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Has the Zodiac killer finally been identified ?

By T.K. Randall
October 7, 2021 · Comment icon 36 comments

Have investigators finally figured out who the Zodiac killer was ? Image Credit: PD
Cold case investigators believe that they have finally discovered the identity of the infamous murderer.
The notorious killer, whose identity has remained a mystery for over 40 years, terrorized parts of northern California back in the 1960s and 1970s and has been linked to multiple murder cases.

His nickname 'Zodiac killer' was earned after he started sending cryptic messages to newspapers and even to the police themselves, some of which having only recently been deciphered.

The case iself has remained unsolved for decades, but now a team of 40 former police investigators, journalists and military intelligence officers - known collectively as 'The Case Breakers' - has come forward to claim that the identity of the mysterious killer may have finally been found.

According to the team, the Zodiac killer was Air Force veteran Gary Francis Poste who died in 2018.
Their conclusion is based on a number of things, including similarities between Poste's photograph and a 1969 police sketch, as well as the solutions to some of the killer's encrypted messages.

Not everyone is convinced by the team's findings, however, with federal police investigators maintaining that the evidence is not conclusive and that the case continues to remain unsolved.

"The Zodiac killer case remains open," the FBI told the San Francisco Chronicle.

"We have no new information to share at the moment."

Source: Sky News | Comments (36)

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Comment icon #27 Posted by Skulduggery 3 years ago
I'd put it way lower than that, honestly. Although, I will be hopeful for the sake of being hopeful. If this turns out to be the guy, then great!! Right now, there is an actually interesting person of interest as I mentioned before. You can do some digging for this POI by typing things like “Mike Morford POI,” etc. I won't put his POI's name out on here. Mr. Morford  had been asked, apparently, not to put his name out there just yet, barring more investigation, but there is a guy who has been found who definitely falls into the plausible category of “suspects” and there is apparently... [More]
Comment icon #28 Posted by tortugabob 3 years ago
If Poste was the guy he's getting his just reward as we speak.
Comment icon #29 Posted by HSlim 3 years ago
So that brings up a question for me..... if Morford has bombshell evidence, why has nothing been done about it?   Or has it?
Comment icon #30 Posted by HSlim 3 years ago
If it's who he's been saying since 2015, that individual has been dead since 1977.  Why not go ahead and put everything out there?
Comment icon #31 Posted by Skulduggery 3 years ago
It's an ongoing thing. Not Ross Sullivan. He's talked about this guy on a few podcasts recently and there is a very lengthy Tapatalk discussion somewhere. While still not certain, from what I have heard/read/seen, it's definitely a person who is worth looking into. Not sure what the aforementioned “bombshell” evidence is, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt it is pretty interesting.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Eldorado 3 years ago
The FBI told The Hill on Thursday: “The Zodiac Killer case remains open. At this time, we are not identifying potential suspects for this open investigation.” MSN
Comment icon #33 Posted by Gilbert Syndrome 3 years ago
Judging by the above sketch, I'd say it's either Buddy Holly or D.B. Cooper.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Skulduggery 3 years ago
The more one delves into Gary Poste's past, the more intriguing he becomes as a potential suspect. I am now more inclined to think of him as possibly a strong suspect if there is good evidence the team is sitting on.
Comment icon #35 Posted by ExpandMyMind 3 years ago
If he's Christian or Catholic then there's every chance he's sitting in your Heaven.
Comment icon #36 Posted by PrissyGal2 3 years ago
  Not unless he repented and asked God to forgive him of all his sins. 

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