Zodiac Killer Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, northern California has been terrorized by the notorious “Zodiac Killer”. “I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest because mn is the most dangerous animal of them all,’ said the Zodiac Killer. The cold hard truth is that the identity of the Zodiac Killer remains a mystery to this day. To be the Zodiac Killer, this person had to be clever with his word. Everything he says is a puzzle on its own. Ciphers and an array of symbols hide his identity from the public. The main suspects were Lawrence Kane, Arthur Lee Allen, and Rick Marshall. Lawrence Kane was a prime suspect due to his nature of fitting as the descriptions of the Zodiac Killer. His height and weight resembled the Zodiac Killer very well, unlike the other suspects. Arthur Lee Allen was seen as the killer mainly because of odd nature of a person. He always seemed like he was near the killings when they occurred. He was also known to where a Zodiac watch and made many references to making bombs. The last suspect was Rick Marshall. He owned a typewriter like the Zodiac killer and he just so happened to live near one of the killings. These were the prime suspects for the …show more content…
July 4th, 1969, around 12 am, Mike Mageau, and Darlene Ferrin, and are approached with a flashlight. Ferrin and Mageau were inside a parked car at Blue Rock Springs Park, when a someone parked a car right behind them, blocking them from leaving the driveway, A man came out of the car with a flashlight, blinding the victims. The Zodiac Killer then took five shots into the car before fleeing the scene. Shortly after leaving the scene, Mageau began screaming, thus leading to the Zodiac Killer to come back. The killer took four more shots at Mageau before leaving. Ferrin died on the way to the hospital, but mageau miraculously survived the
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The serial killer i got was known as the "killer clown" he was a rapist who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men. His name is John Wayne Gacy he was born on March 17, 1942 in Chicago,IL. His parents were Marion Elaine Robinson and John Stanley Gacy he had two children and their name are Michael Gacy and Christine Gacy. John Gacy died on May 10, 1994 he had the order of the Stateville execution chamber to receive a lethal injection. Before they escorted him he had his last meal with his family. John worked as a fast-food chain manager. He was very well liked in his community. He was a clown performer at children's birthday parties and his charity
I would like to try and discuss theories and ideas about the Zodiac Killer (1966-1978, 1966 is when the killings started and his letters sent, 1978 was when his letters stopped but the killings unsure about if they stopped). What I have found out is that he killed about 37 or 40 people (he claims to have killed). The Zodiac sent letters to the chief of the SFPD or the News, threatening to kill someone or many people. The Zodiac wrote on some of his letters of how he killed some of his past victims, it explained what he used to kill his victims, to how he used his tools. Some of the letters the Zodiac sent were in ciphers or encrypted; one letter was thought to uncover the name of the Zodiac, but the letter was never cracked. Moving to his victims.
Now this man killed allot of people so this paragraph isn’t for the faint of heart. The first victim will be Paul Lee Stein. He worked as a cab driver in the late 1960s 1968 to be exact. The zodiac hopped in the car of steins cab… A normal customer is all steins must have thought but boy was he wrong…. He asked to get taken across town. About a block before arrival he shot stein in the head with a 9mm. pistol. After he took his wallet keys and a piece of his shirt for proof. Now onto Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin the next victim on the list. She sat in her car with her boyfriend who survived the attack… he must have been devastated by the fact that he couldn’t help what is possibly the love of his life…. When the zodiacs car parked behind them. He got out and shot both multiple times with a 9mm. luger pistol. Later, Ferrin, had a medical professional pronounce her dead. The final victim will be Cecelia Ann Shepard. The zodiac pulled up his car by a couple having a picnic he then said he had just escaped from prison he held tied them up while holding a 45. He stabbed both of them but only Shepard died. As it can see he could be known as a very evil man and killed at weird times as the saying goes expect it when it’s least expect
...se events formed two rectangles held together by a solid line. This symbol, whose origin is the same as the Zodiac symbol used by the murderer, symbolizes the afterlife, and is placed on graves to hurry the souls to the afterlife. With Zodiac’s obsession with the afterlife, and the need for slaves in the thereafter, it is hypothesized that he is responsible for close to 100 murders across the area. The most resent developments to the Zodiac case have taken place on the East Coast. In 1998, a string of murders occurred in the New York metro area by someone claiming to be the Zodiac. Though police have assumed that this is a copycat case, it has not been ruled out that the Zodiac may once again be on the move.
The mysterious person did not have a real name because no one was able to identify him. The murder gave his a name which was the Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac Killer was responsible for five murders in California during the late 1960s. The Zodiac Killers first two murders was on December of 1968 in Benicia, California. David Farraday, who was 17, and Betty Lou Jensen, who was 16, were the first two of a series of murders by the Zodiac Killer. The two of them were inside a parked, when the Zodiac Killer came up behind them and shot them. A similar case happened to the next victim of the mysterious killer. The following year, on July 4, 1969, another couple were shot dead in their car, in Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo, California. 22 year old Darlene Ferrin was shot dead, but Michael Mageau, who was 19 years old survived the shots. The strange thing after these murders is that the police received a phone call from an unidentified person that confessed to murdering those people. The next killings occurred two months later, on September 27, 1969. Two couples were also in a parked car in Lake Berryessa in Napa County. Cecelia Shepard and Brian Hartnell were shot at by the killer, but Brian Hartnell, who was 20 years old survived the mu...
My essay is going to be about the unsolved murders of the Zodiac Killer. The Zodiac killer was never discovered and remains unknown to this day. Between 1968 to 1969 he went on to kill 5 people that the police knew about, but claims to have killed up to 37 people in total. But some say it’s just the rambling of a sick man who just craves for attention. On the other hand, they might be people he never spoke about or who has never been investigated. It’s really a question of if he really did kill that many people or was he just making things up. He was really known for sending threats and codes along with letters to newspapers from 1969-1974 to get his message out to the world before disappearing forever. Most of the Zodiacs murders took place
In California, December 20, 1968, Zodiac attacked Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday. This was his first significant criminal act. In a matter of 2 or 3 minutes, the attack was finished and he drove casually away from the scene. He showed no signs of remorse and seemed very calm about all of his actions. After the attack of these two people-murdering the female-Zodiac would have read about his actions in local newspapers, listened to it on a radio report, or watched it on a local news report on the tv. Seven months later he attacked Darlene Ferrin and Micheal Mageau on July 4, 1969, killing the woman of course. Afterward he phoned the Vallejo Police departement to brag about what he did. He also wrote to three newspapers to brag.
“This is the Zodiac speaking” he said in the beginning of one of the four letters he sent to the press. He is believed to have killed at least five people. “He taunted police and made threats through letters sent to area newspapers from 1969 to 1974, before abruptly ceasing communication,”(Zodiac 1). No one has ever been arrested for the murders, but many people have been suspected.
A killer is not born. A killer is made. However, we are all born with the potential to kill, and any one of us can be made into a killer. It might take a lot to drive us to murder, but some people are simply more susceptible to the idea than others. People tend to believe that serial killers are mentally ill individuals, however, more often than not, they are rational beings who have suffered tremendously. Often, we cannot tell who is a serial killer. It could be the person standing next to you, and you would not have the slightest indication. Serial killers are shaped by isolation from their peers, neglect from loved ones or caregivers, and copious amounts of physical and psychological abuse as children.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a string of mysterious murders shook the area of northern California and baffled both local and federal law enforcement for ensuing decades. The killings were carried out by an individual who began calling himself the “Zodiac” in a taunting letter to law enforcement after one of his killings. To this day, the case of the Zodiac is still unsolved and many are still attempting to figure out who the infamous perpetrator was.
Ted Bundy is one of the most infamous, sadistic serial killers known to man. During his tenure as a killer, Bundy confessed to the murders of 30 women, though the official number of kills is unknown to this day. Bundy’s sadistic habits began at an early age due to his rough upbringing and abusive parents. His tactical methods of killing left miniscule amounts of evidence, which remained undetectable by the “still rudimentary forensics techniques of the 1970s” (Crime Museum). Bundy also managed to uphold an impressive “clean-cut appearance” and portrayed characteristics of an “upstanding character” (Crime Museum). Ted Bundy, through the course of a troubled childhood and keen wit, managed to successfully become known as one of the most infamous
The crime spree murders of the Zodiac killer is one of the greatest unsolved murdered cases of all time. The Zodiac’s murders took place from later 1960s, through to about 1972. Most of The Zodiac’s murders took place in Northern California. Some main areas where murders took place are Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco, California. Two out of the four men that were attacked lived and three women out of the three were killed. The ages of the victims goes from 16 up to about 29 years of age. The Zodiac claimed he murdered 37 people in the letters he sent to the local newspaper.
Primarily in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, the Northern California region was terrorized by an unknown serial killer, who went simply as the Zodiac Killer. Zodiac was directly linked to 5 murders, but is believed to have been connected to many more; at one time this individual claimed to have taken the lives of 37 victims. Before the first letter was sent in 1969, the first two murders were just killings by an unknown man due to a claim on the deaths, this is meaning that someone did claim responsibility for the two murders in the end of 1968 and the middle of 1969, but it was never pieced together until then. August 1, 1969, the first letter was received, the Zodiac Killer would sent taunting letters to the police about how they have