History Of The Zodiac Killer

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The Zodiac Killer committed his murders between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The murders took place in California and were either committed by shooting or stabbing. The man committing the murders was never identified or found, but was described by witnesses who had escaped his attacks as short, beefy, and with light brown hair. The Zodiac killed five victims who were confirmed, and attempted two more but they survived. Although only seven victims were confirmed, he had confessed to 37 killings in letters he wrote to the press. These letters started on August 7, 1969, when the Zodiac wrote a nasty letter to the Bay Area press about killing someone. This was only the first of many harsh letters received by the press from the so called Zodiac. In the letters he included four different cryptograms, only one of which was ever detected. These letters were also signed Zodiac, which is where the name comes from. The five murders that were confirmed were those of David Arthur Faraday, Betty Lou Jensen, Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, Cecelia Ann Shepard, Paul Lee Stine, Robert Domingos, Linda Edwards, and Cheri Jo Bates. Each of these victims were either shot and killed or stabbed to death and left somewhere on the coast of …show more content…

Being that he was never identified, the only possible motive for the killings came from the message in his letters that were decoded. It read, “I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN. IT IS MORE FUN THAN KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FOREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL. TO KILL SOMETHING GIVES ME THE MOST THRILLING EXPERIENCE. IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN GETTING YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH A GIRL. THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAT WHEN I DIE I WILL BE REBORN IN PARIDISE AND THEY I HAVE KILLED WILL BECOME MY SLAVES. I WILL NOT GIVE YOU MY NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO SLOW DOWN OR STOP MY COLLECTING OF SLAVES FOR MY

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