The Zodiac Killer, the prolific serial killer who killed as many as 37 people in the late 1960s, has been identified, according to a team of private investigators who work specifically with cold cases.
The group of over 40 journalists and former law enforcement and intelligence officials, called Case Breakers, identified the Zodiac killer as Gary Francis Poste, an Air Force veteran and house painter who died in 2018.
The Case Breakers used evidence from Poste’s darkroom, including a picture of Poste with scars that match the ones on sketches of the Zodiac killer. The team also deciphered a letter that revealed Poste as the killer. The Zodiac killer infamously used ciphers, which he mailed to local newspapers and law enforcement agencies.
The team also believes that Poste