Zodiac Killer, In the early 1960s, the Zodiac Killer terrorised the streets of Northern California, committing at least five killings between 1968 and 1969.
Zodiac Killer Identified
An independent group of cold-case investigators claims to have solved the mystery surrounding the serial killer’s identity known as the “Zodiac Killer.”
The Case Breakers, a task force of 40 former law enforcement investigators, believes that the hairs found in the clenched fist of a murdered teen student, Cheri Jo Bates, belong to the “Zodiac Killer” suspect to a press release.
The Riverside Police Department (RPD) had refrigerated the hairs, skin and blood found under her fingernails of Bates after her body was discovered in October 1966.
The Case Breakers requested the Riverside Police Department (RPD) to compare Bates’ computer-coded DNA to the sequence of a person whom the independent investigators believe is a “solid suspect”.
According to the investigators, Riverside Police Department (RPD) denied the request saying the department is “100% sure” Bates was killed by someone other than the Zodiac.
“Fifty-five years ago this month, RPD chose to ignore the obvious. It would take just minutes to quickly and quietly compare the suspects DNA.
You would think the pain Cheri Jo’s family and her old friends have been living with would be Priority #1.
Here is to hope the next chief finds the courage to act,”– Thomas J. Colbert, team organiser, Case Breakers, said in a statement.
Zodiac Killer first terrorised Northern California streets in the early 1960s, and the Case Breakers think he was responsible for the deaths of ten Californians between 1962 and 1970.
Investigators claim to have gathered fresh physical and forensic evidence, interviewed eyewitnesses, and obtained photographs from Gary Francis Poste former darkroom.
They believe the scars on the suspect’s forehead are absolute proof that the three witnesses and an observing cop saw before being passed on to a sketch artist with the San Francisco Police Department.
However, according to Media, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have denied the allegations, claiming that the Zodiac Killer case is still under investigation.
“We have no new information to share at the moment,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in a statement to the Media.