Several unsolved murders which are sensational, caused many controversies and speculations and remain mystery to this date.
There are many unsolved murder in the world. The cases that are presented here are the most sensational cases that the writer ever knows. These cases, which remain mystery to this date, have been the inspiration of many books, movies and even other copycat murders. Here is the list.
The Zodiac Killer
This serial killer named himself Zodiac. He claimed to have murdered 37 peoples, but only 7 are confirmed by the authority. What make this killer sensational? Fist: the fact that his identity is never revealed to this date. Secondly his actions of making contact with the police and the media using letters written in cryptogram, 3 of which are never successfully decipher until today. Third: his infamous threats to do a mass killing, the threats which were never realized, but nonetheless had caused hysteria and make him even more famous. Fourth: the emergence of many false claim of the Zodiac, including a sensational claim made by a man from Sacramento accusing his stepfather to be the Zodiac. Lastly: the latest DNA test result that cannot confirm the police’s main suspect as the Zodiac.
The first confirmed killing was occurred in 1968. The victims were David Arthur Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen. Both were shot on Lake Herman Road, Benicia. The second murder took place on 4th July 1969 at Blue Rock Springs, Vallejo when 2 victims, Michael Mageau and Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin were shot. Mageau survived. The third murder occurred in Lake Berrynessa, Napa County. Bryan Calvin Hartnell and Cecilia Ann Shepard were stabbed to death. The latest confirmed victim was Paul Lee Stine who was shot and killed in Presidio Heights, San Francisco on 11 October 1969.
There are others that were suspected to be the victims of the Zodiac. The first unconfirmed murder occurred as early as 1963. The Zodiac was also suspected of abducting Kathleen Johns in 1970, but this suspicion was never confirmed by the police.
In 1969 The Zodiac started to write letters in symbol to the media. In several of his letters which had been deciphering, the Zodiac admitted the killing and claim that he had murdered others. In his letter, Zodiac challenged the police that should the police was able to decode his letter; they will find the Zodiac true identity. However, no name appears in the letters. To authenticate his claim the Zodiac included details in his letter which are unknown to the media. The final letters come in 1974. Afterward, several letters were received by the media which suspected to be written by the Zodiac but never confirmed.