FBI says Zodiac Killer case is still open as new theory on suspect’s identity gains attention
Law enforcement agencies said they’re still delving the Zodiac Killer case as an independent group of cold-case investigators came forward Wednesday to claim they had answered the conundrum of who was behind the decades-old episodic murders.
The Case Breakers, a band of 40 former law enforcement investigators, said they associated the man they believe is the Zodiac Killer using new physical and forensic confirmation and information from bystanders, according to a press release.
The group also filed court affidavits and secured decades of filmmaking from the man’s former darkroom, Case Breakers said. They named the man in the release, saying they believe he passed away in 2018.
News8 attempts to reach out to the family members of the named substance have been useless.
The Zodiac Killer is believed to be responsible for at least five murders in Northern California from 1968 to 1969
In response to the new claims, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) verified to CNN that it’s still an open research.
“We’re unqualified to speak to possible suspects as this is still an open probing,”the SFPD said in a statement.
The FBI, which has been supporting exotic law enforcement in the probing, also didn’t confess the claims.
“The Zodiac Killer case remains open. We’ve no new information to participate at the moment,”the FBI said in a statement to News18.
The Case Breakers also said in the release that the man is responsible for the 1966 cost of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside County, California.
While the Riverside Police Department couldn’t observe on the man correlated by the Case Breakers, RPD public information officer Ryan Railsback said the Zodiac Killer is clearly not the person responsible for the death of Bates.
The only link the Bates murder had in common with the Zodiac Killer was a handwritten letter entered in matter claiming responsibility, Railsback said.
The Zodiac Killer, who was nowise caught, gained notoriety by writing letters to police and original media boasting of the killings up until 1974.
Claiming to have killed as multifold as 37 people, he also wrote some letters in constitution and included bloody bits of rigging to use as evidence of the acts.