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Anthrax to Zodiac

Jul 13, 2024

In Chapter 22 of Anthrax to Zodiac, we take a deep dive into the massive investigation that followed the discovery of Elizabeth Short's bisected corpse. Read how the case was investigated in a quagmire of graft and public corruption by a police department and prosecutor’s office reeling from scandals and revelations...


Jul 6, 2024

On January 15, 1947, a body was discovered in a vacant lot in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The corpse had been cut in two at the waist, eviscerated, and drained of blood. The woman’s face had been mutilated, and her neck and wrists were marred by ligature marks. 

After the FBI identified the victim as...


Jun 29, 2024

In the last part of Chapter 18, we’ll explore some of the Zodiac’s most intriguing communications, and learn about the amazing amateur cryptographers who finally decoded the enigmatic 340 cipher over 50 years after the Zodiac sent it to the media.

In Chapter 19, we’ll examine the main suspects. Was the Zodiac...


Jun 22, 2024

In the final part of Chapter 17, we’ll examine the murder of the Zodiac’s final victim, taxi driver Paul Stine. Stine was a doctoral candidate at San Francisco State driving a hack to make ends meet until his graduation, scheduled for the following January. And learn about how police came within a hair's breadth of...


Jun 15, 2024

This post contains more of Chapter 17 of Anthrax to Zodiac where we explore the Zodiac's second and third attacks and take a closer look at the lives of his victims.

We learn about the shooting of Darlene Ferrin and Mike Mageau at Blue Rock Springs and the knife attack on Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard at Lake...