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Post by ZodeMode on June 1st 2015, 2:14 am

Tony Tola's name appears in the 340 cipher with a crosshair right in between the first and last name. If Tony was Zodiac then this would be a pretty dumb move. A couple of other people have pointed out that maybe Tola knew Zodiac and Zodiac got a kick out of putting his name in the cipher so that the cops would investigate him. I dont think Tola makes an interesting POI but not much is known about him either.



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Post by ZodeMode on June 1st 2015, 2:15 am

ophion1031 posted on zodiackillersite.com that maybe there is a clue saying "to NY" "to LA"

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Post by ZodeMode on June 1st 2015, 2:17 am

Anthony "Tony" Tola obituary found by morf13, owner of zodiackillersite.com


Ad another find by morf


Obit for Tola's sister
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Post by ZodeMode on June 1st 2015, 2:18 am

Tony and family in the 1940 census - www.archives.com/1940-census/anthony-tola-ca-34474968

Here are a couple articles that mention Tony as being a chaplain Santa Cruz Soquel Junior Odd Fellows Lodge...
www.newspapers.com/newspage/58417497/
www.newspapers.com/newspage/57412467/
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Post by ZodeMode on June 1st 2015, 2:19 am

Anthony "Tony" Tola
DOB: 10-10-1931
DOD: 3-1-1975 (cancer)
SSN: 548-40-4776 issued in NM (?)
Widow's name: Patricia Tola (she is on facebook)
Son Tony Jr. and his wife had previously lived at Hamilton Air Force Base


The license of Antonio Tola of Soquel was put on a probationary status.
From October 13, 1952 Santa Cruz Sentinel.

http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/55418492/
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Post by ZodeMode on June 1st 2015, 2:19 am

A post by ophion1031 at zodiackillersite.com

"Something interesting, kind of. I was thinking that it is possible that someone put Tola's name in the cipher on purpose, to potentially set him up, perhaps. I was only able to find one acquaintance of Tola, a Virgil Kester Jr., who had a partnership with Tola in K&T Trucking. The partnership dissolved. Did they part on bad terms I wonder. Kester later partnered with a well known man from San Francisco who is a REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY. Possible tie to that personal ad."
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Re: POI-Tony Tola

Post by ophion1031 on June 1st 2015, 8:10 pm

Thanks for starting this thread. Tola was most likely not Zodiac, but his name showing up like that in the 340 is very weird and worth looking into further. There's not a lot that can be found about Tola online, and the things that have been found are absolutely not interesting in regards to the Zodiac case. But if anyone else can find more info on Tola then please share!
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Post by ophion1031 on February 15th 2016, 3:53 am

Tony may have a brother (or cousin?) named Peter Charles Tola who is in his late 60's or early 70's. He has lived in Santa Cruz and Aptos. Probably not a whole lot of Tola's around there so I'd imagine they were somehow related. I will see if I can get in touch with Peter and see what he has to say. The name "Tony Tola" with the crosshair symbol right in the middle is something that shouldn't just be ignored, IMO.
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Post by Rocketman on February 15th 2016, 8:31 pm

ophion1031 wrote:Tony may have a brother (or cousin?) named Peter Charles Tola who is in his late 60's or early 70's. He has lived in Santa Cruz and Aptos. Probably not a whole lot of Tola's around there so I'd imagine they were somehow related. I will see if I can get in touch with Peter and see what he has to say. The name "Tony Tola" with the crosshair symbol right in the middle is something that shouldn't just be ignored, IMO.

I bet it is coincidental but you wont know until its proven.
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Post by ophion1031 on May 15th 2016, 3:50 am

I'm gonna do some digging on Tola's family and see what comes of it. Like it has been said before, maybe someone did try to set this guy up. Ancestry.com says his full name is Antonio Man Tola.

Paul Salvatore Tola (Tony's brother) was born approximately 1929 in Santa Cruz and died in Nevada. In 1957, Paul injured a man on a motorcycle when he was speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road and collided with the motorcycle just north of Aptos, CA. He also struck a parked car in 1951 and was cited for driving without due caution. Sounds like he was a bad driver.

Angelo Tola (Tony's brother) was born October 19, 1919 and died in Santa Cruz October 24, 1988. I have his obit, but it's not letting me post it right now. He owned his own business, "Angelo's Rubber Stamp Shop," which I found in a 1977 newspaper article.








Frank Dalpoggetto (Tony's half-brother)
Obit from 1989:



Bruno Dalpoggetto (Tony's half-brother)

Lena Strmiska (Tony's sister) born Helen Virginia "Lena" Tola approximately 1927.

Mary J. Tola Byford (Tony's sister)
Born approximately 1923.

Lola Marie Dalpoggetto Mighell (Tony's half-sister)
Born: Feb. 4, 1913 Soquel, CA. Died: Apr. 15, 1997 Stockton, CA.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57865162
"During World War II, Mrs. Mighell was a mechanic and drove convoys out of the Port of Stockton."


This is all I have so far, but will edit when I get a chance to do more research. Being a pretty big family and all of them residing in Santa Cruz, I would like to see if there are any connections to Ross Sullivan. Since Tony and his siblings were all born between 1919 and the late 20's-early 30's (from what I have found so far), I would also like to look into their children, any who would have been old enough to be involved with the Zodiac crimes.


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Post by JohnFester on May 16th 2016, 1:45 am

That address for Angelo's Rubber Stamp Shop is 0.9 miles from the address Ross Sullivan lived at in 1968.
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Post by JohnFester on May 16th 2016, 1:51 am

1.6 miles to where Ross lived at the time of his death in 1977 the same year of the ad for Angelo's shop.
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Post by ophion1031 on May 16th 2016, 2:24 am

I wonder if Angelo opened the shop prior to this and this article was due to him renewing or what? It'd be interesting to see if the store was around in the late 60's, and if so, was it in the same location?

I wonder what this store sold and what services they provided for customers? Could this be somewhere Ross Sullivan would have visited?
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Post by ophion1031 on May 16th 2016, 2:25 am

Thanks for those distances, John. I was meaning to look those up, but I didn't think they were gonna be that close to either address for Ross.
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Post by ophion1031 on May 16th 2016, 2:33 am

Looks like Tony was the youngest of the Tola clan, but I believe he died before all of his siblings.

http://www.archives.com/1940-census/frank-tola-ca-34474960

Father: Frank Tola born appx. 1885 in Italy.
Mother: Giuseppa Josephine Tola (I think this was her name) born appx. 1888 in Italy.

Even the father outlived Tony. Frank died in 1976 at the age of 94.


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Post by ophion1031 on May 16th 2016, 2:37 am

Now this is crazy............ the newspaper article that has Angelo's Rubber Stamp store was from the very same day that Ross Sullivan died.
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Post by JohnFester on May 21st 2016, 10:20 pm

So you are trying to link Sullivan to Tola or am I misunderstanding?
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