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The Zodiac Murderer ADMIN 10 OCTOBER, 2012 18

Between December 1968 and October 1969, the Zodiac Murderer attacked seven people in northern California, killing five of them. For years terrorized sending letters to newspapers, which included threats and in codes that never completely deciphered, information on who he was. Never captured nor knew for sure who was ...

Zodiac is believed to have between 20 and 30 at the time of his crimes, he was white, stocky, with brown hair, who knew languages encrypted and intelligence was brilliant. Above we see a sketch of the murderer. The Zodiac Murderer stalked Northern California between December 1968 and October 1969. In a letter allegedly confessed to murdering his 37 victims, but the only confirmed victims were four men and three women, victims of which only two survived to give evidence about the identity of this brilliant yet unresolved murderer who, like Jack the Ripper , made history by outwit police and investigators. Thus, because their identity is unknown, it is still impossible to raise a biography of the murderer. All that is known of him is that he is a tall, thick and burly, with glasses, you would have between 20 and 30 when they committed their crimes. It is also known that possesses great intelligence, is almost certainly an amateur astrological matters, who knows of codes and cryptography, which has a high degree of self-centeredness and, like many other serial murderers, enjoys getting prominence and sowing fear in others. Thus and since there is no biographical history to tell, most suitable in the case of this murderer will expose his small but brilliant criminal career, but not before warning that the stories will be about the crimes committed by the Zodiac, are all reconstructions developed based on testimony and other evidence found in the course of investigations conducted by detectives, police officers, criminologists and other experts. . Jensen and Faraday, the first victims

Betty Lou Jensen It was a December 20, 1968 the day the attack took place Betty Lou Jensen and David 16 Arthur Faraday, 17. At first, Betty and David were together in the front seat of the car of David, parked in some way from the road known as Herman Road (East Vallejo, California). It was night, the heat was on and the seats recline at an angle of 45. A few feet away lay the car door 10 of the pumping station of Lake Herman. The only light that fell in that light was the light of the moon, often witnessed couples who went to that place to smoke pot, drink beer and do other things ...

David Arthur Faraday But that romantic prelude came to an end when at about 23:05 another car passed by the curve which was near the car of David and, instead of continuing their journey, parked about two meters. The driver of that car was wearing an anorak (a type of heavy jacket with hood) and wore dark glasses, certainly disturbing detail since it was night. After a few minutes the stranger down the window of his car and asked Betty and David to get off the car. Both refused to satisfy the request suspicious and that's when the big unknown out of his car, pulled a gun from his anorak, approached the couple and, after looking at them intently for a moment, began to stalk the car turning. The situation was frightening, partly because the passenger window (the Betty) was open. Suddenly the silence was broken when the man broke the window dark anorak right rear of a shot, after which he took another shot over the left rear wheel. Panicked youths huddled on the passenger side. The burly stranger ran but Betty had gotten out of the vehicle, so merely momentarily put his arm through the open window and put a gun to David's ear. Then he pulled the trigger and the bullet pierced horizontally David's head, splattering blood all over the car at the same Betty threw a scream of horror knowing that the sound was synonymous with death ...

It was 23:05 when a car pulled up beside the car (in the photo above, as it appeared on the scene) that were Betty and David. The stranger, wearing anorak and glasses, were asked to leave the car. They refused and then he got out of his car, started walking around the car for them to be fired from one side corrieran, David killed a headshot and Betty, who had run the shot dead a few meters of the car ... Despite eight meters and had advanced peak, Betty escaped the Zodiac Murderer, who skillfully gave him five shots, one after another. Betty instantly fell on his right side: his body, already dead, covered in blood lying to 8.55 meters from the rear bumper of the Rambler (David's car).

Meanwhile, David was dying on his back in the car, feeling like life was slipping in the blood coming out of his skull pierced. Finally the murderer adjourned its work and fled in his car, so David got to live a little more before death surprised him the way to hospital. . Ferrin and Mageau, a romance interrupted by bullets

Darlene Ferrin It was a Friday July 5, 1969 when Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin 22 and Michael Mageau Renault 19 were attacked by the Zodiac Murderer. It was an "open secret" that Darlene was an unfaithful wife who had several lovers, one of whom was Michael Mageau. Building on July 04, Darlene had been going out with Michael. It was far from midnight when Darlene called the nurse and asked if he could stay longer with her daughter Dena, since she had to leave again, supposedly to buy fireworks that her husband had asked. The babysitter called and Darlene went to pick up Michael to go to have a good time near the golf course of Blue Rock Springs, where at night was common to see cars parked with engolosinadas couples. But just after a while since the couple started heading to Blue Rock Springs, from the shadows of the tree lined street came a vehicle began to follow with disturbing insistence.

Michael Mageau It was about 23:55 pm and the car was following persecutor rapidly. Darlene turned repeatedly to mislead the car but the Zodiac Murderer was too clever to let go of their young prey. Despite that Darlene made it to the golf Blue Rock Springs, but because of the nervousness that embargaba hit a tree trunk and the car was turned off, remaining stuck about twenty yards from the entrance to the golf course. Normally there would have been other couples in their cars, but that night was July 4 and celebrated with family people, so that the two young men were the only adulterers amid that vast dark place. Alone, in the middle of the night, Darlene and Michael saw that the car was approaching persecutor and parked on the left, about eight feet. It was as if the death had parked next to him, announcing their proximity. For a moment the couple illusory felt great relief that, after a moment, the car was gone intimidating at full speed. But, after about five minutes, the car turned stalker, this time in tangent parquendose behind them, just as did the transit guards to block the passage ...

Suddenly a bright light and intense illuminated them from the other vehicle. Michael and Darlene momentarily calmed believing that it was some police. The subject left the car and went towards them, walking toward the passenger side because that side window was down with glass. Light said Michael's face and then heard the first shot of the five seriously wounded Darlene and Michael, who made the mistake of screaming in pain after the Zodiac Murderer had begun the march back to his car. So, to hear the cry of Michael, the killer turned and shot him four more: one that failed, two that ended the life of Darlene and a final shot that wounded Michael.

Darlene Ferrin and Michael Mageau had crashed into a tree near a golf course. The collision was minor and did not hurt but the car broke down and Zodiac, which was chasing, he pretended he was going, he was stationed in tangent as traffic policeman, down, Michael's face lit up and fired five shots against lovers. Believing them dead began to withdraw, but when Michael shouted the murderer turned and fired four more times, killing and wounding more Marlene Michael. After the murderer escaped in his car slowly to avoid attention, Michael barely managed to crawl out of the car with the cheeks and tongue pierced by the bullet that pierced his brain fortunately. After a while I found three teenagers who were responsible for calling the police and medical services. Michael, who survived, had clearly stated that the murderer was white, heavyset, wearing glasses, had between twenty-six and thirty years and light brown hair, short, curly and military style. . Grim calls

After killing Darlene and Michael, Zodiac was a cab and reported the crime to the police station in Vallejo. Also called the husband of Darlene and her in-laws, but did not speak and only issued gasps. Not content with the murder of Michael and Darlene, that night came the Zodiac Murderer, at 00:40 am, at a telephone booth located near the place which he called: Vallejo Police Station. The operator Nancy Slover, who first responded, said that the voice of the murderer was so devoid of accents and bumps, while gently but forcefully. The opening words of the murderer were these: "I want to report a double murder. If you walk a mile east on Avenue Parkway to the public park, find two young in a brown car. "Shocked, Nancy tried to interrupt to get data but the murderer spoke louder and continued until the end in a serious tone and provocative with the words: "They have been shot with a 9mm Luger. I also killed the boys last year. Goodbye. " Meanwhile Dean, husband of the late Darlene, just out of the Caesar's Palace (worked there) and was driving home along with some colleagues and a few bottles constructed to celebrate July 4th. Upon arrival, Dean saw that Darlene was not and soon the phone rang at 01:30 am. A friend of

Dean answered the call but only heard a few gasps. So did Dean's parents, who fifteen minutes later received a call that just heard gasps. Finally the phone rang at the home of Dean and gasps sounded again. Dean would have wanted to try some joker, but the police who arrived home shortly after the gasps on the phone, he was informed that his beloved and unfaithful wife had been murdered, thus being clear that those agonizing gasps should belong to Darlene murderer ... . The first letters of the murderer The first letters of the mysterious murderer appeared on Friday August 1, 1969, were almost identical and were on target to three newspapers: The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Vallejo Times-Herald. In each of those letters was adjudged the sender attacks on four teenagers, gave details of the attacks, including a section written in code and signed with the sign that was to characterize: the circle crossed by the cross.

On August 1, 1969 Zodiac sent three nearly identical letters to three newspapers: The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Vallejo Times-Herald. Each gave details of his crimes and included a section in code, besides signing with the sign that was to represent: the circle crossed by the cross. Above, an illustration of Zodiac's letters in general. But the murderer not only wanted to report on their crimes: leadership wanted, demanded attention and the way it was not friendly: every newspaper should publish the letter he had received that same Friday afternoon. Otherwise the consequences would be serious: twelve persons, chosen at random, would die that same weekend. Evidently there was a possibility that they were eager to prominence some phony, but the deaths that had already been allegedly by the sender of these letters, newspapers could not risk letting innocent people die. Although also the publication of these letters was convenient for representing newspapers and the opportunity, without liability to be frowned upon, provide sensational news with great potential for transcendence. For all that the letters were published (though not entirely Order of Police) and thus began attempts to clarify the meaning of the encrypted messages that the murderer had included in their communications. . Deciphering codes murderer

After 20 hours of Professor Donald Harden (above) and his wife got what at the same time the CIA had failed, the FBI and Naval Intelligence: solve (almost completely) Zodiac codes ...

Each newspaper had been responsible for sending the police photocopies of the letter received with the encrypted message. The task will not be easy as it seemed every third of the encrypted message was eight lines with seventeen symbols per line and, in turn, the symbols were too varied: Greek symbols, weather, Morse code symbols, maritime signals, astrological signs and letters ordinary alphabet. In the end, the identity of those codes deciphered surprise the experts of Naval Intelligence, the CIA and the FBI. Meanwhile as the police chief of Vallejo, Jack E. Stiltz, had seen to publicly ask the author of three letters sent another letter with more data to show that he was the murderer. The answer was chilling and arrived promptly on August 4, 1969, just three days after the letters to the newspapers. There, in these new cards, the murderer was revealed his identity in the above codes and gave details of the crimes that only he could know, details about the veracity of the police was uncertain, details that had not been booked and brought to light ... Also, for the first time as the murderer called himself "Zodiac", as seen in this excerpt from the letter (3 pages in full) within which is included the start: << Dear Director, Zodiac to speech. In response to your request for more details on how well I've had in Vallejo, I'll be happy to give more material. By the way, the police are having fun with the encrypted message? If not, tell them to cheer, and when I have deciphered. Regarding the July 4: did not open the car door, and the window was down. The guy at the beginning was in the front seat when I started shooting. When I first shot to the head, leaned back and so while I spoiled the shot. He ended up in the back seat, then on the ground very violently shaking legs, so I shot him in the knee. I did not leave the crime scene at full speed skidding as newspapers have said Vallejo. I walked slowly to my car not draw attention. The man told police that my car was brown, black was about 40-45 years so tattered dress. I was in a phone booth having fun with the Vallejo cop as he passed. When I hung up the phone, put the fucking machine to ring and that made him notice me and my car. Christmas past: In this episode the police wondered how he could hit my victims shooting in the dark. They did not say openly, but hinted saying there was bright that night and I could see silhouettes on the horizon. Idiotic, the area is surrounded by hills and trees. What I did was stick a thin flashlight to the barrel of my gun. If you look in the center of the beam, if you head to a wall or ceiling, will see a black or dark spot in the center of the circle of light about seven or fifteen feet away. When attached to the barrel of a gun, the bullet given directly into the center of the black dot of light. I only had to mow dead ... >> No skill needed. Among other things, the Zodiac had written that letter that "he would" when descifrasen code. I did not know that their code had already been almost completely revealed by Harden, a brilliant couple. However, the little that remained to be prevented even decipher his identity.

Donald Harden found herself facing a "keyword substitution", where each letter of the alphabet was replaced by a symbol, a letter or a figure. The trouble was that the murderer had used so many different symbols that was virtually impossible to replace one by one, so that Harden had to devise its own method of finding the same elements, patterns and relationships.

As for the story of how Harden broke the code, this is as follows: Donald Gene Harden was 41, was a professor of History and Economics at the Institute North Salinas and decipher clues loved since I was a child. He had read the letters that the murderer forced to publish three newspapers and being a Sunday morning in which he had nothing to do, decided to resort to the Zodiac cryptogram to escape the boredom. Then he took his old manual Cryptography and set to work its neurons. After much deliberation, concluded that it was facing a "keyword substitution", where each letter of the alphabet was replaced by a symbol, a letter or a figure. The trouble was that the murderer had used so many different symbols that was virtually impossible to replace one by one, so that Professor Harden had to devise its own method of finding the same elements, patterns and relationships. Apparently there was no way of knowing the order between the various parts of the message or breaks between words that represented the encrypted message. It was three hours and working hard without decoding the message, until curiosity of his wife Betty June Harden was awakened and she joined in the search for the solution. With input from Betty things started to go faster but still the night came without the mysterious code was deciphered. At the time Donald was tired and wanted to leave the task for the next day, but the obsession and anxiety of Betty to decipher the code was such that it continued to work alone for a while until they caught Donald's interest and decided to accompany her. Among the various assumptions made in the investigative work of the couple, one that was valid and that it was crucial importance, raised in part by psychological insight, Betty made regarding what should be the start of message encryption: namely Betty believed that the murderer, just like so many other serial murderers, should be as self-centered as to start the message with an "I", and also almost certainly the first sentence would be something like "I like to kill." Indeed, everything started to go better when tested with "I like killing people" as initial sentence. In turn, while Harden saw advancing the intellectual perversity murderer was such that he had done things how are you: write the symbol Q backwards to think that was an E, making it almost certain misspellings were intentional use seven different symbols (using a rotation system) for the E and make two symbols can be either A or S. In addition to that, the murderer apparently had misapplied its own key at certain points of the message, which could also be intentional. Despite many difficulties, after twenty hours of Harden concluded that almost all (never could figure out the last part) of the message should be literally (in English and with misspellings that made the murderer) as well: < <I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN IT IS MORE FUN THAN KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FORREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST OF ALL DANGEROUE ANAMAL TO KILL SOMETHING GIVES ME THE MOST THRILLING EXPERENCE IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN GETTING YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH A GIRL THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAE WHEN I DIE I WILL BE REBORN IN PARADICE AND HAVE KILLED WILL BECOME thei MY SLAVES I WILL NOT GIVE YOU MY NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO DOWN OR ATOP MY SLOI COLLECTIOG OF SLAVES FOR MY AFTERLIFE EBEORIETEMETHHPITI >>. Translated and without spelling mistakes, the above message mean something like this: << I like killing people because it's fun. It's more fun to hunt wild animals in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal to hunt. Something makes it more exciting experience, it's even better to get with a girl. The best thing is that when I die and be

reborn in paradise I've killed will be my slaves. I will not say my name because I would try to reduce or stop the collection of slaves beyond EBEORIETEMETHHPITI >>. Once cracked the code, called the director Donald Harden at night the San Francisco Chronicle and informed him that he had solved the mystery, but the reaction was director demotivating and unenthusiastic as many others had sent their supposed solutions, so Harden which had to mail the solution for it, along with other so-called solutions, were to stop Sergeant Lynch, who is in charge of sending all that capable professionals to determine whether the alleged solutions were suitable. Surprisingly, Naval Intelligence experts reviewed the process that Harden had followed and concluded that the solution was correct. In fact, so perfect was the process of its solution Harden was released and went on to become the official interpretation of the undisputed part of the message that got interpreted, which never happened with the letter sequence "EBEORIETEMETHHPITI" sequence on which multiple hypotheses are formulated but none has succeeded as safe and indisputable answer. . Shepard and Hartnell, killed by the executioner of the Zodiac

Cecilia Ann Shepard The attack on Cecilia Ann Shepard and Bryan 22 Calvin Hartnell 20 took place September 27, 1969 and was, of all the crimes of the Zodiac Murderer, the most emblematic of all that was while criminal episode emerged the most representative image and remembered the Zodiac Murderer, not only for its shocking nature but because it was a clear symbol of the essence of dark and enigmatic psychopath who was hiding behind the guise employee unsettling and disturbing that fateful September 27 1969 ... That day, on the shores of Lake Berryessa (near Napa, California), Cecilia and Bryan enjoyed a picnic under the shade of two oaks that isolates the grove, growing on a peninsula (in this case, part of the shore excelled and got caught a little on the lake). It was evening, there were no people around and the fresh breeze filled the serenity of the landscape. But amid all this peace something woke Cecilia slight concern: in the distance, across the water around the right side of the peninsula, you could see a silhouette that despite the distance appear blurred, hinted it was a large man with brown hair. For now he was gone getting into a grove, but soon left the grove and began walking slowly toward them ...

Hartnell Bryann Frightened, Cecilia had turned and saw that the figure was closer and that his appearance was not reassuring, but worse was to come. Thus, a sudden gust of wind got dust in the eye and she lost

sight of the stranger for a moment. Bryan, who was relatively calm, even had worried about turning to see what the strange, until one leaves rustling noise caught his attention and then noticed that the stranger had stopped behind another oak, located about six meters to the right of Cecilia, who after briefly ended the tranquility to which Bryan had become: "My God, carries a gun!" she exclaimed, and then Bryan, looking out the corner of his eye, he saw the left a black figure watched them silently. In the short time that he stood behind the other oak, the big man was wearing a suit that clearly showed what was and what had come ... His appearance was that of an executioner. He had a black hood and ceremonial square, sewn on the sides and flat on top. The hood, which the head was barely eye openings (covered by glasses) and mouth, down his shoulders, had no sleeves and covered his chest with a bib that on the black fabric, had White recorded a circle crossed with a Greek cross circle whose tips protruded. Besides, the man was wearing long sleeves tied at the wrists, pants tucked into boots, a sort of how 30cm knife on the left side, a holster with the lid open on the right side and below the jacket, were excel tips of several strings of white plastic. The figure had the right arm extended, pointing a gun metal blue. Was coming toward them slowly, as if to say so escape was impossible. Already well near them, which so far had not been moved by the fear that consumed, the mysterious figure spoke in a monotone voice that was neither acute nor severe, denoting peace and that seemed to belong to a man aged between twenty and thirty years. "I want the money and car keys. I want the car to go to Mexico, "said Bryan figure and gave him the keys and the little money he had, to which the money was kept hooded, threw the keys and put the pistol. Bryan then said he had no money, they would not and that if I needed help I could help otherwise, but remember that the hooded replied something like, "No. I have no time. I am a prisoner escaped from Der Lodge, Montana. I killed a prison guard. I have a stolen car and nothing to lose. I'm totally broke. Do not be a hero to me. Do not try to take the gun. " Then, pointing the knife, pulled the hooded white rope and ordered that atase Cecilia Bryan, after which, once bound Bryan, he tied a knot tightened Cecilia and Bryan to make sure he did not flee.

Zodiac had stared Cecilia and Bryann before approaching them. It was the first and last time I use his executioner outfit (top, image film Zodiac), whose image would be taxable in the U.S. because of social imagery that, despite receiving multiple stab wounds and Bryann Cecilia after being tied with delusions , Bryann survived to tell the tale. Being tied, Zodiac Bryan asked if the gun had bullets, to which he responded by opening the gun and showing that there was only one bullet. "I'll have to stab them," said Star after seeing the surprised look of those two young men who had controlled the fear of a gun that had only a miserable bullet which might have failed should be fired. Getting behind Bryan, Zodiac knelt and began to stab the back while Cecilia looked terrified and helpless in the face splattered by the blood of Bryan. When the murderer lifted the knife to attack

her, Cecilia reacted putting the murderer on his back but quickly sank the knife into the abdomen, then stuck it on each breast, groin and abdomen again, and remained so until complete its symbol (the circle crossed by the cross) with twenty-four stab wounds ... Already satisfied with your butcher, Zodiac stopped, threw the money and the keys next to the bodies of the victims, calmly walked away from the crime scene and later, when I was on the road, stopped the car of Bryan and recorded in the passenger door and its symbol symbol below this message: << Vallejo 12-20 - 68/7 - 4 - 69/Sept 27-69 - 6:30 / by knife >>. Then he disappeared. Meanwhile Cecilia, covered in blood, was still alive and had regained consciousness. Both relief asked Bryan screams and then turned to bite the strings (so much blood slippery) that bound the wrists of Cecilia. Cecilia handsfree hands could untie Bryan and so both could move on all fours, but the fact was that they were so injured that they had no way of doing so and, had it not been because a Chinese fisherman and his son went through there and heard them screaming, both had died.

When Star went, Bryann and Cecilia were covered in blood and had to Bryann mouthful of blood to untie the hands of Cecilia and allow her to untie the hands turn. Then they passed a fisherman and his son, by which they called the police and medical services. In the hospital, Bryann (above) was saved, but Cecilia had 24 stab wounds (forming the Zodiac sign ...) and overnight nor medical intervention survived. Seeing the scene the fisherman and his son called for help and soon came two boats of the rangers, who in turn called the ambulance but it took almost an hour to arrive, this time in which the victims talked about what they could happened, because his condition was so critical that sometimes lost knowledge and Cecilia, which was what was worse, asked insistently that anesthetize or give something to her unconscious. Once the ambulance arrived, Cecilia and Bryan were successfully transferred to the hospital, but once there Bryan only survived to tell the details, since Cecilia was so wrong with that twenty-four stab wounds that could not be saved nor overnight operations . Between December 1968 and October 1969, the Zodiac Murderer attacked seven people in northern California, killing five of them. For years terrorized sending letters to newspapers, which included threats and in codes that never completely deciphered, information on who he was. Never captured nor knew for sure who was ...

Zodiac is believed to have between 20 and 30 at the time of his crimes, he was white, stocky, with brown hair, who knew languages encrypted and intelligence was brilliant. Above we see a sketch of the murderer.

The Zodiac Murderer stalked Northern California between December 1968 and October 1969. In a letter allegedly confessed to murdering his 37 victims, but the only confirmed victims were four men and three women, victims of which only two survived to give evidence about the identity of this brilliant yet unresolved murderer who, like Jack the Ripper , made history by outwit police and investigators. Thus, because their identity is unknown, it is still impossible to raise a biography of the murderer. All that is known of him is that he is a tall, thick and burly, with glasses, you would have between 20 and 30 when they committed their crimes. It is also known that possesses great intelligence, is almost certainly an amateur astrological matters, who knows of codes and cryptography, which has a high degree of self-centeredness and, like many other serial murderers, enjoys getting prominence and sowing fear in others. Thus and since there is no biographical history to tell, most suitable in the case of this murderer will expose his small but brilliant criminal career, but not before warning that the stories will be about the crimes committed by the Zodiac, are all reconstructions developed based on testimony and other evidence found in the course of investigations conducted by detectives, police officers, criminologists and other experts. . Jensen and Faraday, the first victims

Betty Lou Jensen It was a December 20, 1968 the day the attack took place Betty Lou Jensen and David 16 Arthur Faraday, 17. At first, Betty and David were together in the front seat of the car of David, parked in some way from the road known as Herman Road (East Vallejo, California). It was night, the heat was on and the seats recline at an angle of 45. A few feet away lay the car door 10 of the pumping station of Lake Herman. The only light that fell in that light was the light of the moon, often witnessed couples who went to that place to smoke pot, drink beer and do other things ...

David Arthur Faraday But that romantic prelude came to an end when at about 23:05 another car passed by the curve which was near the car of David and, instead of continuing their journey, parked about two meters. The driver of that car was wearing an anorak (a type of heavy jacket with hood) and wore dark glasses, certainly disturbing detail since it was night. After a few minutes the stranger down the window of his car and asked Betty and David to get off the car. Both refused to satisfy the request suspicious and that's when the big unknown out of his car, pulled a gun from his anorak,

approached the couple and, after looking at them intently for a moment, began to stalk the car turning. The situation was frightening, partly because the passenger window (the Betty) was open. Suddenly the silence was broken when the man broke the window dark anorak right rear of a shot, after which he took another shot over the left rear wheel. Panicked youths huddled on the passenger side. The burly stranger ran but Betty had gotten out of the vehicle, so merely momentarily put his arm through the open window and put a gun to David's ear. Then he pulled the trigger and the bullet pierced horizontally David's head, splattering blood all over the car at the same Betty threw a scream of horror knowing that the sound was synonymous with death ...

It was 23:05 when a car pulled up beside the car (in the photo above, as it appeared on the scene) that were Betty and David. The stranger, wearing anorak and glasses, were asked to leave the car. They refused and then he got out of his car, started walking around the car for them to be fired from one side corrieran, David killed a headshot and Betty, who had run the shot dead a few meters of the car ... Despite eight meters and had advanced peak, Betty escaped the Zodiac Murderer, who skillfully gave him five shots, one after another. Betty instantly fell on his right side: his body, already dead, covered in blood lying to 8.55 meters from the rear bumper of the Rambler (David's car). Meanwhile, David was dying on his back in the car, feeling like life was slipping in the blood coming out of his skull pierced. Finally the murderer adjourned its work and fled in his car, so David got to live a little more before death surprised him the way to hospital. . Ferrin and Mageau, a romance interrupted by bullets

Darlene Ferrin It was a Friday July 5, 1969 when Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin 22 and Michael Mageau Renault 19 were attacked by the Zodiac Murderer. It was an "open secret" that Darlene was an unfaithful wife who had several lovers, one of whom was Michael Mageau. Building on July 04, Darlene had been going out with Michael. It was far from midnight when Darlene called the nurse and asked if he could stay longer with her daughter Dena, since she had to leave again, supposedly to buy fireworks that her husband had asked. The babysitter called and Darlene went to pick up Michael to go to have a good time near the golf course of Blue Rock Springs, where at night was common to see cars parked with engolosinadas couples.

But just after a while since the couple started heading to Blue Rock Springs, from the shadows of the tree lined street came a vehicle began to follow with disturbing insistence.

Michael Mageau It was about 23:55 pm and the car was following persecutor rapidly. Darlene turned repeatedly to mislead the car but the Zodiac Murderer was too clever to let go of their young prey. Despite that Darlene made it to the golf Blue Rock Springs, but because of the nervousness that embargaba hit a tree trunk and the car was turned off, remaining stuck about twenty yards from the entrance to the golf course. Normally there would have been other couples in their cars, but that night was July 4 and celebrated with family people, so that the two young men were the only adulterers amid that vast dark place. Alone, in the middle of the night, Darlene and Michael saw that the car was approaching persecutor and parked on the left, about eight feet. It was as if the death had parked next to him, announcing their proximity. For a moment the couple illusory felt great relief that, after a moment, the car was gone intimidating at full speed. But, after about five minutes, the car turned stalker, this time in tangent parquendose behind them, just as did the transit guards to block the passage ... Suddenly a bright light and intense illuminated them from the other vehicle. Michael and Darlene momentarily calmed believing that it was some police. The subject left the car and went towards them, walking toward the passenger side because that side window was down with glass. Light said Michael's face and then heard the first shot of the five seriously wounded Darlene and Michael, who made the mistake of screaming in pain after the Zodiac Murderer had begun the march back to his car. So, to hear the cry of Michael, the killer turned and shot him four more: one that failed, two that ended the life of Darlene and a final shot that wounded Michael.

Darlene Ferrin and Michael Mageau had crashed into a tree near a golf course. The collision was minor and did not hurt but the car broke down and Zodiac, which was chasing, he pretended he was going, he was stationed in tangent as traffic policeman, down, Michael's face lit up and fired five shots against lovers. Believing them dead began to withdraw, but when Michael shouted the murderer turned and fired four more times, killing and wounding more Marlene Michael. After the murderer escaped in his car slowly to avoid attention, Michael barely managed to crawl out of the car with the cheeks and tongue pierced by the bullet that pierced his brain fortunately. After a while I found three teenagers who were responsible for calling the police and medical services. Michael, who survived, had clearly stated that the murderer was white, heavyset, wearing glasses, had between twenty-six and thirty years and light brown hair, short, curly and military style.

. Grim calls

After killing Darlene and Michael, Zodiac was a cab and reported the crime to the police station in Vallejo. Also called the husband of Darlene and her in-laws, but did not speak and only issued gasps. Not content with the murder of Michael and Darlene, that night came the Zodiac Murderer, at 00:40 am, at a telephone booth located near the place which he called: Vallejo Police Station. The operator Nancy Slover, who first responded, said that the voice of the murderer was so devoid of accents and bumps, while gently but forcefully. The opening words of the murderer were these: "I want to report a double murder. If you walk a mile east on Avenue Parkway to the public park, find two young in a brown car. "Shocked, Nancy tried to interrupt to get data but the murderer spoke louder and continued until the end in a serious tone and provocative with the words: "They have been shot with a 9mm Luger. I also killed the boys last year. Goodbye. " Meanwhile Dean, husband of the late Darlene, just out of the Caesar's Palace (worked there) and was driving home along with some colleagues and a few bottles constructed to celebrate July 4th. Upon arrival, Dean saw that Darlene was not and soon the phone rang at 01:30 am. A friend of Dean answered the call but only heard a few gasps. So did Dean's parents, who fifteen minutes later received a call that just heard gasps. Finally the phone rang at the home of Dean and gasps sounded again. Dean would have wanted to try some joker, but the police who arrived home shortly after the gasps on the phone, he was informed that his beloved and unfaithful wife had been murdered, thus being clear that those agonizing gasps should belong to Darlene murderer ... . The first letters of the murderer The first letters of the mysterious murderer appeared on Friday August 1, 1969, were almost identical and were on target to three newspapers: The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Vallejo Times-Herald. In each of those letters was adjudged the sender attacks on four teenagers, gave details of the attacks, including a section written in code and signed with the sign that was to characterize: the circle crossed by the cross.

On August 1, 1969 Zodiac sent three nearly identical letters to three newspapers: The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Vallejo Times-Herald. Each gave details of his crimes and included a section in code, besides signing with the sign that was to represent: the circle crossed by the cross. Above, an illustration of Zodiac's letters in general.

But the murderer not only wanted to report on their crimes: leadership wanted, demanded attention and the way it was not friendly: every newspaper should publish the letter he had received that same Friday afternoon. Otherwise the consequences would be serious: twelve persons, chosen at random, would die that same weekend. Evidently there was a possibility that they were eager to prominence some phony, but the deaths that had already been allegedly by the sender of these letters, newspapers could not risk letting innocent people die. Although also the publication of these letters was convenient for representing newspapers and the opportunity, without liability to be frowned upon, provide sensational news with great potential for transcendence. For all that the letters were published (though not entirely Order of Police) and thus began attempts to clarify the meaning of the encrypted messages that the murderer had included in their communications. . Deciphering codes murderer

After 20 hours of Professor Donald Harden (above) and his wife got what at the same time the CIA had failed, the FBI and Naval Intelligence: solve (almost completely) Zodiac codes ... Each newspaper had been responsible for sending the police photocopies of the letter received with the encrypted message. The task will not be easy as it seemed every third of the encrypted message was eight lines with seventeen symbols per line and, in turn, the symbols were too varied: Greek symbols, weather, Morse code symbols, maritime signals, astrological signs and letters ordinary alphabet. In the end, the identity of those codes deciphered surprise the experts of Naval Intelligence, the CIA and the FBI. Meanwhile as the police chief of Vallejo, Jack E. Stiltz, had seen to publicly ask the author of three letters sent another letter with more data to show that he was the murderer. The answer was chilling and arrived promptly on August 4, 1969, just three days after the letters to the newspapers. There, in these new cards, the murderer was revealed his identity in the above codes and gave details of the crimes that only he could know, details about the veracity of the police was uncertain, details that had not been booked and brought to light ... Also, for the first time as the murderer called himself "Zodiac", as seen in this excerpt from the letter (3 pages in full) within which is included the start: << Dear Director, Zodiac to speech. In response to your request for more details on how well I've had in Vallejo, I'll be happy to give more material. By the way, the police are having fun with the encrypted message? If not, tell them to cheer, and when I have deciphered. Regarding the July 4: did not open the car door, and the window was down. The guy at the beginning was in the front seat when I started shooting. When I first shot to the head, leaned back and so while I spoiled the shot. He ended up in the back seat, then on the ground very violently shaking legs, so I shot him in the knee. I did not leave the crime scene at full speed skidding as newspapers have said Vallejo. I walked slowly to my car not draw attention. The man

told police that my car was brown, black was about 40-45 years so tattered dress. I was in a phone booth having fun with the Vallejo cop as he passed. When I hung up the phone, put the fucking machine to ring and that made him notice me and my car. Christmas past: In this episode the police wondered how he could hit my victims shooting in the dark. They did not say openly, but hinted saying there was bright that night and I could see silhouettes on the horizon. Idiotic, the area is surrounded by hills and trees. What I did was stick a thin flashlight to the barrel of my gun. If you look in the center of the beam, if you head to a wall or ceiling, will see a black or dark spot in the center of the circle of light about seven or fifteen feet away. When attached to the barrel of a gun, the bullet given directly into the center of the black dot of light. I only had to mow dead ... >> No skill needed. Among other things, the Zodiac had written that letter that "he would" when descifrasen code. I did not know that their code had already been almost completely revealed by Harden, a brilliant couple. However, the little that remained to be prevented even decipher his identity.

Donald Harden found herself facing a "keyword substitution", where each letter of the alphabet was replaced by a symbol, a letter or a figure. The trouble was that the murderer had used so many different symbols that was virtually impossible to replace one by one, so that Harden had to devise its own method of finding the same elements, patterns and relationships. As for the story of how Harden broke the code, this is as follows: Donald Gene Harden was 41, was a professor of History and Economics at the Institute North Salinas and decipher clues loved since I was a child. He had read the letters that the murderer forced to publish three newspapers and being a Sunday morning in which he had nothing to do, decided to resort to the Zodiac cryptogram to escape the boredom. Then he took his old manual Cryptography and set to work its neurons. After much deliberation, concluded that it was facing a "keyword substitution", where each letter of the alphabet was replaced by a symbol, a letter or a figure. The trouble was that the murderer had used so many different symbols that was virtually impossible to replace one by one, so that Professor Harden had to devise its own method of finding the same elements, patterns and relationships. Apparently there was no way of knowing the order between the various parts of the message or breaks between words that represented the encrypted message. It was three hours and working hard without decoding the message, until curiosity of his wife Betty June Harden was awakened and she joined in the search for the solution. With input from Betty things started to go faster but still the night came without the mysterious code was deciphered. At the time Donald was tired and wanted to leave the task for the next day, but the obsession and anxiety of Betty to decipher the code was such that it continued to work alone for a while until they caught Donald's interest and decided to accompany her. Among the various assumptions made in the investigative work of the couple, one that was valid and that it was crucial importance, raised in part by psychological insight, Betty made regarding what should be the start of message encryption: namely Betty believed that the murderer, just like so many other serial murderers, should be as self-centered as to start the message with an "I", and also

almost certainly the first sentence would be something like "I like to kill." Indeed, everything started to go better when tested with "I like killing people" as initial sentence. In turn, while Harden saw advancing the intellectual perversity murderer was such that he had done things how are you: write the symbol Q backwards to think that was an E, making it almost certain misspellings were intentional use seven different symbols (using a rotation system) for the E and make two symbols can be either A or S. In addition to that, the murderer apparently had misapplied its own key at certain points of the message, which could also be intentional. Despite many difficulties, after twenty hours of Harden concluded that almost all (never could figure out the last part) of the message should be literally (in English and with misspellings that made the murderer) as well: < <I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN IT IS MORE FUN THAN KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FORREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST OF ALL DANGEROUE ANAMAL TO KILL SOMETHING GIVES ME THE MOST THRILLING EXPERENCE IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN GETTING YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH A GIRL THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAE WHEN I DIE I WILL BE REBORN IN PARADICE AND HAVE KILLED WILL BECOME thei MY SLAVES I WILL NOT GIVE YOU MY NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO DOWN OR ATOP MY SLOI COLLECTIOG OF SLAVES FOR MY AFTERLIFE EBEORIETEMETHHPITI >>. Translated and without spelling mistakes, the above message mean something like this: << I like killing people because it's fun. It's more fun to hunt wild animals in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal to hunt. Something makes it more exciting experience, it's even better to get with a girl. The best thing is that when I die and be reborn in paradise I've killed will be my slaves. I will not say my name because I would try to reduce or stop the collection of slaves beyond EBEORIETEMETHHPITI >>. Once cracked the code, called the director Donald Harden at night the San Francisco Chronicle and informed him that he had solved the mystery, but the reaction was director demotivating and unenthusiastic as many others had sent their supposed solutions, so Harden which had to mail the solution for it, along with other so-called solutions, were to stop Sergeant Lynch, who is in charge of sending all that capable professionals to determine whether the alleged solutions were suitable. Surprisingly, Naval Intelligence experts reviewed the process that Harden had followed and concluded that the solution was correct. In fact, so perfect was the process of its solution Harden was released and went on to become the official interpretation of the undisputed part of the message that got interpreted, which never happened with the letter sequence "EBEORIETEMETHHPITI" sequence on which multiple hypotheses are formulated but none has succeeded as safe and indisputable answer. . Shepard and Hartnell, killed by the executioner of the Zodiac

Cecilia Ann Shepard The attack on Cecilia Ann Shepard and Bryan 22 Calvin Hartnell 20 took place September 27, 1969 and was, of all the crimes of the Zodiac Murderer, the most emblematic of all that was while

criminal episode emerged the most representative image and remembered the Zodiac Murderer, not only for its shocking nature but because it was a clear symbol of the essence of dark and enigmatic psychopath who was hiding behind the guise employee unsettling and disturbing that fateful September 27 1969 ... That day, on the shores of Lake Berryessa (near Napa, California), Cecilia and Bryan enjoyed a picnic under the shade of two oaks that isolates the grove, growing on a peninsula (in this case, part of the shore excelled and got caught a little on the lake). It was evening, there were no people around and the fresh breeze filled the serenity of the landscape. But amid all this peace something woke Cecilia slight concern: in the distance, across the water around the right side of the peninsula, you could see a silhouette that despite the distance appear blurred, hinted it was a large man with brown hair. For now he was gone getting into a grove, but soon left the grove and began walking slowly toward them ...

Hartnell Bryann Frightened, Cecilia had turned and saw that the figure was closer and that his appearance was not reassuring, but worse was to come. Thus, a sudden gust of wind got dust in the eye and she lost sight of the stranger for a moment. Bryan, who was relatively calm, even had worried about turning to see what the strange, until one leaves rustling noise caught his attention and then noticed that the stranger had stopped behind another oak, located about six meters to the right of Cecilia, who after briefly ended the tranquility to which Bryan had become: "My God, carries a gun!" she exclaimed, and then Bryan, looking out the corner of his eye, he saw the left a black figure watched them silently. In the short time that he stood behind the other oak, the big man was wearing a suit that clearly showed what was and what had come ... His appearance was that of an executioner. He had a black hood and ceremonial square, sewn on the sides and flat on top. The hood, which the head was barely eye openings (covered by glasses) and mouth, down his shoulders, had no sleeves and covered his chest with a bib that on the black fabric, had White recorded a circle crossed with a Greek cross circle whose tips protruded. Besides, the man was wearing long sleeves tied at the wrists, pants tucked into boots, a sort of how 30cm knife on the left side, a holster with the lid open on the right side and below the jacket, were excel tips of several strings of white plastic. The figure had the right arm extended, pointing a gun metal blue. Was coming toward them slowly, as if to say so escape was impossible. Already well near them, which so far had not been moved by the fear that consumed, the mysterious figure spoke in a monotone voice that was neither acute nor severe, denoting peace and that seemed to belong to a man aged between twenty and thirty years. "I want the money and car keys. I want the car to go to Mexico, "said Bryan figure and gave him the keys and the little money he had, to which the money was kept hooded, threw the keys and put the pistol. Bryan then said he had no money, they would not and that if I needed help I could help otherwise, but remember that the hooded replied something

like, "No. I have short time. I am a prisoner escaped from Der Lodge, Montana. I killed a prison guard. I have a stolen car and nothing to lose. I'm totally broke. Do not be a hero to me. Do not try to take the gun. " Then, pointing the knife, pulled the hooded white rope and ordered that atase Cecilia Bryan, after which, once bound Bryan, he tied a knot tightened Cecilia and Bryan to make sure he did not flee.

Zodiac had stared Cecilia and Bryann before approaching them. It was the first and last time I use his executioner outfit (top, image film Zodiac), whose image would be taxable in the U.S. because of social imagery that, despite receiving multiple stab wounds and Bryann Cecilia after being tied with delusions , Bryann survived to tell the tale. Being tied, Zodiac Bryan asked if the gun had bullets, to which he responded by opening the gun and showing that there was only one bullet. "I'll have to stab them," said Star after seeing the surprised look of those two young men who had controlled the fear of a gun that had only a miserable bullet which might have failed should be fired. Getting behind Bryan, Zodiac knelt and began to stab the back while Cecilia looked terrified and helpless in the face splattered by the blood of Bryan. When the murderer lifted the knife to attack her, Cecilia reacted putting the murderer on his back but quickly sank the knife into the abdomen, then stuck it on each breast, groin and abdomen again, and remained so until complete its symbol (the circle crossed by the cross) with twenty-four stab wounds ... Already satisfied with your butcher, Zodiac stopped, threw the money and the keys next to the bodies of the victims, calmly walked away from the crime scene and later, when I was on the road, stopped the car of Bryan and recorded in the passenger door and its symbol symbol below this message: << Vallejo 12-20 - 68/7 - 4 - 69/Sept 27-69 - 6:30 / by knife >>. Then he disappeared. Meanwhile Cecilia, covered in blood, was still alive and had regained consciousness. Both relief asked Bryan screams and then turned to bite the strings (so much blood slippery) that bound the wrists of Cecilia. Cecilia handsfree hands could untie Bryan and so both could move on all fours, but the fact was that they were so injured that they had no way of doing so and, had it not been because a Chinese fisherman and his son went through there and heard them screaming, both had died.

When Star went, Bryann and Cecilia were covered in blood and had to Bryann mouthful of blood to untie the hands of Cecilia and allow her to untie the hands turn. Then they passed a fisherman and his son, by which they called the police and medical services. In the hospital, Bryann (above) was saved, but Cecilia had 24 stab wounds (forming the Zodiac sign ...) and overnight nor medical intervention survived.

Seeing the scene the fisherman and his son called for help and soon came two boats of the rangers, who in turn called the ambulance but it took almost an hour to arrive, this time in which the victims talked about what they could happened, because his condition was so critical that sometimes lost knowledge and Cecilia, which was what was worse, asked insistently that anesthetize or give something to her unconscious. Once the ambulance arrived, Cecilia and Bryan were successfully transferred to the hospital, but once there Bryan only survived to tell the details, since Cecilia was so wrong with that twenty-four stab wounds that could not be saved nor overnight operations . . Again calling the Police While its victims dying, Zodiac, which was already far, called at 19:40 pm to the police station in Napa. He said only this: "I want to report a murder, not a double murder. They are two miles north of the forest headquarters. They were in a white Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. I'm the one who has. " . Paul Stine, latest confirmed victim of Zodiac The taxi driver Paul Lee Stine aged 29 was killed by Zodiac on October 11, 1969. Its history is as follows: Paul Lee Stine was parked when he was called to go to Ninth Avenue. The night was bright, there was some fog and traffic moved slowly because of congestion. Passing by a stocky Pinecrest restaurant stopped taxi. The man came in, sat back and asked Stine take him to Washington and Maple Street in the suburb of Presidio Heights. Stine started. In Washington Street there were several houses on either side. Already at the intersection with Maple, the man asked Stine to advance another block, and Stine finally agreed to halt between two trees, near the corner of Washington and Cherry streets, in front of house number 3898 Washington Street.

Zodiac had climbed into the cab of Stine (left, alive) and after him to stop the taxi between Washington and Cherry streets, put the gun on the right cheek, made a hook with your other arm and, without giving him time loose, lethal shot him head (right, Stine already dead). Once they were arrested, the burly Stine passenger put a gun to his right cheek and made a hook in the throat with his left arm. Appalled at the seconds before shooting, tried in vain to get rid Stine raising his left hand over his right shoulder. Without delay the execution, Zodiac shot him conically that punctured his skull, fragmentndoselo into four segments ...

After that, Zodiac came out, went back to the driver's door and put his head in her lap Stine as he took his wallet and tore a piece of shirt. After he fled, leaving the taxi at the scene of the crime. What we did not know is that Zodiac three youths had seen from the window of the second floor of the house that was in front of the taxi, just across the street. 21:58 A youth called police and talked about what happened, describing the murderer as a white male, 25-30 years old, stocky build and hair cut a certain way. The big problem was that, by the nervousness embargaba communication, the operator of the Police scored "adult black" instead of "white adult".

Zodiac did not know that when Stine killed, three youths had seen (above, in terms of young people) from a house located in front of the two trees between which the taxi was. Thus, young people called police, but did stress that the operator enter "adult black" instead of "white adult", so that, when shortly after police found a Zodiac, let him go without suspecting ... With incredible speed and after the brief and nervous call, a police patrol that roamed the place appeared in Washington and Cherry at 22:00. That patrol stopped when, in the midst of darkness and mist the damp night, they saw a large man walking slowly toward Presidio. Patrolmen Donald and Eric Zelms Foukes called the stranger with a cry and asked if he had noticed anything odd or suspicious, to what the big man certainly responded saying that he saw a man brandishing a gun, ran to the east on Washington. The patrol had in mind that the criminal who was seeking a "black adult" as erroneously scored the operator when the young called. So, troopers believe him and robust white man with dark clothes and went east on Washington: never knew that this man was Zodiac, a murderer seeking ... We also know that he was called to go near the car , who questioned him briefly and hastily and did not notice the blood, concealed by the darkness of the night and the dark color of his clothes, the man wore on his lap. Then, when the staff arrived (at 22:55) to the crime scene, the boys were questioned and these as calmer, made it clear that the murderer was not black: it was white. Thus, after which Donald and Eric Zelms Foukes knew that the man was the murderer let go in San Francisco Police came a huge obsession with the so-called "big man". . The confirmatory letter Just the day after the crime, Zodiac sent the San Francisco Chronicle a letter that erased all doubt as to whether or not he killed Paul Stine: << Zodiac speaking. I'm the murderer of the taxi driver at the corner of Washington and Maple last night, to have shown here is a piece of his shirt stained with blood. I am the same man who killed people in the north of the bay. Police S.F. I could have taken yesterday evening when the park had recorded well instead of racing on their bikes to see who made more noise. The driver of the car should have parked the car and just wait quietly for me to come out of hiding. Schoolchildren are good targets. I think that one morning I'll load a school bus. Shoot to the front wheel and then liquidate the children when they go bouncing. >>

Along with the letter cited was a bloody cloth. After analysis, the police confirmed that the blood on the cloth was actually sent cabbie Paul Stine's blood. . Kathleen Johns: do we really saw Zodiac?

Kathleen Johns said she and her ten-month daughter had been abducted by Zodiac, fled when he was distracted. However, inconsistencies in his testimony and other evidence have cast doubt police about the alleged kidnapping. It was the night of March 22, 1970 and Kathleen Johns, eight months pregnant, was in his car with his daughter for ten months. Kathleen was on his way to meet his mother when suddenly, on Highway 132 in San Joaquin County, stopped his car after the driver of another car tarried to tell you to look the wheel because it was staggering and that was dangerous. He shrewdly offered to adjust your wheel bolts, but actually loosened and then left. It was all part of a plan. It was not long before the tire (the wheel) Kathleen is loose, and then the subject, who had plotted everything and was close again and offered to take it to a service station. She agreed, abandoned his car and jumped into the car of the unknown, but this one, even though they had already gone through several service stations had not stopped anywhere. Everything seemed to suggest that the subject had kidnapped. The journey to this strange lasted over three hours, filled with silence as Kathleen told But at some point of the journey the driver stopped at an intersection and then Kathleen escaped with her daughter, running across the field to find a man that helped taking them to the local police department, in Paterson. There, in the police department, she saw a poster with a sketch of Zodiac. Apparently the girl had not seen the face of Zodiac course anywhere, and when he saw him, he was surprised because he said the police, this was the man who tried to abduct her. Later came a controversy still remains as to whether or not he was actually Kathleen with Zodiac. Such discrepancies controversy of how are you: 1) some witnesses claim that Kathleen's car was moved and burned, while others claim it was never moved, 2) Kathleen told journalist Paul Avery that her abductor left the car to get out and look for her and her baby with a flashlight, but Kathleen also yielded two testimonies before the Police and each stated that the subject did not get off the vehicle to look for her and her baby. In any case, after Zodiac sent a letter (see later) in which he stated that he was the one that had been with Kathleen March 22, but despite this and partly because it was possible to think that Zodiac was lying , doubts persisted, especially because of the inconsistencies mentioned on certain points of the story. . Zodiac and its "nice buttons"

Zodiac continues to communicate during 1970 through postcards and letters sent to the press. In one such letter, sent to the San Francisco Chronicle and dated April 28, 1970, Zodiac threatened to plant a bomb on a bus if the newspaper did not publish his writings in detail, and also said he wanted to see people begin to use "some nice Zodiac buttons" with its symbol.

Zodiac was a selfish murderer who wanted fame, so in 1970 sent three letters to the San Francisco Chronicle calling for people to use their "nice Zodiac buttons" on each was more angry than the previous because people did not wear buttons, and each was responsible for making threats ranging from operating a school bus to torturing slaves in Paradise ... But time passed and people apparently did not take very seriously the murderer, so that did not use their "nice Zodiac buttons." This bugged to Zodiac, so the June 26, 1970 sent another letter to the San Francisco Chronicle: << Zodiac speaking. I've upset a lot with the people of San Francisco Bay. They have not fulfilled my desire to see them use my nice Zodiac buttons. I promised to punish annihilating a school bus full if they failed. But now the school is closed for the summer, so I punished otherwise. I shot with a .38 to a man sitting in a parked car. >> Far from obeying and use their beautiful buttons, the people of San Francisco Bay remained apathetic to the longing that the murderer manifested by seeing people wearing their buttons. So Zodiac sent other letters more: July 24, 1970: << Zodiac speaking. I am rather unhappy because you people do not use my nice Zodiac buttons. So now I have a little list, starting with the woman and her baby to which I gave a ride quite interesting for a couple of hours, a few months ago in an evening that ended with me burning her car where I found >> July 26, 1970: << Zodiac speaking. Since I do not use nice Zodiac buttons, which if used would seem disgusting Zodiac buttons. Or any type of zodiac buttons they can think. If you do not use any buttons Zodiac, I will have (above anything else) to torture all my 13 slaves who hope for me in Paradise. Some he'll tie and see you scream and squirm from the hills. Others have pine splinters stuck under the nails and then burn. Others will be placed in cages and fed salted empachados until then I will listen to beg for water and laugh in their faces. Others will be hung by their thumbs and burn in the sun, then I will restregar with deep heat to warm. Others were let live and run around screaming. And to all pool players, I will let you play in a dark dungeon with crooked feet and shoes toning. Yes, I will have great fun inflicting the most delicious pain to my slaves. >> . Terrorizing the journalist Paul Avery before silence

The reporter Paul Avery (above) was threatened in a letter from Zodiac, following which she became obsessed and drink, to ruin his career ... On October 27, 1970 Zodiac sent another letter to the San Francisco Chronicle. It threatened to kill journalist Paul Avery, who worked in the S. F. Chronicles and had been publishing articles in which he insulted Zodiac. That letter was the trigger for the beginning of the end of Avery's career. So, the journalist became obsessed with the idea that at any time could be killed by Zodiac, so it went everywhere with a gun and in the depth of his distress, he began to drink heavily, this thing that led Professionally fail. After taking the game to Avery by intimidating letter, Zodiac disappeared for three plus years. His silence was absolute: he did not commit any crime, not sent letters, made no calls, gave no sign ... It was a calculated silence and police clueless, frustrated ended. . Zodiac speaks again in 1974

On January 29, 1974, broke his silence Zodiac when he sent a letter praising the film The Exorcist and, among other things, said it was "the best satirical comedy" I had ever seen. Then, on February 14 of that year, Zodiac sent another letter to the San Francisco Chronicle in which he explained to the editor that the initials for "Symbionese Liberation Army" (SLA) meant 'kill' (to kill ...) if they were spelled Old Norse. After being examined, the authenticity of the letter was dubious and thought it probably would not have been written by Zodiac. On 8 May 1974 the San Francisco Chronicle received a letter that appeared in the film Badlands complaints saying it was a "glorification of murder" and that the newspaper was removed from its pages advertising the film. The letter was not signed by Zodiac but by "a citizen", but the lyrics, the tone and touch ironic, perhaps thinking they had been written by Zodiac, although it was quite likely that it was not. Finally, on July 8, 1974 the San Francisco Chronicle received a letter with complaints that requested the editor to put the columnist Marco Spinelli in the "hell hole you came from" because it had a "serious psychological disorder" as "always" needed "to feel superior." The letter was signed by a "Red Ghost" and, although it has been suspected that could be written by Zodiac, the chances are that it has not been. After those four letters whose authorship is still doubtful except the first, the silence resurfaced around the figure of Zodiac. At least until 1978. .

Before the final demise On 24 April 1978, the San Francisco Chronicle received a letter that was probably Zodiac. The newspaper was published the day after receiving it and it could read: << Dear Editor: Zodiac speaking. I'm back with you. Tell everyone that I'm here, I've always been here. That pig citadino of Toschi is good, but I'm smarter and maybe he will get tired and leave me alone. I'm waiting for a good movie about me. Who will be my role? Now I control everything. Sincerely >> guessed it. . Statements about a murderer who never returned

If a murderer equals deterrent glory of Jack the Ripper, this is Zodiac. More than 2,500 suspects were considered in the search process, and research, which was closed by difficulties in 2004, had to be reopened in 2007 because of public outrage. His identity remains unknown ... If someone suggests murderer Jack the Ripper, the Zodiac murderer is: five were confirmed their murders, like Jack confirmed the killings, both sent letters in talking about their crimes, and, above all, to either was captured and none of them ever knew who it was for sure. The research that emerged after the disappearance of Zodiac never got anything definitive and, in an era in which DNA and digital technologies give police an advantage against the brutal interrogation elusive potential offender, Zodiac proved to the world that it is still possible existence of a mind clever enough and bright enough to outwit the most advanced law enforcement agencies, the U.S. It was because of difficulties encountered by the Zodiac investigation into the case was classified as "inactive" in 2004, but at the request of the public indignation was reopened in 2007 and, at least to date (October 5, 2012) of writing these lines, the figure of the murderer remains shrouded in mystery. Shows the failed police work is the fact that in several years the Police Department at 2500 San Francisco investigated suspects and could not confirm any as the perpetrator of the crimes. Were raised even something as crazy as that terrorist Theodore Kacynski (Unabomber) or the notorious criminal Charles Manson could be the Zodiac Murderer. Moreover, the subject of unconfirmed victims also could be solved entirely in the sense that it not be said forcefully that this or that person was not the victim or are a victim of Zodiac. Thus due to flow and it represents everything that is unconfirmed omitted on the murderer, useful limited to a list of suspects (some of which have been considered) major and unacknowledged victims that always appear in the texts about the murderer: 1-Main suspects Marvin Bernell

Marvin was in charge of programming films in a movie theater and projecting. Robert Graysmith, Zodiac obsessed journalist, found that the brand that Marvin used to mark the rolls of film equaled the zodiac symbol, in the roof of the theater had a zodiac painted, Marvin owned a copy of the Count Zaroff tape over (character associated with Zodiac) and that his handwriting was like the murderer. The police thought the sign to mark rolls was not just the Zodiac but the stylized representation of a scope, which could mean love of the shooting sports or other things. On the other hand, could never prove that the letter was the same as Marvin Zodiac and never found anything that would allow the quiet to think that Marvin was the psychopath Zodiac. . Lawrence Kane

Lawrence Kane This hypothesis was one of the most absurd and suspicions arose sister Darlene Ferrin (killed by Zodiac). She suspected it was big as Star Kane and his sister had gone for months before the murder. The big problem with the hypothesis was that Kane had suffered brain damage, doctors said, cutting off his ability to control self-gratification. Also never knew that Kane was a subject of outstanding intelligence. And then how could show that self, that coldness, that attitude planner can make it disappear and reappear, it can suspend long as gratifying as sending threatening letters to newspapers, how then, if he had lost in 1962 ability to control self-gratification? How could he have built these codes so complicated, so worthy of a privileged mind? Never tried it was intellectually brilliant and always pointed to the fact that it was not, so it is extremely fanciful to believe that Kane was a mind to match Zodiac. Thus, the hypothesis falls insurance because Kane did not have the self-control of Zodiac and almost certainly did not have a brilliant mind. . Arthur Leigh Allen

Arthur Leigh Allen Of all the suspects who have been, certainly none has given many reasons to suspect as Allen because: 1) knew it had encrypted languages learned in the Navy, 2) was gifted as I had an IQ of 137, 3) suspected that he had raped a child, which if true made him someone evil, as Zodiac, 4) His appearance resembled that of Zodiac by the likeness of his face with the sketch of the murderer and it was too big and someone white. 5) He liked to kill, because although it was never known to kill someone who loved sport hunting, 6) He said the man was "the most dangerous animal to hunt," a claim repeated chillingly in one of the letters Zodiac, but might well think of other things that they did to get to that thought, 7) was alone (as it probably was Zodiac), 8) was mentally

insane, to the point that their relatives were concerned. The big problem was that Allen and his fingerprints did not match the DNA of the murderer, these factors were only two but had enough weight to dismiss. . Bruce Davis

Bruce Davis Bruce had been a member of the family, the criminal group of followers of Charles Manson. Bruce is currently in prison but in the 60's was in the San Francisco area where he had committed his murders Zodiac. Bruce was dismissed as a suspect because his handwriting did not match that of Zodiac, because his hair was too long (the sketch it was short) when Zodiac committed his crimes and because they wore glasses. . Michael O'Hare Michael was a prominent businessman and was suspicious in part because he lived near the place where there was the murder of Paul Stine. It was quickly dismissed because a DNA test. . Guy Ward Hendrickson Deborah Perez was 47 years old and was the daughter of a deceased (1981) Orange carpenter named Guy Ward Hendrickson. Deborah took the attention that following the movie Zodiac (based on the murderer), was generated around the murderer: and, in 2009, she held a press conference at the headquarters of the San Francisco Chronicle, especially for declare that his father was the Zodiac Murderer. Among other things, Deborah said she had been with his father in two of the crimes, believing listen when two rockets were actually two shots, 'he had written a letter on behalf of his father's lawyer Melvin Belli, and he had in his glasses possession of driver Paul Stine, which itself had actually disappeared from the scene. Police subsequently analyzed glasses and found that did not match those of Stine and Deborah also underwent a polygraph test, which she failed so glaring.

On the left, Deborah Perez giving a press conference, on the right, his father Guy Ward Hendrickson, who according to Deborah was the Zodiac Murderer. Finally it was clear that Deborah was a somewhat deranged person trying to call attention to inventing things. So Deborah had previously declared illegitimate daughter of John F. Kennedy,

which were evidenced as true statements to the effect that his sister Deborah had spent years in psychoanalytic therapy because, among other things, spent inventing memories of things that never happened and was obsessed with exhibitionism, putting on Facebook and provocative photos on other pages to get attention. However, despite this, Deborah hired a public relations firm and is preparing a documentary on the alleged evidence showing that his father was Zodiac ... . Richard Gaikowski

Richard Gaikowski Richard was born in 1936 and was a physician in the U.S. Army. Suspected him mainly because 1) some researchers saw that Richard used the abbreviation for its name in certain codes Zodiac 2) Darlene's sister suspected of Richard and I had seen at the funeral of Darlene, 3) Richard lived near where the murders were committed, 4) Richard supposedly had followed (can not tell if it was for other reasons) to Darlene when she married and moved to Albany, and there, in Albany, worked on a newspaper that was rival newspaper working in Darlene's husband, 5) An operator's voice said Richard was identical to that heard in a call Zodiac during 1969, 6) Richard's face resembled the sketch, 7) writing Richard was quite similar to Zodiac. As seen, there were few reasons to suspect Richard, though police never conducted a test fingerprint and process research Richard was arrested for allegedly there were insufficient grounds to proceed. One of the main reasons I was held up against the hypothesis of guilt was that Richard had no knowledge of coded language and, although he was intelligent, at least apparently was not to the degree necessary to build all this complicated system code. Richard died in 2004. . Jack Tarrance

Jack Tarrance In 2000, Dennis Kaufman said his stepfather Jack Tarrance was Zodiac. Not least because his writing was like the murderer, because he had confessed that he was the murderer and that confession was recorded, and because, among the possessions of his stepfather, Dennis had found a costume identical to Zodiac. The problem was that the confession could be a sham burdened planned, the costume could be fabricated to deceive and, especially, Tarrance's DNA did not match that of Zodiac. . 2-Main unconfirmed victims

. Robert Domingos (19) and Linda Evans (17 years): Both were killed on June 4, 1963 by a firearm. The crime occurred on a beach near Lompoc (California) and had strong similarities with the case of Calvin Bryan Hartnell and Cecilia Ann Shepard, occurred September 27, 1969 in Lake Berryesa. . Cheri Jo Bates (18):

Cheri Jo Bates On October 30, 1966 she was brutally murdered (nearly decapitated) stab at Riverside Community College (California). It took four years for the journalist Paul Avery (threatened with death by Zodiac) raise concern about the authorship of Zodiac, all under certain circumstances similarities between the Zodiac killings and the circumstances surrounding the case of Bates. . Kathleen Johns (22 years): His case has already been discussed earlier in this article. . Donna Lass (25 years):

Donna Lass Donna disappeared (never knew for sure she was murdered) on September 26, 1970 in South Lake Tahoe (California). Later (March 22, 1971) The San Francisco Chronicle received a letter from Zodiac in saying that had 13 victims, but Donna had to be the fourteenth and thirteenth as indicated on the postcard. For this and other reasons the police never believed that she could be flirting too much with the murderer and therefore not made an official inquiry.