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Click. THE 1971 MURDER OF BETTY MARIE CLOER
WAS SHE A ZODIAC VICTIM?
by Virginia McCullough
 

Above left: The Confession by the Zodiac. Paull Avery traveled to the site of the murder in Riverside county on November 9, 1970 and met with Riverside Captain Irv Cross and the lead investigator on the Bates case (#352 481) Detective Sergeant Dave Bonine. During the second briefing officer Bonine handed Paul Avery a copy of The Confession which was printed for the first time in Robert Graysmith’s book Zodiac copyrighted in 1976.
Above right:
Artist's depiction of the Zodiac at time he stabbed Bryan Calvin Hartnell, 20, and Cecelia Ann Shepard, 22.  Stabbed on September 27, 1969, on what is today locally referred to as "Zodiac Island" at Lake Berryessa in Napa County, Hartnell survived six stab wounds to the back, but Shepard died of her injuries two days later.


Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Cloer
Found murdered in rural area near Cameron Park in El Dorado County on June 19, 1971
21-years-old