R.I.P. Phillip Finch 1948-2012: I just heard that a friend and a fierce supporter in the fight to get justice for William Thomas Zeigler, passed away.
Phillip Finch died at the age of 63 after losing the battle to cancer. He was a journalist and author of 14 published books and two screenplays. He started working for The Washington Daily News when he was just 19 years old. The San Francisco Examiner and other newspapers soon followed. He was an experienced cave diver and lived in Kansas.
An accomplished author, Phil published mostly books based on true stories. One of them was of course “Fatal Flaw.” In that book he described the Zeigler case and what he had been able to put together.
Even though he was not actively involved in the Zeigler case the last few years, he supported anyone who asked for his help.
Phil read my crime scene analysis before it was posted, encouraged me to continue, emailed me documents I did not have and always exchanged information.
We lost a rock solid friend.
My deepest sympathy to the Finch family.
Rest in peace, Phil. I will miss you.