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but killer still UNKNOWN. Seemed like a random brutal murders of five people in California's Bay Area in 1968 and 1969 . But only 7 known victims. A series of taunting coded notes sent to the sent local newspapers explained the motive for the killings. Identity of the killer buried within an elaborate cipher message. Hundreds of suspects.Claimed to have killed 37 victims. 5 of which he murdered and 2 survived. Other suspected victims of the Zodiac – 3 that were killed and 1 possible survivor. .

at Lake Berryessa in Napa County. •Paul Lee Stine. 1969. in the parking lot of Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo. 1969. 29: shot and killed on October 11. in the Presidio Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. 22: shot on July 4. 16. •Bryan Calvin Hartnell. 19. 17.Confirmed victims: •David Arthur Faraday. 22: stabbed on September 27. and Cecelia Ann Shepard. 20. . and Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin. 1969. •Michael Renault Mageau. and Betty Lou Jensen.

18. at Riverside City College in Riverside. 1966. and Linda Edwards. 1970. •Cheri Jo Bates.Suspected victims: •Robert Domingos. 17: shot and killed on June 4. on a beach near Gaviota. 1963. in Stateline. 22: allegedly abducted on March 22. Nevada. There is also a suspected third escapee from the Zodiac Killer: •Kathleen Johns. 18: stabbed to death and nearly decapitated on October 30. 1970. . in an area west of Modesto. •Donna Lass. 25: last seen September 6. on Highway 132 near I-580.

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Each envelope contained a handwritten letter and a piece of a coded message.Twenty-six days after the Blue Rock Springs Park incident. 1969. “School children make nice targets I think I shall wipe out a school bus some morning just shoot out the front tire + pick off the kiddies as they come bouncing out.  The deciphered message said“ I like killing people because it is so much fun. three envelopes arrived at the offices of three Bay Area newspapers. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or stop my collecting of slaves for my after life …” A letter postmarked October 13... . A crossed-circle symbol had been drawn at the bottom of the page. sent to San Francisco investigators ended with another terrifying threat of violence.

”  Given the killer’s apparent freedom to do as he pleased. “I have grown rather angry with the police for their telling lies about me. doesn’t it rile you to have your nose rubbed in your boo-boos?” and.  Each new letter became a liability as the psychotic pen pal wrote. one particular passage was difficult to refute. “I hope you have fun trying to figure out who I killed.Some letters also featured a box score which credited the Zodiac with an increasing number of victims followed by the notation “SFPD = 0” and the taunt. “The police shall never catch me because I have been too clever for them. “Hey blue pig.” .

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social withdrawal. and meticulous.  Wanted credit for the killings and it seems that his rage was more against female then males.  Various traits included confusion. bizarre behaviour.  Was organized. agitation. Did not stick to one pattern of killing. disorganized thinking. blunted emotions.  In his mind. intelligent.  Motive was to demonstrate his superiority over others. catatonia.  Had ability to taunt the authorities from a superior perspective and to watch the police make fool of themselves while they attempt to apprehend him. these crimes may seem like proof of his stealth. He may have fantasized about being more daring that he actually was in real life. Might have suffered from schizophrenia or paranoia. . and negative feelings in regards to society mainly due to his failed attempt to be socially accepted in the community. psychosis.