Friday, April 29, 2011


Well it is the end of the A-Z challenge. Congrats to all of you that managed to complete it. I thought a good way to end this challenge was with another serial killer.
The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970's. . He coined the name "Zodiac" in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press.

These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers), three of which have yet to be solved. The Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. In April 2004, the San Francisco Police Department marked the case "inactive", yet re-opened the case at some point prior to March 2007.Although the Zodiac claimed 37 murders in letters to the newspapers, investigators agree on only seven confirmed victims, two that survived.Numerous suspects have been named by law enforcement and amateur investigators but no conclusive evidence has
Surfaced, or has it? Watch this:

Here is a good movie that I recommend 
Another one?
Who was the Zodiac killer, who was Jack the Ripper? Why is it they were never caught and why is it these serial killers continue to fascinate our imaginations?

Thank you for spending time with me during this A-Z challenge. I hope to be seeing you again real soon. What will I be writing about next? Wait and see, I think you will like it.

9 comments: said...

My mom actually went to high school with the Zodiac's first victim. Unfortunately, my mom's classmate didn't survive.

I'm glad that my mom lived to tell me what she remembers of the Zodiac Killer's presence in Vallejo and SF newspapers.

Desiree said...

Well done, Siv on successfully and inventively completing this challenge! Bet you're breathing a sigh of relief...

Bob Scotney said...

Thanks Siv for entertaining us all the way through A-Z. Special thsnks for refreshing my memory on Norse gods.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge :)

This is such an interesting post. I wish they could catch these people. It's quite scary when you really think about.

Kitty Kay said...

There is a story in my family that my uncle who was a cop in CA at the time said was true that my dad was stalked by the zodiac. A letter supposedly surfaced at the police station completely describing the taco shop he worked at and what he and the other worker looked like. This was right next door to the cabdrivers brothers gas station. They really think it was just a way to let the brother know I know where you are after he dared the zodiac to come get him after he killed his brother.
As for never being caught we probably will never know who the real killer was.

Jennee said...

Great job on the challenge! I'm glad I found you! The Zodiac Killer was before my time but fascinating post!

Laura Eno said...

I lived in California during that time. Scary stuff!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats on finishing with an interesting post! I still have to write my final.... Sometime later tonight or tomorrow.

I still don't know what yet

N. R. Williams said...

These killers are scary. I love movies featuring this issue but usually not if it is about the real killer. I hate horror movies, too scary.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.