Zodiac Killer identification not approved by police, FBI
An independent group of Cold Case investigators showed up on Wednesday to identify the man they believed was the zodiac killer, but San Francisco police and the FBI say the case is still open.
Case Breakers, a team of 40 former law enforcement investigators, said they identified the man they believe to be the zodiac killer using physical and forensic evidence and information from eyewitnesses, according to A press release. He is said to have died in 2018.
The zodiac killer is believed to be responsible for at least five murders in northern California in 1968 and 1969. Case Breakers said he also killed an 18-year-old woman in Riverside in 1966, and much of their affair depends on this statement.
Among the clues, they said, was an image of the man with the same distinctive scars on his forehead as the sketches of the zodiac killer’s witnesses.
In response to the new allegations, the San Francisco Police Department confirmed to CNN that it was still an open investigation.
“We are unable to speak to potential suspects as this is still an open investigation,” the SFPD said in a statement.
The FBI, which supported local law enforcement in the investigation, also did not acknowledge the allegations.
“The Zodiac Killer case remains open. We have no new information to share at this time, ”the FBI said in a statement to CNN.
Riverside Police Public Information Officer Ryan Railsback said the Zodiac Killer was certainly not the person responsible for Cheri Jo Bates’ death in 1966.
The only connection between Bates’ murder and the Zodiac Killer was a handwritten letter received by mail claiming responsibility, Railsback said.
The zodiac killer, who was never caught, gained notoriety by writing letters to police and local media bragging about the murders until 1974. Claiming to have killed up to 37 people, he also wrote letters in code and included pieces of bloody clothing. as proof of the acts.
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