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Zodiac “340 Cipher” cracked 51 years after it was mailed to the S.F. Chronicle.

It was beginning to seem like a hoax, a jumbled mess of nonsense characters with no true meaning. But This week, the Zodiac serial killer's infamous "340 Cipher" has finally been cracked. The cipher was one of several sent in a letter to the S.F. Chronicle in November 1969 from the Zodiac, the serial killer who killed five people in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1968 and 1969. He has never been caught. David Oranchak, a 46-year-old web designer from Virginia has been working with a group to crack the code since 2006. In an interview on Friday, he told reporters, "We’ve been sitting on the solution since last Saturday. When I first started looking at the Zodiac ciphers all those years ago, I thought, ‘Oh, I

Author provides compelling evidence that Zodiac Killer is his father – has Zodiac’s identity finally been revealed?

Identity of Zodiac Killer revealed in 2014 book It has been kept secret for over a year but today, HarperCollins has released a potentially explosive new book in which its author, Gary L. Stewart, alleges that the infamous serial killer The Zodiac Killer (view complete article on the Zodiac Killer here) – is his father. According to the book’s author, during a twelve-year search for his paternal father, he made the chilling discovery that his father was one of the most notorious, and still at large, serial killers in American history. Although the San Francisco Police (the Zodiac killings took place around San Francisco and most of the killer's cryptic letters were sent from within the city) have yet to review the book, The Most Dangerous Animal

The Zodiac Serial Killer terrorizes northern California, murdering up to 37 people, while brazenly taunting police with secret ciphers

The Zodiac Killing Spree Begins The murder spree initiated by a man known only as The Zodiac, is one of the United States' most intriguing  and enduring crime mysteries.  No one is sure exactly when the murderous wave of killings began nor when it ended.  All we do know is that for over 22 years, someone managed to outwit the California authorities all the while taunting, goading, and ridiculing the police while he maintained his cycle of vicious killings, often within sight of the very authorities that sought to stop him. The first Zodiac victim? The first victim of the Zodiac was likely 18-year-old Cheri Jo Bates (18), a student at Riverside City College.  Her nearly decapitated body was found on October 30, 1966 near the college library's