Who was the Zodiac?
The mystery of the Zodiac began on August 1, 1969, when three separate California newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, and Vallejo Times-Herald) received nearly identical letters by someone claiming responsibility for two recent strikes on couples parked in their cars, aggressions that left three dead and one survivor with gunshots to the face, neck, and chest. Along with the letters, each paper received a third of a cryptogram, which, once solved, read "I like killing people because it is so much fun."
Many slayings, letters, and cryptograms followed until the mid-'70s when the pattern ceased. The most famous of their cyphers went uncracked for over 50 years, until, in 2020, three amateurs solved it. They unlocked a message including their declaration "I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE GAS CHAMBER." But the Zodiac was never discovered or taken into custody, let alone sentenced to capital punishment. They remain one of the most infamous uncaught serial killers in history. But myriad theories abound as to their identity.
Was The Zodiac Identified By His Son?
Did The Zodiac Eliminate Couples Because He'd Been Rejected?
Was The Zodiac A Vietnam Vet?
Were They Convicted For Harming Children?