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To most, the word “Zodiac” conjures up images of astrological symbols and the positions of stars. Corey Starliper, a Tewksbury native and hobby code-cracker, thinks of a serial killer of the same name.
Originally posted by AQuestion
reply to post by brill
My problem with the proposed answer is that Arthur Leigh Allen was absolutely not the zodiac killer and his DNA proved it wasn't him. Arthur Leigh Allen was not a nice person by any standard; but, he also was not the Zodiac killer. If the investigators verify the code and if it does indeed refer to Mr. Allen then that would raise separate questions as it would indicate that Zodiac was attempting to blame Mr. Allen and knew that he was a suspect. Few people knew that Mr. Allen was a suspect when the 340 cypher was sent.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
I know the T and C doesnt like promotion of other websites, however I hope they overlook this one.
Originally posted by J.Son79
I don't know, I still to this day believe there was no Zodiac Killer and the police dept blamed common crimes on a made up figure so they would get funded. This was a bad time for San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The race riots, police corruption, etc. The dept was probably going to be cut off from funding so they created a serial killer to scare the populace. It has been done before.
In 2002, SFPD developed a partial DNA profile from the saliva on stamps and envelopes of Zodiac's letters. SFPD compared this partial DNA to the DNA of Vallejo Police Department's lead suspect, Arthur Leigh Allen. A DNA comparison was also made with Don Cheney's DNA, who was Allen's former close friend and the first person to suggest Allen may be the Zodiac Killer. Since neither test result indicated a match, Allen and Cheney were excluded as the contributors of the DNA, though it cannot be stated definitively that it is DNA from the Zodiac on the envelopes.Additionally in 2002, a partial palm print (called "Writer's Palm") was lifted from "The Exorcist" letter and then compared to a palm print of Allen's. Again, test results showed the palm prints did not match. Even though DNA samples taken from the letters sent by the Zodiac ruled out Allen as the person who handled them, neither the Vallejo nor the San Francisco Police Departments have ruled out Allen as a suspect.