Zodiac Killer Biography
The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer active from the late 1960s to the early 70s in Northern California, USA. The name ‘Zodiac’ originated from a number of letters written by the killer to the local press. These letters were signed under the code name. Some of his letters were written in a cipher, of which only one has been deciphered till date. He claims to have murdered 37 people of which five are confirmed to have been killed while two were injured. The fate of the other victims claimed by him is not known but there is a chance that he may have killed 20 to 28 people. He taunted the police for not being able to catch him despite his coded letters and warnings about his next move. He was active from 1968 to 1974 and then abruptly ceased all communication. His file was closed in April 2004, but it was reopened in March 2007 by the California Department of Justice. The law enforcement agencies were able to generate a sketch of the Zodiac Killer from descriptions given by some of his victims who survived. However, they have not been successful in tracking him down. Numerous books and movies have been made about the Zodiac killer. No conclusive evidence has been found regarding his identity, and the case remains open in the city of Riverside and Napa County.