Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Zodiac Killer slays two

On July 4, 1969, the Zodiac Killer claimed two more victims: Michael Renault Mageau, 19, and Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, 22. The pair was shot in the parking lot of Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo, Calif. Mageau survived, Ferrin did not.

Author claims his father was Zodiac Ziller

A new book claims after years of researching the California Zodiac Killer case author Gary L. Stewart discovered the identity of the killer… and it’s his father. The book is called The Most Dangerous Animal of All published by HarperCollins and it tells the story of how Stewart, a vice-president at a cleaning company in Florida, came to believe [...]

Christmas card from the Zodiac Killer

On December 27, 1969, personal injury lawyer Melvin Belli got a Christmas card from the Zodiac Killer. It contained a bloody piece of the shirt of murdered cab driver Paul Stine, and was deemed by authorities to be authentic. Read the letter in its entirety. The puzzling case of the Zodiac remains unsolved.

Today in Crime History: Zodiac Kills Two Teens on a Date

On December 20, 1968, the Zodiac killer claimed his first confirmed victims, David Arthur Faraday, 17, and Betty Lou Jensen, 16, who were shot dead while out on a date in Benicia, Calif. Though Zodiac claimed responsibility for 37 murders in his taunting letters to police, Faraday and Jensen are two of only seven victims authorities agree are the Zodiac’s work.

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