May 1, 2021
Los Angeles, California
Dr. George Hill Hodel Full DNA Profile Comparison Available and Awaits Discovery of Confirmed Zodiac DNA which to date (May 1, 2021) is Non-Existent
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ZODIAC DNA 2021
Excerpt from above DNA Summary on Stine Gloves page 12/13:
SKH UPDATE: Re. Gloves found in Paul Stine cab as potential DNA source.
The above statements were written and published in BDA II some seven years ago. (2014) I have only recently (5/1/21) discovered that the gloves booked in evidence were according to author Robert Graysmith in his 1986 book, “ZODIAC” eliminated by SFPD detective Toschi as belonging to a woman who was a previous passenger in Paul Stine’s cab and inadvertently left them
in the cab. Here is the exact quote from page 90 of “Zodiac” (Berkeley Books 1986). Page 90:
“…Just under the dash, Toschi found a pair of dull black leather gloves. They were soaked with blood but were too small for a man. Later he (Toschi) discovered that they belonged to a woman passenger from earlier in the day.”
I have no idea as to the accuracy of author Graysmith’s statement, but obviously, if he did not simply invent the reportage, his source had to have been detective Toschi, or someone directly involved in the actual investigation. If true, then that would of course eliminate the gloves as being a source for Zodiac DNA.
A later source documents some DNA testing on the leather gloves found in the Stine cab as “containing the victim Paul Stine’s blood on the outside of the gloves and stranger DNA on the inside.”
The source on this latter statement was Pamela Hofsass, a former SFPD homicide detective who worked the Zodiac case and currently runs the forensic lab for Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.
Hofsass in the below article indicated that Paul Stine’s blood was on the outside of the glove but, “the blood and other matter collected from inside the glove was too muddled to be of use- possibly containing traces from anyone who had handled it over the years. We got a mixture on the inside, she said.”
See the full article below: