A team of more than 40 specialists believes it has identified the Zodiac Killer, an unnamed serial murderer who operated in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Zodiac Killer terrorized the San Francisco area in the late 1960s and has never been caught.
The Case Breakers, a team of more than 40 former law enforcement investigators, journalists, and military intelligence officers, has tackled other mysteries such as the D.B. Cooper hijacking heist, the disappearance of former labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa and other unsolved cases. The group believes the killer is responsible for a slaying hundreds of miles away that was never linked to him.
The Zodiac Killer committed at least five murders across the San Francisco Bay area in the late 60s.
The serial killer gave the name to himself in a series of taunting letters that he mailed to regional newspapers. Some of the letters included cryptograms. Two remain unsolved to this day. One was cracked in 1969 and another in 2020.
The Zodiac Killer has been connected to five murders that occurred in 1968 and 1969 in the San Francisco area. The Zodiac taunted authorities with complex ciphers in letters sent to newspapers and law enforcement.
However, the FBI and police in California on Wednesday disputed claims by a group of private investigators that the infamous Zodiac Killer has been identified, telling the San Francisco Chronicle that the case is still open and that evidence cited is entirely “circumstantial.