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Poll Wants to Know: Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac Killer?

It's the final question on a survey from Public Policy Polling

(Newser) - A sampling of tweets sent within minutes of each other on Thursday: "I'm confused and I'm just trying to get to the bottom of this. Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac killer? Or is he not?" and "Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac killer? I haven't seen... More »

Zodiac Killer Married 13-Year-Old, Book Claims

The late Earl Van Best Jr. was behind the killings, claims his son

(Newser) - The late Earl Van Best Jr. was the Zodiac Killer, at least according to his own son. HarperCollins yesterday released a book by Gary L. Stewart that got a quick avalanche of press, due in part to the fact that the publisher managed to keep the lid on the book... More »

Man Claims Dad Was Zodiac Killer in New Book

Gary L. Stewart says he came to conclusion while searching for biological father

(Newser) - It's an explosive claim shrouded in an unbelievable amount of secrecy. Gary L. Stewart alleges that a dozen years of research have led him to the conclusion that his father was the Zodiac Killer—and HarperCollins is publishing a book to that end today. New York broke the news... More »

Zodiac Killer Living in California: Book

Former state cop says evidence was ignored

(Newser) - The Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area is still living in northern California, says a new book by a former state police officer. The Zodiac is blamed for at least five slayings beginning in 1968. No one was arrested for the murders, and police stopped hunting for... More »

Cop: I've Deciphered a Zodiac Killer Message

But Lt. John Lewison has yet to share his solution

(Newser) - A Chicago cop says he has managed to decipher one of the coded messages that have long frustrated investigators—one left by the Zodiac killer. Lt. John Lewison has been something of a Zodiac hobbyist ever since the “BTK Killer” was caught in 2005 using clues from the taunting... More »

'Zodiac Killer Was Merchant Seaman'

Man confessed to string of murders, attorney reveals

(Newser) - A new suspect has emerged in the long-unsolved Zodiac Killer case, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. A "cowardly" merchant seaman paid $50 for an hour-long consultation with an attorney 30 years ago, and revealed that he killed five people beginning in 1968, and was considering confessing to police, said... More »

Dad Wasn't Zodiac Killer, Says Other Daughter

(Newser) - The half-sister of the California woman who asserted Wednesday that their father was the dreaded Zodiac killer of the 1960s isn’t having any of it, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Janice Hendrickson’s father “couldn’t hurt a fly,” she said today. “He did have a... More »

'My Dad Was the Zodiac Killer'

Californian claims to offer proof that her father was '60s serial killer

(Newser) - A Californian real estate agent came forward yesterday claiming to offer proof that her late father was the serial Zodiac Killer who terrorized the Bay Area in the '60s, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Her carpenter dad took her along to murder sites where the 7-year-old sat in the car... More »

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