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sixtieschick

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Hi Rabbit. Although your post was directed to Dennis, I became intrigued and started trying to look up information on your case. If you can provide a bit more information, perhaps I will be able to find information about the murder itself. To the best of your knowledge, was Dina her formal given name, or a nick name? Do you know the date she was killed? Cause of death? I know you said she was found on a hill in Vallejo. Did she live in Vallejo? So far. I have not found any records that indicate a Dina Hooper or Dean and Edith Hooper lived in Vallejo during the years around 1971 or 1972. Did Dina, or her parents, reside elsewhere and she was simply in Vallejo visiting? Since Dina was adopted from a Chinese orphanage, there is no U.S. birth record for her. So far I cannot find a death record. If you can provide clarification on the issues I mentioned here, perhaps I can do a better job. I also hope to go to Vallejo soon, and if I have the date of her murder, etc. I could look through the papers in the library to see if I can find articles about the murder. Thank you.
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Thank you both for your responses. To answer your questions:
To the best of my knowledge the Hoopers lived in Yontville, near Napa, when Dina was killed. Dean was the director of the Veterans Hospital there. He had been in the Air Force, and perhaps was retired from the AF at the time he had this job. She had been at a party earlier in the evening and was hitchhiking. I also have been unsuccessful in finding any information, articles, etc., about her murder. I haven't devoted a whole lot of time to it, due to my own time constraints. The one "suspect", if you can call him that, was a man who had apparently been at the same party and was discharged from the military at some point. I could be wrong about the date as well. I know that her body was found a few years before I was born and after my parents were married, so it would have been between '71 and '75. I am also unsure about the cause of death. Dina was her given American name upon adoption, and yes, she was Chinese. I will have to get some more information from my parents, perhaps I can pin down the dates a bit better. I really do appreciate your interest and help. I don't know why I have always felt compelled to figure out who did this and how and why, but I have. It's just always been such a sad story for me. Thanks again.
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rabbit, probably the best way to get some info on her murder would be to go to the library in the area of the crime and look at the old microfilm or copies there of the newspapers printed after the discovery of her murder. If you get a date of death you can go from there. As you probably know you can get a death certificate copy from the State of California.

If you could get LE to release what they have on the crime; of course that would be best, if it's a Zodiac crime there will be clues to link it to other Zodiac crimes.

The death certificate will give several clues.

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sixtieschick

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Rabbit, I haven't forgotten you, but without a more exact time frame of the murder, locating information is tough going. I have some feelers out and will let you know if I get any information.
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dear rabbit, joined this site to share with you the information my friend & I found on your Aunt. Please PM me with your email and I will send you all the articles we tracked down.VTH 3/13/75
Article Typed out for better reading.
A skeleton found Tuesday in an open field at Columbus Parkways and St.John's Mine ROad was identified tentatively Weds. by Vallejo police as the remains of an 18 year old Chinese girl from Sonoma.
Det. Richard Hoffman said the skeleton is presumed to be that of Deana Hooper who had been reported missing here last July 15 by her sister, Mrs Tonna Albright of 901 Georgia St. with whom she had been staying.
Hoffman said Mrs. Albright made the tentative identification after viewing the clothing and sandals found at the scene of the discovery and recognized them as her sister's. Hoffman said Mrs. Albright also identified the ruby-colored birthstone ring on the right hand as that worn by her sister when she disappeared here nine months ago.
Hoffman said the first clue to the skeletons tentative identification came from Harold Thacker, a retired Vallejo police sergeant and now a criminal investigator to Mare Island.
Hoffman said Thacker supplied the name of the missing Chinese girl after reading yesterdays Times-Herald a count of the discovery of the skeleton. Thacker told Hoffman's he recalled talking to the missing girl's father at Mare Island when he made inquiries at the shipyard after his daughter reportedly last had been seen there.
Hoffman siad a check of Police Department records uncovered a missing persons report involving Deana Hooper which had been filed by her siste in Vallejo. Police immediately contacted the sister with the result the first sad to the skeletons' identity was developed.
Hoffman said confirmations of the identification rests with an examinations of the Sonoma's girl's dental charts which have been released by a Napa Dentist for checking with he skeleton's teeth.
According to the missing person's report filed last July by Mrs. Albright, Hoffman said her sister last had been seen on July 11 at the Enlisted Men's CLub on Mare Island.
Hoffman said Mrs. Albright gave no reason reason for delaying the report of her sister's disappearance until July 15th.
Hoffman said Deana Hooper and Tonna Albright had been adopted about eight years ago from an orphanage in Hong Kong by their foster father Dean Hooper a Caucasian ex-seviceman who now lives at 234 Thonison (?) Ave. Sonoma.
Hoffman said her notified Hooper that the skeleton found here had been tentatively identified as his missing adopted daughter. According to Hoffman, Hooper confirmed he had suspected all along that Deana was dad after she disappeared with a trace last July and that Mrs. Albright confirmation of the identifications of the skeleton came as no surprise to him.
Hoffman said it is his belief the skeletons found Tuesday by an Oakland chiropractor and his 8 year one son flying kites an the Azevedo Ranch had lain in the fired undetected since last July 12.
He indicated the location of the skeleton in high weeds 40 feet east of the neatest roadway would have made it virtually impossible for someone to see the remains unless a passerby stumbled by accident on that site.
Hoffman said the skeleton now is being examined by an anthropologist at the University of California at Davis in hope of determine the cause of the death .
Meanwhile, he said the police investigation into the girls' disappearance and data is continuing.
sixtieschick

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Dennis what is the status of the case then? Are you still working to convince the powers that be that Jack is the Zodiac? I hope you will not abandon your quest.
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So where's Dennis? I think it's all gotten to him and now doesn't care, got no more fight left, Tom Voight still soldiers on. Jack is fading into the distance...


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Catseye keeps mentioning a trip to chaco canyon to find clues to support her theory that jack was a native avenger. She has previously mnetioned her other 'solves' based on native american imagery and symbols. Is this a trip you will be making with her Dennis? Do you believe that there is any merit to her native american angle?
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I know nothing about Catseye's Indian theories, and further more could really care less. If I went anywhere it would be to simply take a vacation, the last thing I would want to do is think about this case.
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Fair enough. Thanks.
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So does this mean you've had enough of Zodiac and are walking away from it all?
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Yes just clicked about the couple shot in the car park, the dude thought it was cop the way he came over with a torch. Or may I say a security guard. Like Jack was. Dennis are you giving up on Zodiac.?
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Dennis, since the DNA from Cheri Jo Bates doesn't match jack does that mean you are ruling him out of all involvement in the murder, or as nanette's handwriting analysis claims do you believe he wrote the letters while an accomplice committed the murder, same as the claim that Jack wrote the JBR letters but did not commit the murder?
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At this point I would rule him out.
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So, if you rule him out then what do you have to say about the letter sent to her father? It's generally accepted amongst the Zodiac killer camps that those letters were written by the same person that wrote all of the other "accepted as" Zodiac killer writings.

Furthermore the letter most definitely has the JT initial nuance that I see throughout the Zodiac killer and other writings. Do you think JT worked in concert with others as I do?

I playing catch up ball on the Anthrax business but I can tell you with perfect certainty that the "signature" or JT nuance is in the Anthrax notes, just yesterday I first saw a copy of the one sent to Goldman Sacks and the "E's are artistically formed to double as the JT initial nuance clue, the D's look like they came right off of the JBR ransom note.

DNA wasn't sequence back in the sixties, for what you are saying to be true would mean that LE would have had to have kept frozen samples all these years, furthermore are you confirming that there is a valid and usable DNA profile of Jack Tarrance because as I recall they were trying to get a sample of his DNA after he was dead and gone, and they were trying to get it from his dentures and hairbrush?

This site has some of the Anthrax documents mentioned: http://www.anthraxinvestigation.com

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