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  • FBI Confirms Zodiac Killer's Infamous 340 Cipher Has Been Decoded, And His Message Finally Revealed

    01/26/2022 6:23:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | December 28, 2021 | James Felton
    James Felton By James Felton 28 DEC 2021, 10:34 The FBI have confirmed that a group of codebreakers have managed to crack the infamous 340 cipher used by the Zodiac Killer over 50 years ago. In the late 1960s, heading into the early 1970s, a serial killer going by the pseudonym "Zodiac" murdered at least five people in California. During his spree, the killer sent taunting messages to the press written through a cipher, where letters are substituted for different letters or numbers (or in the case of the Zodiac killer, a series of symbols). The first letters were sent...
  • ‘Chinese Zodiac Killer’ sends letters to New York TV stations

    12/11/2021 1:12:23 AM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 10 December 2021 | Greg Norman
    An FBI office in New York reportedly is warning local television stations to be on alert if they receive letters from someone claiming to be the "Chinese Zodiac Killer". The notice, issued Wednesday night, comes after several media outlets in the Albany area received letters from the mystery individual, according to the Times Union. It's not immediately clear if there is any connection between this person and the California-linked Zodiac Killer, but the FBI in its statement asked the television stations to be on the lookout for more letters ....
  • 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.
  • Zodiac Killer: Police refute investigators’ claims they found the serial murderer

    10/06/2021 3:37:04 PM PDT · by dware · 31 replies ^ | 10.06.2021 | Jeremy Tanner
    SAN FRANCISCO (NEXSTAR) – A team of investigators calling themselves The Case Breakers say they know the identity of the Zodiac Killer, but law enforcement is refuting their claim. The serial murderer killed five people in Northern California in 1968 and 1969, taunting investigators with with a series of cryptic notes. The Case Breakers, a group of 40-plus members led by retired FBI agents have varied backgrounds in law enforcement, according to their site, and work to solve some of the country’s most notorious cold cases. The Case Breakers have previously attempted to tackle the D.B. Cooper case and the...

    10/06/2021 9:27:11 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 68 replies ^ | 10/6/2021 | Unk
    At long last the Zodiac Killer -- perhaps Northern California's most infamous serial killer -- has been identified, but he's already dead ... according to an independent team of investigators
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • This Man Who Discovered His Grandfather Was Prolific Serial Killer Ed Edwards

    04/21/2018 8:46:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Megyn Kelly TODAY ^ | April 13, 2018 | Megan Kelly
    Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes Wayne Wolfe, who had no idea until recently that his grandfather, Ed Edwards, may have been one of the most prolific serial killers of our time, along with veteran detective John Cameron, who believes Edwards may have been the notorious Zodiac Killer.
  • Trump endorses Texas Republicans ahead of primary election....

    02/27/2018 11:02:06 AM PST · by caww · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/27/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump endorsed a slate of Republicans running for reelection in Texas, including Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz, and encouraged Texas voters to support those who are “helping me to Make America Great again.” “I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th,” Trump tweeted.
  • Cruz: No path to citizenship for Dreamers

    01/25/2018 1:39:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 104 replies ^ | 01/25/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday rejected the idea of giving young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, one day after President Trump said he was open to the idea. “I do not believe we should be granting a path to citizenship to anybody here illegally,” Cruz told reporters, according to Bloomberg. “Doing so is inconsistent with the promises we made to the man and women who elected us.” “For some reason that to me is utterly inexplicable, we see Republicans falling all over themselves to gallop to the left of [former President] Obama in a way that is contrary...
  • 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....
  • Former police officer claims to have solved mystery of the Zodiac killer

    05/16/2012 1:25:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    For more than 40 years the identity of the Zodiac killer has eluded police. Blamed for at least five murders in San Francisco between 1968 and 1969, he taunted detectives and their inability to catch him by sending letters and clues to the local newspaper. Now a former police officer says he has finally solved the mystery. In a new book Lyndon Lafferty says the killer is a 91-year-old alcoholic man living in northern California. The only catch: Mr Lafferty refuses to name his suspect. Mr Lafferty claims the killer is now a 91-year-old man living in Solano County but...
  • Author of New Book: Zodiac Killer Was My Father

    05/13/2014 1:13:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    Author Gary L. Harper of Louisiana says his father was the Zodiac killer.Who was the infamous Zodiac killer? The father of a man who is publishing a book out Tuesday, according to one account. Gary L. Stewart, who runs a cleaning company in Louisiana, is claiming in his new book that his father was the elusive and "still-at-large" Northern California serial killer, according to reports. In "The Most Dangerous Animal of All," Stewart lays out how he found out, following 12 years of research, that his father was the legendary murderer, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The Zodiac killed...
  • Is Louis Myers the Zodiac Killer? Man Says Now-Dead Buddy Confessed to Being Bay Area Murderer

    03/01/2014 10:23:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Randy Kenney says Myers started the spree in 1968, at age 17, after he broke up with a girlfriend. Kenney says other evidence shows his friend, who died in 2002, committed at least the five murders. An upstate New Yorker claims his best buddy was the notorious Zodiac Killer, who paralyzed California’s Bay Area with fear during the late 1960s. The reason the man, then a teen, went on his bloody spree of at least five murders? Over a girl, Randy Kenney says. “That's what the deal was with the couples," Kenney told KGO-TV. The still-unsolved killings terrorized the region....