Zodiac Killer Letters

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Here are letters from the Zodiac.  Aside from the Dear Melvin letter, it isn’t completely clear which are actually from the killer or from copycats.  I’ve also attached the FBI Zodiac case files below just in case you’d like to dive in and actually look at some of the original documents pertaining to the case yourself.  

11/29/66 Confession (Disputed)

Zodiac-confession (possible confession disputed)

12/1966 – Poem carved into a desk at Riverside City College Library (Unknown)

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03/30/1967 Unknown

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07/31/69 San Francisco Chronical letter

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07/31/69 Vallejo Times-Herald letter

Dear Editor

I am the killer of the 2 teen-agers last Christmass at Lake Herman and the Girl last 4th of July. To Prove this I shall state some facts which only I + the police know Christmass

1 Brand name of ammo Super X

2 10 Shots fired

3 Boy was on back feet to car

4 Girl was lyeing on right side feet to west

4th of July

1 Girl was wearing patterned Pants

2 Boy was also shot in knee

3 Brand name of ammo was Western

Here is a cyipher or that is part of one. the other 2 parts have been mailed to the S.F.Examiner + the S.F. Chronicle I want you to print this cipher on your frunt page by Fry Afternoon Aug 1-69, If you do not do this I will go on a kill

ram page Fry night that will last the whole week end.  I will cruse around and pick of all stray people or coupples that are alone then move on to kill some more untill I have killed over a dozen people.Zodiac Killer symbol.svg

San Francisco Examiner letter

Same as above

Cipher

Zod-Vallejo

Cipher Translation

I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN IT IS MORE FUN THAN KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FORREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST DANGEROUE ANAMAL OF ALL TO KILL SOMETHING GIVES ME THE MOST THRILLING EXPERENCE IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN GETTING YOUR ROCKS OFF WITH A GIRL THE BEST PART OF IT IS THAE WHEN I DIE I WILL BE REBORN IN PARADICE AND ALL THEI HAVE KILLED WILL BECOME MY SLAVES I WILL NOT GIVE YOU MY NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL TRY TO SLOI DOWN OR ATOP MY COLLECTIOG OF SLAVES FOR MY AFTERLIFE. EBEORIETEMETHHPITI 

08/04/69 San Francisco Examiner

Examiner-letter

Exam-2

Exam-3

 

Dear Editor

This is the Zodiac speaking.

In answer to your asking for more details about the good times I have had in Vallejo, I shall be very happy to supply even more material. By the way, are the police haveing a good time with the code? If not, tell them to cheer up; when they do crack it they will have me.

On the 4th of July:

I did not open the car door, The window was rolled down all ready. The boy was origionaly sitting in the front seat when I began fireing. When I fired the first shot at his head, he leaped backwards at the same time thus spoiling my aim. He ended up on the back seat then the floor in back thashing out very violently with his legs; thats how I shot him in the knee. I did not leave the cene of the killing with squealling tires + raceing engine as described in the Vallejo paper,. I drove away quite slowly so as not to draw attention to my car. The man who told the police that my car was brown was a negro about 40-45 rather shabbly dressed. I was at this phone booth haveing some fun with the Vallejo cops when he was walking by. When I hung the phone up the dam X@ thing began to ring & that drew his attention to me + my car.

Last Christmass

In that epasode the police were wondering as to how I could shoot + hit my victoms in the dark. They did not openly state this, but implied this by saying it was a well lit night + I could see the silowets on the horizon. Bullshit that area is srounded by high hills + trees. What I did was tape a small pencel flash light to the barrel of my gun. If you notice, in the center of the beam of light if you aim it at a wall or celling you will see a black or darck spot in the center of the circle of light about 3 to 6 inches across. When taped to a gun barrel, the bullet will strike exactly in the center of the black dot in the light. All I had to do was spray them as if it was a water hose; there was no need to use the gun sights. I was not happy to see that I did not get front page coverage.
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NO ADDRESS

Car Door, Lake Berryessa crime scene

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11/08/69 Dripping Pen letter

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11/09/69 Death Machine letter SFC

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12/20/69 Dear Melvin letter

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04/20/1970 SFC

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04/28/1970 Dragon SFC

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06/26/70 School Bus letter SFC

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07/24/70 Unhappy letter SFC

Zodiac-SFC-July

07/26/70 SFC letter

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11_abcde_-_San_Francisco_Chronicle_Little_List_letter_July_26_1970_page_4 (4)11_abcdef_-_San_Francisco_Chronicle_Little_List_letter_July_26_1970_page_5 (5)

10/05/70 Postcard SFC

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10/27/70 Slaves letter SFC

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11/13/71 LA Times

Zodiac-LAT

03/22/71 Sierra Club postcards

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01/29/74 The Exorcist letter SFC

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02/14/18 SLAY letter SFC

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16_a_-_San_Francisco_Chronicle_SLA_letter_received_February_14_1974

05/08/74 Badlands SFC

17_-_San_Francisco_Chronicle_Badlands_card_envelope_May_8_197417_a_-_San_Francisco_Chronicle_Badlands_card_May_8_1974

07/08/74 Count Marco Red Phantom letter SFC

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The FBI Case Files

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