A letter arrived at The San Francisco Examiner in July of 1969, containing the following statement, “I like killing people because it’s so much fun” sent by a person who turned out to be the notorious Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer who has not been arrested to this day.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the streets and remote areas of Northern California were in terror as a killer was on the loose.
He made no attempt to conceal the murders he committed, yet it appeared that he took great lengths to hide his true identity from the authorities, media, and general public.
He often sent letters after someone had been killed or an instance of attempted murder had taken place, claiming that he was the one responsible.
Some of his letters also include codes, teasing the police and media that the cryptogram would reveal his name.
The Zodiac Killer went on to commit 5 murders (al least those are the murders confirmed by the police as his crimes), but he claimed to be responsible for 37 deaths.
In the codes that have been successfully deciphered, he said every person he murdered would become his slaves in the afterlife.
The Zodiac Killer case remains open and unsolved to this day. His crime story contains many terrifying facts, some of them are listed below. Read on if you dare.
10 He Is Still Out There, Maybe
Let us start with the most shocking one: the Zodiac Killer has never been caught. He claimed to have taken 37 lives, although investigations were only able to confirm 5 of them. No Zodiac victims have been discovered since 1969, leading to a theory that he actually stopped killing.
Many movies and novels often picture serial killers as unable to control their impulse to hunt for the next victims, but in reality they can refrain from murder under certain circumstances, for example the decline of physical strength due to old age.
The thought that a criminal – who claimed to murder more than several dozens of people – has never been apprehended is terrifying. Zodiac Killer attacked seven people in various locations in Northern California in 1968 and 1969; two of them survived. It can be more dreadful for the residents of the California, but a murderer on the loose can be anywhere.
Bear in mind that the true identity of the Zodiac Killer remains unclear; the closest anybody get to proper identification is only a facial sketch. One former CHP Officer, Lyndon Lafferty, suggested that Zodiac Killer was still alive in 2014 as a 91-year-old man in San Francisco.