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Amateur Codebreakers Just Solved a 50-Year-Old Zodiac Killer Mystery

The hidden message of the Z 340 cipher had remained a mystery since the killer sent it in 1969.

Let's Crack Zodiac - Episode 1 - Graysmith

From 1968 to 1974, Northern California was terrorized by a mysterious killer who taunted the police and forced the press to publish his coded messages.

It's a disturbing case that was documented in David Fincher's 2007 film Zodiac. But without a real resolution to the mystery, there's no telling how much the movie left out.

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Happy International Podcast Day: What's Your Favorite Murder?

Vote for the best episode of a true crime podcast!

Back in the dark ages (before 2004), you had to go to a coffee shop or use public transportation in order to eavesdrop on strangers' conversations.

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