ home a few days after his death, where she nailed prayer cards over the bullet holes in Reeves’ bedroom floor.
Years later, a journalist called Toni to inform he was writing about the death of George Reeves. She immediately phoned Howard Strickling in a panic. He drove over with his former colleague Samuel Marx, a retired screenwriter he’d asked to ghostwrite his memoirs. Strickling explained to Marx what the trouble was.
“Well, Eddie did do it of course,” Strickling said. Marx pointed out that Strickling would have to decide how much of that kind of thing he wanted to reveal in the book. Strickling’s memoirs were never published.
Helen Bessolo, Reeve’s mother, thought the case should be treated as murder. She hired Jerry Giesler, Hollywood’s most colorful and successful lawyer, to plea with Los Angeles Police Department. A second autopsy noted bruises were found on Reeves’s head and body. But no one on the police force pursued this new evidence. Some say Giesler back down and dropped out of the investigation after being ‘leaned on’ by Strickling or the Mob.
Bessolo ultimately had her son cremated. Lenore took the $5000 in travelers checks originally intended for her and George’s honeymoon. Lenore returned to the house with Gwen Dailey and they broke the police seal to get in. She claimed that she went in for the lunchmeat and a cat. This is most likely when she took the money. After the press reported that the traveler’s checks were missing, Lenore turned them over to her attorney Leon Kaplan, who then turned them over to Reeves’ estate. However, only $4,000 in traveler’s checks were returned, which leads many to believe that Lenore kept $1,000 for herself. Leonore Lemmon went back to New York and never returned.
Toni Mannix was put under heavy sedation. When Reeves’s will was made public, she appeared as its sole beneficiary. Husband Eddie died four years later. Toni spent the rest of her life alone, occasionally inviting people to her house to watch reruns of Superman.
Puppies in the doctor’s back yard gave San Antonio police detective Walter Dennis a firm suspicion that the St. Bernards were more than just mere coincidence.
After he knocked on the front door of Dr. Charles James Guilliam’s house, a woman with long, straight blond hair opened it. It was a cool Sunday afternoon, February 17, 1974, when Dennis introduced himself and the other suited gentleman standing with him on the porch of the Tuxford Street residence in northeast San Antonio.
“…and this is detective John Dillmann from the New Orleans Police Department,” Dennis began. The lady shook their hands and identified herself as Dr. Guilliam’s wife, Katherine. “We are here to speak with your husband.”
“I’m sorry, but he is out of town on business and can’t be reached by phone right now,” the twenty-something-year-old woman reacted. The detectives verified with her that Dr. Guilliam was a consulting psychologist currently working on a project in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
“We are also attempting to locate a Mr. Claudius Giesick,” Dennis requested. “Do you know Claudius Giesick?”
“Yes, I believe he is a business associate of my husband,” she responded.
“How about Sam Corey,” the other detective asked. “Do you know a Sam Corey?”
Katherine’s faced twitched. Dennis could hear the puppies barking outside and noticed she had difficulty focusing on the enquiry. She asked detective Dillmann to repeat the name.
“You know–Sam Corey,” Detective Dennis replied for the New Orleans investigator. “The big, heavy man. He ran for Mayor of San Antonio and owns the Tokyo Massage Parlor here.”
“Oh yes,” Katherine swiftly remembered. “Jim has gone to his parlor for a massage a few times.”
When asked, she had no photos of her husband she could provide the detectives and asserted that her spouse would have to be the one to answer these questions about him. Dennis gave her his business card and asked her to have Dr. Guilliam call him as quickly as possible.
“Look in the back yard,” Dennis whispered to Dillmann as they walked back to the police car. Dillmann said yes, he had noticed the puppies too when they started barking during their questioning of Katherine.
As Dennis drove back to police headquarters, the two officers compared notes. Dennis had received a call from Giesick on Friday after telling the police operator he needed to speak to a detective. He told Dennis a strange account of how he had spent the last two years in virtual hiding because he was in extreme danger from a criminal named Zent.
Giesick said that his bride, Patricia, had been killed by an oncoming car while they were enjoying their honeymoon in New Orleans the previous month. He wanted to let the detective know that the New Orleans police may be notifying them. Should New Orleans make any inquiries into this death, Giesick was requesting that the SAPD tell them he had to disappear because he was their police informer against this violent gangster, Zent.
Dennis, suspicious of this bizarre request, went to a nearby office to run a computer check on Giesick’s background. When he discovered there was a warrant out for passing hot checks, Dennis instantly arrested him. Dennis then contacted New Orleans and reached Dillmann, who flew into San Antonio Sunday morning. By then, Giesick had been released. Someone posted a bail bond on his behalf. Dennis discovered that someone was Sam Corey.
When Dennis picked up Dillmann at the International Airport Sunday morning, he had already arranged for a 10 a.m. meeting with Corey at the police station downtown. They took a formal statement in which the more than 300 pound Corey wrote that he “emphatically and positively” did not know Patricia. He did not know if Giesick has worked in any massage parlor. He claimed to hear of her death some days later from the bride’s mother who called him from New Jersey. Corey admitted he knew Giesick and had actually met him in Richardson, near Dallas, since the death.
If Corey had known that Dillmann was working on this case for a couple of weeks, he may have been more truthful. The New Orleans detective, by this time, knew that pretty, strawberry blond 24-year-old Patricia Ann Albanowski had been employed in a massage parlor and had been heavily pursued by Giesick.
Two different insurance agency investigators had concerns. Giesick purchased insurance policies totaling over $300,000 on the day of their wedding, prior to embarking on their honeymoon flight to New Orleans.
Patricia’s mother said that in a New Orleans hotel room, the night of her death, her daughter called very worried. Her new husband had left to take their rental car back for some kind of repairs.
Patricia told her mom that Giesick was a psychologist, but didn’t have an office. He often had to go undercover and disappear because he had helped the federal government arrest a major gold smuggling organization. The government was so concerned about his safety and reprisals from this smuggling gang, they had provided Giesick with a new identity. The name he said the Feds gave him was Charles James Guilliam.
When the detectives called Patricia’s mother to confirm information, they learned more startling clues. Patricia, or Trish, as her family called her, commented that Giesick said had been married twice before. His first wife, a former Miss Texas, was killed in a hit-and-run accident along with their only child. His second marriage ended in divorce.
But what she revealed next alarmed both men to the core. On January 2, 1974, Claudius Giesick and Patricia Albanowski were married. Their pastor’s name? Sam Corey.
Before they left for their New Orleans honeymoon trip on January 13, Giesick presented his wife with a wedding present: a St. Bernard puppy.
The detectives soon uncovered information to prove Sam Corey, in a scheme to save on taxes and protect his massage parlors from police troubles, became an ordained minister with the Calvary Grace Christian Church of Faith. He filed a request with Bexar County to change the name of his business from Tokyo House of Massage to Tokyo House Massage Temple.
They also learned that Corey had provided money to Giesick to deposit into his Harlandale State Bank account in San Antonio. The money was used to buy several insurance policies, pay some rent and a few bills after he had performed the marriage ceremony.
As the investigation progressed, it was revealed that Corey was in New Orleans on the night Patricia was hit by a car. The rental car Corey used was checked for evidence which exposed and matched Patricia’s hair. In his formal confession, in order to cut a deal for a lighter sentence, Giesick implicated Corey as the driver of the car that killed Patricia on January 16, 1974.
Giesick had asked his wife to go for a walk that foggy and chilling night. He wanted to show her a family of ducks near the romantic water at a bridge up the street from their hotel. On cue, he noted Corey was waiting nearby in the rental car.
“I tripped her into the road, and he came by and hit her. It was him. He was driving the car and I did see him.”
“I waited about four or five seconds to give him enough time to get started,” Giesick confirmed with no remorse. “I tripped her into the road, and he came by and hit her. It was him. He was driving the car and I did see him. Seconds later the police were there because a guy came by and called the police. Then Mr. Corey came by in the Monte Carlo, just drove by.”
Giesick confessed that his new wife, at the moment of impact, was on the road “on her hands trying to get back up again, but she was facing up. As she was trying to get up, she had sandals on and she was slipping. She couldn’t get up…There was a double thud. It very distinctly hit her twice.”
Several days later Giesick and Corey flew to Trenton, New Jersey for Patricia’s funeral. Corey “was wearing Catholic-priest clothes and was paid by the Albanowski family as a priest; he accepted several donations…for prayers for Patricia.”
On February 22, Dennis and other San Antonio police arrested Giesick for bigamy. It was confirmed that Giesick had been married four times. A one year marriage ending in divorce, a California marriage annulled after three days, to his existing wife Katherine in 1969, and illegally to Patricia.
Eventually Sam Corey was sentenced to death which was later reduced to life in prison. He died at Angola State Prison in Louisiana. Giesick received a 21 year prison sentence, but was released in 1986 at age 54. By 2000, he was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for submitting false auto theft reports in an attempt to collect insurance funds.
Years later, when asked what he remembered most about the case Dennis, a then retired detective, had two answers.
“Well, of course I remember the book by Dillmann and the 1987 TV movie, ‘Unholy Matrimony’ with Patrick Duffy of the Dallas television show starring in it,” Dennis offered. “But the most disturbing thing that sticks in my mind was going back to Giesick’s house on Tuxford to talk with his wife again during the investigation. This time I brought a patrolman with me that actually knew the couple for a few years, hoping she would trust him enough, maybe we could get better information from her.”
The blond hair lady at the door with the St. Bernard puppies was Katherine Kiser Giesick, the real wife of Claudius Giesick, aka Jim Guilliam. They had been married since September 1969. She recognized the friend, the police officer with Dennis, immediately.
During their conversation, the young policeman revealed that her husband had called him to ask if he would say they had been divorced for a couple of years.
“She was puzzled by this, we could tell,” Dennis remarked. “It was obvious we hit a nerve and she acted like she was both hurt and confused.”
“I will never forget the look on her face when we told her about Patricia (Albanowski)—her death and the insurance,” Dennis shook his head. “She started crying in disbelief.”
“It was a life insurance policy he had recently, and unexpectedly, took out on her life and the family.”
“We thought she was crying because of the news we just told her,” Dennis continued. “But she got up and went to a drawer in the kitchen area and brought back a file—a paper.”
“It still brings me chills to think how evil Giesick and Corey were when I saw what the paper was,” Dennis revealed. “It was a life insurance policy he had recently, and unexpectedly, took out on her life and the family.”
During the April 1975 trial, court evidence showed that when the FBI analyzed the pieces of human hair taken from underneath Corey’s New Orleans rental car and from the exhumed body of the bride, “all 15 characteristics were matched perfectly.”
The District Attorney showed how Giesick, all through his adult life was a “con man who made his living off ripping off insurance” companies. “Claudius Giesick literally lied his way through life. He posed as a psychologist. Dr. Jim Gillium and even collected fees.”
“Claudius Giesick told friends he had a plan by which he could hook Sam Corey on a murder charge in New Orleans.” Testimony and evidence also showed how he attempted to get two women to take out insurance policies on their husbands and have them murdered.
Katherine and Claudius Giesick’s divorce was final on Oct. 19, 1976. They both remarried. He lived in Louisiana for a while, but moved back to San Antonio in 2006. If alive in 2022, Giesick would be 75.
My father was Detective Walter Dennis. As a teen, Dad would often take me to the scenes of crimes and investigations he was currently, or previously, worked on. I became the youngest licensed private investigator in Texas at age 18 and oversaw investigations, missing persons, and personal security protection services for over seven years.
Years later, after my father passed away, I heard Giesick served his term in prison but was incarcerated again in 2000 for insurance fraud. I tracked him down when he was age 70. Giesick was living in a rundown one bedroom apartment just southwest of downtown San Antonio. He was sitting on a lawn chair with a cheap bottle of wine in his hand.
This article is the second in our CleverJourneys ongoing series exploring American history from a perspective that burrows deep into criminal profiles, the penal system, victim’s stories, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and our justice system.
Preface: My father, Walter Dennis, was a police officer and homicide detective for the San Antonio Police Department from the late 1950s through the mid-1970s. Later he was a U.S. Marshal and worked on the assassination of federal Judge John Woods.
Dad would often take me to the locations of some of his cases. He’d explain what happened, pointing me to the clues, structures and surroundings of the crime scenes.
It’s no wonder I later became the youngest licensed private investigator in Texas in 1976, and worked on many crime cases.
The Zodiac Killer
Growing up in the 1960s, our childhoods were often troubled by the nightly news of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King.
Nightly news was filled with horrible combat news–especially about our fathers, uncles, brothers, cousins and loved ones serving–of war in Vietnam.
However, the stories that kept us up at night and alert of our surroundings during daylight, were the serial killers. The Boston Strangled, Charles Manson Murders, and Richard Speck. Later we would hear about Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Henry Lee Lucas and Jeffrey Dahmer.
One in particular, for many of us, began with mysterious words scrawled in a letter written to the San Francisco Examiner in 1969. It simply read:
“Dear Editor: This is the Zodiac speaking.”
The letter described in detail the murders of two teenagers at Lake Herman. This was the start of a harrowing investigation into a rash of murders from 1968 to 1969 that continued to span decades.
Even though there were letters containing confessions, witness statements, and sketches of the killer, police never found the Zodiac.
We soon learned that the Zodiac Killer was directly linked to at least five murders in a single year.
He taunted law enforcement through letters sent to Bay Area newspapers. Each letter contained a circle symbol with a cross and one part of a three-part cipher that allegedly contained his identity.
Most recently, in October 2021, after a half century has passed, a group of investigators may have answered the impossible question: Who was the Zodiac killer?
Police officials attributed four definitive Zodiac killings.
🔹On December 20th, 1968, David Faraday & Betty Lou Jensen were shot and killed in their car. There were no motives that could be determined, and the police could not nail down a suspect.
🔹On July 5th, 1969, Darlene Ferrin and her boyfriend, Mike Mageau, were sitting in their car in a remote area on the outskirts of Vallejo, California. A stranger approached them with a flashlight before firing multiple shots into the vehicle. Ferrin died as a result of her wounds, while Mageau survived the attack. A phone call to the police within an hour of the incident claimed responsibility for both crimes.
🔹On September 27th, 1969, the Zodiac killer approached a young couple on a beach on the shore of Lake Berryessa in Napa County. He wore a hood with his circle & cross symbol and tied them up, brutally stabbing them.
Before leaving the scene, he scribbled a message to the police in the car door. Once again, the female victim, Cecelia Shepard, died of her wounds while the male victim, Bryan Hartnell, survived.
🔹On October 11th, 1969, the Zodiac killer shot a twenty-nine-year-old taxi driver, Paul Stine. Even though this crime didn’t fit the pattern of the Zodiac, eyewitnesses gave a description that matched Mageau’s early description of the killer, and the San Francisco Chronicle received a letter claiming responsibility for the crime. Even with the accounts, the police couldn’t answer who the Zodiac killer was.
The Zodiac letters
On August 1st, 1969, the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Vallejo Times-Herald received an identical handwritten letter with no return address. The writer indicated he was the killer in the Faraday-Jensen murders the previous Christmas. He also threatened further murders if his letters were not published on the front page of the papers.
When the FBI and area police were working feverishly to track down the killer, the San Francisco Examiner received a letter that first referred to the murderer by his new name, saying those chilling words, “Dear Editor: This is the Zodiac speaking.”
Several days later, high school teacher Donald Harden and his wife, Bettye, solved the cipher. “I like killing people because it is so much fun,” it read. “It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal of all.”
Three days after the Stine murder, the San Francisco Chronicle received another letter detailing the killing, along with a scrap of Stine’s shirt. The Zodiac threatened to shoot out the tires of a bus and “pick off the little kiddies as they come bouncing out.”
Enter The Case Breakers
The Zodiac letters ceased being sent in 1974. Theories were revealed in the press that perhaps the murdered was now in jail for a different crime or that he had died.
In any event, the case eventually appeared destined to remain a cold case forever. We would never know who the Zodiac killer was.
Enter The Case Breakers, a team of more than forty former law enforcement officers, journalists, and military intelligence officers who have tackled such cases as D.B. Cooper and Jimmy Hoffa. They believe they have answered the decades-old question: Who was the Zodiac killer?
They identified Gary Francis Poste, who died in 2018, as the man behind the circle and cross. Using new forensic evidence linking to him and a telling scar on his forehead that matches the infamous police sketch, the team believes that Poste committed the Zodiac killings and a previously unrelated killing in 1966 near Riverside, CA, hundreds of miles away.
Poste’s full name has also been used to decipher the letters, identifying him as the Zodiac.
One member of the Case Breakers and former army intelligence agent Jen Bucholtz says, “So you have to know Gary’s full name in order to decipher these anagrams. I just don’t think there’s any other way anybody would have figured it out.”