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  • A Lottery of Coincidences: Bruce Davis

    11/27/2021 8:11:09 AM PST · by dmam2011 · 2 replies
    The Clarksvillian ^ | November, 25, 2021 | Dave McGuire
    Is it likely Bruce McGregor Davis is the Zodiac? Unlikely. Is it possible Davis killed more people than he was convicted of killing? It's very possible. A better question, do you believe the Zodiac story? The documented 7 murders are difficult enough to connect without validating the claim of 30 others. On the other hand, Bruce McGregor Davis is a known commodity with remarkably consistent links to several high-profile murders – both Zodiac and non-Zodiac related.
  • Volunteer sleuths crack 'Zodiac' serial killer's coded message

    12/15/2020 9:25:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Sharon Bernstein | Dec. 14, 2020 at 2:02 p.m.
    SACRAMENTO - A team of volunteer codebreakers has cracked a mysterious cipher sent more than 50 years ago to a newspaper by the San Francisco serial killer who called himself the Zodiac, the FBI said on Friday. The Zodiac Killer — who was never caught — shot or stabbed seven people in the San Francisco Bay Area over the course of about a year in 1968 and 1969, killing all but two of them. During his murderous spree, he sent a series of terrifying letters to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. Some of the notes were in code, including a...
  • Zodiac ‘340 Cipher’ Cracked by Code Experts 51 Years After it Was Sent to the S.F. Chronicle

    12/11/2020 1:16:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 11, 2020 | Kevin Fagan
    The solution to what’s known as the 340 Cipher, one of the most vexing mysteries of the Zodiac Killer’s murderous saga, has been found by a code-breaking team from the United States, Australia and Belgium. The cipher, sent in a letter to The Chronicle in November 1969, has been puzzling authorities and amateur sleuths since it arrived 51 years ago. Investigators hoped the Zodiac, who killed five people in the Bay Area in 1968 and 1969, would reveal his name in one of his many ciphers, but there is no such name in the 340. According to code-breaking expert David...
  • Zodiac: 5 Things Fincher’s Movie Gets Right About The Unsolved Case (& 5 It Gets Wrong)

    02/02/2020 10:31:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The story of the Zodiac killer has fascinated the public for decades and inspired David Fincher. What did he get right and wrong about the cases?The story of the Zodiac killer is one that has continued to fascinate the public for over fifty years. While not the first serial killer to terrorize America, the Zodiac was unique for speaking publicly about his murders via letters that were published in San Francisco newspapers. Though the case of the Zodiac killer remains unsolved, it has been the subject of interest in Hollywood for years, with the most famous depiction being David Fincher's...
  • Reddit user claims to be Austin bomber, compares himself to 'Zodiac Killer'

    03/20/2018 7:36:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 20, 2018 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    A mysterious social media user claims to be behind the bombings that have terrorized Texas in recent weeks, vowing that he won't stop until he becomes "as prolific as the Zodiac Killer."
  • David Toschi, 86, Detective Who Pursued the Zodiac Killer, Dies

    01/13/2018 10:18:50 AM PST · by Borges · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/12/2018 | NEIL GENZLINGER
    David Toschi, a colorful San Francisco police detective who spent nine futile years as one of the principal investigators chasing the so-called Zodiac killer, died on Jan. 6 at his home in San Francisco. He was 86. His daughter Linda Toschi-Chambers said the cause was pneumonia. He also had longstanding heart problems, she said. The Zodiac case, which remains unsolved and continues to fascinate crime buffs, involved a string of murders in Northern California in 1968 and 1969. The killer sent taunting letters to newspapers, wrote messages in intricate code and otherwise tormented investigators. Officially, he is thought to have...
  • 'Zodiac' detective, who was model for 'Dirty Harry,' dead at 86

    01/11/2018 4:30:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | Jan 11, 2018 | Stephen Sorace | Fox News
    Dave Toschi, the lead detective in San Francisco's unsolved Zodiac serial-killer case of the 1960s and ‘70s, and who served as the model for charaClint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" movie character, has died at age 86. Toschi died Saturday at his home in San Francisco after a prolonged illness, his daughter Linda Toschi-Chambers told the San Francisco Chronicle. Toschi's investigation into the Zodiac case began with the shooting death of a San Francisco cab driver in 1969. He was taken off the case nine years later after acknowledging he wrote and mailed anonymous fan letters to the Chronicle applauding his own...
  • Is the Zodiac Killer About to Be Found?

    11/20/2017 11:57:24 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    A new History series invites top detectives and coders to resolve the gruesome almost 50-year-old mystery."The Zodiac Killer is the most notorious unsolved murder cases in the history of the United States," retired Detective Supervisor in Criminal/Gang Homicide Division of LAPD Sal LaBarbera tells us. Sal along with Ken Marine Corp vet and cold case specialist Kenneth Mains and a team of computer code crackers are determined to solve this serial killer mystery in History’s brand-new series, The Zodiac Killer: Case Close? [Read more: The best shows on BT TV this month] Here's all you need to know about the...
  • device that 'thinks like a murderer' and produces creepy poetry to help crack the [Zodiac] ciphers

    11/16/2017 1:34:37 PM PST · by mairdie · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    A supercomputer programmed to think like the notorious Zodiac killer produced some creepy poetry when fed all the known writings of the elusive criminal, it was learned Thursday. A University of Southern California professor created an artificial intelligence software that was designed to help crack the code of the Z340, the Zodiac killer’s famous cipher. The ciphers, which were sent with letters to the police and newspapers in Northern California during the 1960s and 70s, contain letters and symbols that may hide clues as to the killer’s identity.
  • Zodiac Killers Identity MAY be......The BTK killer.

    02/07/2016 9:52:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/6/16 | Chris Summers
    Ms McGath has been studying links between the two killers for two years, especially the letters they both wrote, and she told Daily Star Online : "There are just so many similarities between Zodiac and BTK." She said the authorities ruled out a link because of a "general alibi" assuming Rader was serving in the US air force in Japan at the time of Zodiac's crimes. But she said he could easily have travelled back to California to carry out the killings and she points out in her book how close many of the killings were to air force bases....
  • BTK Gets 10 Consecutive Life Terms (175 Yrs. w/o Parole)

    08/18/2005 2:15:48 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 195 replies · 3,967+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/18/05
    'Bind, Torture and Kill' serial killer Dennis Rader was ordered to serve 10 consecutive life terms Thursday during a tear filled hearing in which his victims called him a monster and said he should be 'thrown into a deep hole and left to rot.' The sentence of a minimum of 175 years without chance of parole was the longest possible that Judge Gregory Waller could deliver.The state of Kansas had no death penalty at the time the killings were committed.Earlier Rader stood in front of a courtroom filled with his victim's family members, tell the court he believes he is...
  • KANSAS AS AMERICA (Mega retread ZOT! alert)

    03/21/2005 4:34:25 PM PST · by BigFreddie · 10 replies · 442+ views
    The Raw Story ^ | 03/14/05 | Hannah Selinger
    Maybe I should be writing a column called, “What’s The Matter With Kansas?” because the state is so rich with material these days. Last week, the police apprehended Kansas native Denis L. Rader as the primary suspect in the B.T.K. slayings, so named because the killer preferred to bind, torture, and kill his victims. Rader was, as most papers have acknowledged, an ordinary man. He worked normal jobs. He and his wife were always present at Church on Sundays. He led his son’s Boy Scout troops. Advertisement If the man is guilty, then this so-called normal life was just a...
  • BTK Update-The Most Heinous Crime of All

    02/27/2005 6:24:00 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 689+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 2/27/05 | Pat Fish
    BTK Update HEREHere is the latest update on the BTK killer. Including the most heinous crime of all taking place in Kansas. Also more pics and details on his innocent victims. Who will NEVER be avenged.
  • Search Underway (BTK Killer)

    02/25/2005 3:56:17 PM PST · by TexKat · 154 replies · 8,606+ views
    KAKE ^ | 2/25/05
    February 25--KAKE News has learned a "person of interest" is being questioned in connection with the BTK case. A search of a Park City home is underway. An FBI spokesperson in Kansas City says agents are assisting Wichita police with an investigation. Stay with KAKE News for updates on this breaking story.