Throughout the early 1960s and 1970s, the Zodiac Killer, one of history’s most famous unidentified serial murderers, terrorized America in a spree of heinous attacks, sending taunting letters and codes filled with bizarre and ancient symbols. This code has baffled some of the greatest minds in cryptology for over 50 years. HISTORY’s new nonfiction limited series, “The Hunt For The Zodiac Killer” opens up a new investigation into the mystery of this twisted serial assassin. Leading the investigation are retired LAPD homicide detective, Sal LaBarbera, who is one of the most decorated homicide detectives in the country and world renown cold case detective and Marine Corps Veteran Ken Mains.
In the premiere of a chronicle of the hunt for California's Zodiac Killer, who murdered at least five people in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early '70s, a prime suspect with code training emerges. Behind the scene photos here.
The hunt uncovers clues that the Zodiac Killer may have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, as the team's supercomputer identifies strange symbols in the killer's code that would have been known to only a few when it was written. Behind the Scenes Photos HERE
A mysterious new cipher related to the Zodiac Killer is discovered, while the team's supercomputer uncovers a strange lunar pattern linking the murders. Also: A taunting riddle by the killer may lead to a body; and a second prime suspect emerges. Behind the Scenes Photos Here.
The hunt goes into high gear as the FBI releases secret files; and a handwriting analyst connects the Zodiac Killer's letters to a taunting correspondence mailed 3000 miles away in Albany, N.Y. Behind the Scene Photos Here.
Sal and Ken investigate the epicenter of the murders. A team member solves the Zodiac's infamous Z340 code, which has eluded codebreakers for 50 years. Behind the Scene Photos Here.
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