March 28, 2023

Episode 277: The Devil’s Luck: The Zodiac Killer Survivor

Episode 277: The Devil’s Luck: The Zodiac Killer Survivor
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A young couple out for a leisurely day at the lake find themselves faced with one of the most infamous killers of the 20th century. Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard were victims of a brutal attack by a hooded man who called himself “The Zodiac.” They survived the initial attack after being left for dead but still faced a fierce battle to summon help. Only one would survive. 



Zodiac, Robert Graysmith, Penguin Random House Publishers, 1986. 


Napa Valley Sheriff’s Department Interview with Bryan Hartnell (NSO CASE #105907) at Queen of the Valley Hospital, September 28, 1969. 


Zodiac Killer Police Report, Page 1

Zodiac Killer KPIX News report 1969 - YouTube 

 1969 Zodiac Killer news clip Interview with college student Bryan Hartnell and bus driver - YouTube

KGO Story (

KCRA Story 1 (

Bryan Hartnell – Shadow of the Zodiac

The Zodiac Killer - Crime Museum

The Zodiac Killer: A Timeline - HISTORY 

Bryan Hartnell Interview in 1969 : MrBaseball2 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive 

Zodiac Killer Letters: KRON-TV Compilation (1969-70) - Bay Area Television Archive (

Something good comes from tragic tale – Redlands Daily Facts 



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