This is coolbert:
This item catches my attention immediately:
From the Chicago Tribune:
Across the Nation:
"Writer claims to have killed soldier"
"Fayetteville, N.C. - - A pregnant soldier [Spec. Megan Touma, 23 a soldier at Ft. Bragg] lay in dead in the bathtub. Reportedly scrawled on the motel-room mirror in lipstick was a cross hair design - - the same symbol contained in a letter that arrived a the local newspaper four days later."
"'The following is to inform that I am responsible for the dead body.' The typewritten letter read."
"At the bottom was the same drawing used a generation ago by San Francisco's Zodiac Killer."
Almost four decades later, the Zodiac Killer has returned??!! And - - in of all places - - Fayetteville, NC.??!!
The Zodiac Killer, one of the most notorious serial killers of them all, has made a reappearance? Is again on the rampage? Surely we hope NOT!!
"The Zodiac Killer is a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s. His identity remains unknown. The Zodiac coined his name in a series of taunting letters he sent to the press. His letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers), three of which have yet to be solved."
Having terrorized the San Francisco [SF] bay area in the late 1960's, Zodiac for some unknown reason disappeared and has been presumed long gone. This latest killing may just be a copycat murder by another cold-blooded, murdering individual who has seen the recent movie about Zodiac?
Or is it Zodiac in the flesh and blood again??!!
Some investigators have long suspected that Zodiac was a military man, specifically a U.S. Navy SEAL!! A trained killer who grow restless from shooting at paper targets or practicing breaking the necks of opponents during combative training. Desired to go actual "meat-hunting" for live, warm-blooded HUMAN prey, and DID SO!!
A serial killer who was never caught, even though his appearance is known [there were survivors who described him in detail to law enforcement]! Famous for doing the "Jack the Ripper" thing, sending taunting letters to the media and public!!
Letters encrypted with a cipher of the Zodiac's own devising. Zodiac was adept in the use of ciphers and cryptography, EVEN TO THE EXTENT OF INTRODUCING DELIBERATE ERROR INTO THE "SECURE" MESSAGES SO THAT THE CRYPTOGRAMS COULD BE READ!!!
KNOWING CRYPTO WOULD HAVE BEEN A NATURAL FOR A MILITARY MAN WHOSE BACKGROUND WAS IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS??!!
[some of the Zodiac's secret messages in crypto have NEVER been read, even by the experts!!]
That the Zodiac for some unexplained reason ended his killing spree can be seen as an indication of a military PCS [permanent change of station]!! Some investigators have concluded this is so!? Does make a degree of sense!
It has long been theorized that Zodiac is Theodore "Ted" Kaczynski. The notorious Unabomber who is known to have resided n the SF bay area while Zodiac was doing his dirty deeds. Ted was a mathematician who ALSO has employed a cipher of HIS own devising to secure his secret journal.
Fayetteville is of course right next to Ft. Bragg. Where the U.S. Army special warfare school [JFKSWCS] is located. Zodiac is a retired military special operations veteran who has settled in the Fayetteville area "to be around friends" and has decided to resume his "career"??!!
A copycat!? Perhaps so. But I bet a lot of law enforcement types are worried about this one!! It would not be without precedent for a serial killer to begin killing again after such a long hiatus. In particular I am thinking of the Wichita BTK [Bind-Torture-Kill] killer!