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 Zodiac Killer FBI Files

ZODIAC KILLER FBI FILES

1115 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and archived on CD-ROM covering the Zodiac Killer case. In the late 1960's a serial killer, who referred to himself as "Zodiac," claimed to have killed 37 people in the San Francisco Bay area. Law enforcement attribute six murders and two attempted murders to Zodiac. Most of the crimes were against couples in "lovers' lanes." Zodiac sent letters that included coded messages to local police departments and newspapers. One letter contained squares of blood stained cloth, cut from a victim's shirt. Zodiac has never been officially identified.

Files show there was a delay of over a year in getting a search warrant for the prime suspect's home. Authorities considered Arthur Leigh Allen the prime suspect. He was first interviewed by investigators on August 4th, 1971. Police first searched Allen's Santa Rosa trailer home in September 1972. Police in Vallejo California searched his apartment in 1991. Allen died in 1992.

The Zodiac investigation was disrupted in 1978, when San Francisco homicide detective Dave Toschi, the case's lead investigator, made three fake fan mail letters praising himself and sent them to San Francisco Chronicle columnist Armistead Maupin. This lead to belief that Toschi may have faked a 1978 letter from Zodiac
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