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Robert E. Hunter Jr. (b. ca. 1922) was a wealthy banker who lived at the corner of Washington and Maple Streets in Presidio Heights, and was identified as a suspect in 1973 in the following manner: the investigator who discovered him assumed the letters at the end of the Desktop Poem from Riverside, "rh," were the initials of the Zodiac Killer, that his cross circle symbol was a gunsight and therefore representative of his name, and that he simply got into Stine's cab and asked to be taken home. He then found Robert Hunter living there, concluded he had to be the Zodiac, and turned his findings over to SFPD; Hunter was officially eliminated as a suspect. Hunter did not live on that corner until after 26 May 1970, when he bought the house, so he cannot have wanted a cab ride home to a place he did not own. Despite the fact that the press believed it, there is no evidence that the Zodiac's cross circle symbol represents a gunsight and therefore the Zodiac's name, and even though Sherwood Morrill authenticated the Desktop Poem's authorship as the Zodiac's, it is debated as to whether it truly is his work or not (remember, Morrill also authenticated the forged April 1978 letter, so even the experts are not infallible). Many untruths about Hunter have been told over the years, such as him owning property at Lake Berryessa overlooking Zodiac Island (he did not own any property in Napa County until the 1990's), and owning Hunter's Villas in Vallejo near where Ferrin and Mageau were shot (there was never a property in Vallejo bearing that name). Other than bizarre "logic" used to identify him and some unfortunate coincidences regarding his name and place of residence, there is no evidence that he had anything to do with the Zodiac crimes. He has long since moved from San Francisco and now owns a winery.
Originally posted by TheMythLives
reply to post by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest
The only thing that I know is that America's Most Wanted stated he has been cleared. So he's not a suspect anymore. Not sure why and apparently the DNA is the key, however, do we test the blood on the knife? or do we go straight for Jack Tarrance and what would we compare that too?
[edit on Jun 27th 2009 by TheMythLives]
i concur for the most part with your analysis, but i dont think he lost the rush. if he wasnt getting the rush he desired he would have escalated. i believe that is a set pattern with thrill killers, rapists, and people who steal or commit other crimes for the rush. i believe there was something that stopped him from escalating such as prison, a mental ward, death, or maybe complete mental collapse.