(NewsReady.com) – The identity of the Zodiac Killer has stumped law enforcement for decades. In recent years, civilians have tried to figure out who the notorious murderer was. One of those groups claimed they figured out the killer’s identity, but the FBI is disputing the claim.
On October 6, a team of 40 specialists dubbed “The Case Breakers” named the late Gary Francis Poste as the Zodiac Killer. The group claimed forensic evidence pointed to him, including hairs found in one of the victim’s hands. They also said scars on his forehead match those of a sketch of the serial murderer.
A group of around 40 investigators, dubbed The Case Breakers, published a press release claiming they had identified the Zodiac Killer as Gary Francis Poste, a man who died in 2018.
The killer was infamous for sending four cryptograms…https://t.co/EsJDwFWpU6
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 8, 2021
Although the group is sure Poste is the murderer, the FBI doesn’t agree. The day after the announcement, the federal law enforcement agency told NBC News, “The case remains open and there is no new information to report.”
The Zodiac Killer terrorized Northern California in the 1960s. There are 5 confirmed deceased victims of the serial killer, but the number could be as high as 37. The murderer sent letters to newspapers that included four ciphers, and only two of those messages were cracked. One of them took 51 years to decipher. The FBI has not named any official suspect in the case.
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