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The Zodiac Killer

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The Zodiac Killer Police started to receive strange letters such as this from a man that referred to himself as the "Zodiac."
He admitted to being responsible for various murders in the San Francisco area. Police were puzzled. Some 2,000 suspects were questioned and ruled out.
There are many remaining unbroken codes left by the Zodiac in his letters.
The killer claims 37 cases of murder. However, only five (proven) murder victims were victims of the "Zodiac" killer, killed by either a gun or a knife.Some were found binded with rope. To get an idea of the complex puzzles and ciphers behind the Zodiac's information we will go over one.

This was solved by the great minds of Mensa.

Gareth Penn published several articles explaining the steps he took in solving the Zodiac's clues. The Death of Leona Roberts On December 10th 1969, Leona Roberts went missing after visting her boyfriend.
Her body was found on December 28th 1969. She was found at Bolinas Lagoon, 15 miles from San Francisco.

Police suspected the Zodiac was her possible murderer. Although, this is only a theory.

Gareth Penn's "CatBird Seat" solves one of the Zodiac's ciphers which indicats Roberts was most likely one of his victims. GARETH PENN’S “CATBIRD SEAT”

Zodiac killers first cipher test since his 1969-1970 mailings to Mensa audience
“catbird Seat” with the clue: … Cincinmati is a linguistic Black Hole…”
Key word: Cincimnati
Remove duplicated letters: AT
Next keyword : “Garfield Shaeffer”
Solution: Gild She
Combined? Gild She at, linguistically
Sounded out means
KILLED GIRL AT “CATBIRD SEAT”
Catbird seat was at 3141 Paradise Drive in Tiburon Bird Sanctuary (overlooked lagoon).

This is where Leona Roberts was found dead. The Zodiac was believed to have chosen his victims in order to "satisfy" his mathmatical puzzles. The address where Roberts was found, 3141, is pi...
3.141592654= π Earlier, in October, The Zodiac sent police a "Halloween Card." When the Skeleton was cut out and placed on a map (indicated by other ciphers) the triangle made by the Skeleton's feet incircle the address 3141 Paradise Drive. The Zodiac sent taunting letters to police asking why they had not found him yet. He thought his puzzles and ciphers to be "crack-proof."
He perhaps even thought he was superior, mentally, to the "normal" human race. Why did the "Zodiac" kill? "I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN. IT IS MORE FUN THAT KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FORREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANAMAL OF ALL TO KILL SOMETHING GIVES ME THE MOST THRILLING EXPERIENCE IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN GETTING YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH A GIRL THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAE WHEN I DIE I WILL BE REBORN IN PARADICE AND THEI HAVE KILLED WILL BECOME MY SLAVES I WILL NOT GIVE YOU MY NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO SLOI DOWN OR ATOP MY COLLECTIOG OF SLAVES FOR AFTERLIFE. EBEORIETEMETHHPITI"

He often targeted young couples.Perhaps because he had problems with his own relationships, even resentment. - The Zodiac The "Zodiac" killer was never found.
However, going by his letters, phone calls, puzzles and behavior psychologists were able to conclude the following about what kind of person he most likely was... or is... Actions: Two assaults with intent to kill
Possibly two counts of kidnapping with intent to kill
Multiple homicides
Repeated terroristic threats over several years, remaining dormant for periods at a time where the killer took no risk with murder.
Taunting authorities with threatening phone calls and letters. Remember his quote earlier? His fantasies of being a skilled "hunter" might have grown from an immature and insecure mind.
He was seeking attention. He claimed to police once that he even needed help. He enjoyed his "control" over the town. After he threatened to bomb a school bus he saw the police reaction as him controling their actions. To him they were fools and he was the mastermind toying with them.
This often indicates a person who feels uncertain about their intelligence, so to reassure themselves, they plays games with others. How would he act around friends and/or family? He obviously enjoyed astrology. He most likely engaged with conversations about symbols and meanings. He was organized and intelligent.
Several times in his cryptograms the sign for Taurus, the bull, appeared. Perhaps this was his personal zodiac sign. Some people say he felt “fated by the stars” to commit the killings.
He obviously enjoyed astrology. He most likely engaged with conversations about symbols and meanings. He was organized and intelligent.
Several times in his cryptograms the sign for Taurus, the bull, appeared. Perhaps this was his personal zodiac sign. He hungered for a sense of superiority. His feeling of being in control most likely gave him more of a thrill than the actual violence. This could explain why he went into period when he would only send letters and puzzles to police beside committing any crimes. He wanted to be known, perhaps to become as notorious as Jack the Ripper.

It’s possible being such a mysterious killer was the only thing he accomplished in his life. Sociopath with mild expression of schizophrenic traits
He didn’t value people as people; rather, he saw them as “game”, objects to toy with (control)
Schizophrenic: obsessive over patterns/numbers and his designed personality thought himself as superior, mentally, in “his world.” So, what could have possibly been his mental state?
Sources: Davis, Initials. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://thezodiacmansonconnection.com/victim_roberts.html

Farmer, C. (2007). The zodiac killer. The Priemer Intelligence Company, Retrieved from http://www.opordanalytical.com

Mccary, G. (Photographer). Profile of the zodiac killer. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/notorious/zodiac_profile/1_index.html

(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ecphorizer.com/EPS/site_page.php?page=101&issue=12

The History Channel- Online, Initials. (n.d.). Mysteryquest/ zodiac killer. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/shows/mysteryquest/photos/myteryquest-photo-gallery/photo21

The zodiac. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ecphorizer.com/EPS/site_page.php?page=355&issue=27
Time Line of Crimes 1968:Lake Herman Road
1969:Blue Rocks Springs
1969:Lake Berryessa
1969:Presidio Heights
1970:Modesto
1970:Riverside
1975:Lake Tahoe
March 22, 1970 Who is He?
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