Who Was the Zodiac Killer? The Zodiac killings of the late 60s were some of the most horrific criminal acts in American history. Only five of the horrific murders were directly linked to him, but the Zodiac claimed the murders of 37 people. The first two victims were the teenage couple, Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday, on their first date. Betty Lou was found dead from five gunshot wounds in her back and David Faraday suffered a gunshot directly to his he head.
The Zodiac killer better known as a serial killer who did most of his killing in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The “Zodiac killers” identity remains unknown. His name originated as the "Zodiac" in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press. These letters included four cryptograms. Of the four cryptograms sent, only one has been definitively solved.
He was stationed at Camp Pendleton near San Diego. Urdiales first victim was Robbin Brantley who he killed on the night of January 18, 1984 Robbin was walking to her car after a school concert. Urdiales could have chosen anyone but he picked Brantley and approached her from behind and began stabbing her. An autopsy... ... middle of paper ... ...en charged with the murders of Robbin Brandley, Julie McGhee, Mary Ann Wells, Tammie Erwin, and Denise Maney. Andrew Urdiales killed eight women in a span of eight years.
November 7, 2017 REEDLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Jonathan S. Gurrola Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRIM-1) Zodiac Killer Gurrola 1 In the San Francisco Bay Area, many mysterious murders occurred which frightened many people. In the late 1960’s, the Zodiac Killer, was responsible for the victims who were murdered in his attacks. The notorious serial killer was never brought to justice, and his identity is still a mystery. The Zodiac Killer would make threats by phone calls and letters to frighten the community in Northern California. This unknown killer sent coded messages to newspapers in the Bay Area which were later on decoded and explained his motives.
Jack the Ripper is simply a lone assassin who “officially” killed four prostitutes and got away without ever being caught and convicted of his crimes. Many people ask, why is Jack so famous? and the reason behind that is the Press would often lie about the murders. During the time of these murders Press had little to no information so in order to make a story they often created false leads and exaggerated details which often threw off police for they would sometimes follow these false leads.. It is also said that some journalists wrote fake letters to the Police giving them false leads to follow.
The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer from the late 60’s and early 70’s. The zodiac killer identification was never known. The Zodiac Killer was most famous for killing couples in their car at night. He started his killing spree on October 30, 1966 in San Francisco with his first victim, eighteen-year-old Cheri Jo Bates. Cheri’s throat was cut so deep it almost decapitated her.
Robert Lee Yates is an American serial killer and he is from Spokane, Washington. He is also known as the Spokane serial killer. He was born May 27th, 1952. Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women who were prostitutes working on Spokane’s skid row. After being convicted, Yates additionally admitted to two homicides that he did commit in Walla Walla, Washington in 1975 and a 1988 homicide that he committed in Skagit County, Washington.
The seven murders consisted of David Faraday, Betty Jensen, Michael Mageau, Darlene Ferrin, Bryan Hartnell, Cecelia Shepard, and Paul Stine. The Zodiac struck first when he committed the murders at Lake Herman Road Attack it was the shooting of Betty Lou Jenson who was 16 and David Arthur Faraday who was 17 both in high school. The date of the first murders was December 20, 1968 along Lake Herman Road in the city of Benicia, California. Around 10:15p.m., David Faraday parked his mother's rambler off the road in Lover’s Lane which is a turnout off the side of the road. A little after 11:00p.m., their bodies were found by a nearby resident, Stella Borges, no leads were found when the Solano County Sheriff's Department looked into the case.
In 1993, James Swann Jr., attempted to kill 14 people, and murdered 4 on Washington, D.C. On February 23, 1993, James Swann began his attacks on Washington, D.C area. His first attack occurred on Holmead Place NW. He stuck his 20 gauge shotgun out of the driver side window and started to shoot at a woman walking home. She escaped without being shot. The same night about 15 minutes later on 1400 block of Oak Street NW, a 22 year old man was shot in the face and was partially blinded.
Jones and Nordstrom waited only two weeks to kill again. June 13, 1996 was a scary night for four individuals at the Fire Fighters Union Hall, which is also located in Tucson. Carol Noel, one of four victims that night, was not only shot twice, b... ... middle of paper ... ...orks Cited 1. Halperin, Rick. "Death Penalty News: Arizona executes Robert Jones Jr.." The Associated Press, 2013.