You may be familiar with the infamous Zodiac murders only through true crime brooks, or maybe the interminable nearly-three-hour-long 2007 movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Experts have been trying to crack the identity of the Zodiac Killer for decades (since 1968), and an elite team of case-solvers is claiming to have finally done so:
A team of specialists who investigate cold cases says it has identified the Zodiac Killer, one of America's most prolific serial murderers who terrorized communities in the San Francisco area in the late 1960s with a series of brutal slayings and unsolvable riddles.
The Case Breakers, a team of more than 40 former law enforcement investigators, journalists and military intelligence officers, has tackled other mysteries such as the D.B. Cooper hijacking heist, the disappearance of former labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa and other unsolved cases. The group believes the killer is responsible for a slaying hundreds of miles away that was never linked to him...
The Case Breakers is now saying it has identified the Zodiac Killer as Gary Francis Poste, who passed away in 2018. The team's years of digging uncovered new forensic evidence and photos from Poste's darkroom. One image features scars on the forehead of Poste that match scars on a sketch of the Zodiac, the team said.
The FBI, meanwhile, is disputing the Case Breakers claim, stating that "the case remains open and there is no new information to report."
On the other hand, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz – who has long been "suspected" by various partisan critics to be the Zodiac Killer himself – expressed palpable relief over the development.