Summary: longtime police reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper best known for his stories on the infamous serial killer known as the Zodiac killer in the late 1960's and later for his work on the 1974 kidnapping of heiress-turned-bank robber Patricia Hearst, but whose battles with drugs and alcoholism caused him both professional and personal problems.
Cause of Death: Pulmonary emphysema
Born: August 20, 1934
Died: December 10, 2000
Location: San Juan Islands, Washington