The late 60s San Francisco area Zodiac Killer, who was never caught or identified officially in the 40 years since, has now been identified by a book author to be a 91-year-old man living in Northern California.
Retired California Highway Patrolman Lyndon Lafferty authored the book called, “The Zodiac Killer Cover Up,” which he claims the identity of the man responsible for the unsolved cases, and that he is being protected by high-powered officials as he lives freely in Solano County, California.
He claims during his investigations when it came to the alleged suspect, he and others were stymied by “power brokers” in Solano County.
The murdered victims were found in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969.
Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted.
The killer originated the name “Zodiac” in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press.
These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers), but of the four cryptograms sent, only one has been definitively solved.
In some letters to the media, the Zodiac killer claims to have killed as many as 37 people. In one letter to San Fransico Chronicle he wrote, “The police shall never catch me, because I have been too clever for them.”
Lafferty claims that the true identity of the killer has been known since March 15th 1971, but has been covered up and that his motive for the killing was adultery.
Lafferty says that the Zodiac started his killing spree after his wife had an affair with a Solano County Superior Court Judge, according to the Daily Republic.