Talk:Zodiac Killer

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Former good articleZodiac Killer was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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successful use of genetic ancestry database in Golden State Killer case prompts use in Zodiac Killer case[edit]

Someone may want to add info from this article to the current state of the Zodiac investigation: SFGate: "Zodiac Killer case: DNA may offer hope of solving the mystery" Phantom in ca (talk) 04:19, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Assuming the killer was at least, say, 22 yrs old in 1969, he's pretty damned old now if he's still alive. The article says "catch" rather than the more proper "solve." (talk) 04:21, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

This man died around 2005 Arthurleeallen (talk) 11:57, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Joseph newton chandler III suspect[edit]

a possible suspect of the case is joseph newton chanlder III as he resembled police sketches of the Zodiac and had lived in California, where the Zodiac operated. so he should be aded to the suspect list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:54, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Firstly, please sign any comment you might make. Secondly, you need to supply reliable and properly sourced references before we can consider further suspects on the article page. The current sources do not seem to pass the criteria and appear to be speculation. David J Johnson (talk) 19:13, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

here is a source for it. 😊

Is this supposed to be a reliable source? Please also sign any "contribution" you may may. David J Johnson (talk) 09:29, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
I would say "maybe" - although the tone is very much right-wing of the parent company. CNN and MSNBC are very left-wing, and we use them. Perusing some of the articles, they don't seem fringy. May not be ACCURATE/TRUE, but they are verifiable. (talk) 04:25, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Not at all. Suspects are officially named by law enforcement authorities and not by writers or news agencies. If a writer manages to convince authorities then the authorities will name him. I believe the only thing that the authorities have said about Chandler is that they wouldn't exclude him from possibly being a suspect. That is a far cry from adding him to the list of suspects. As yet, there is zero evidence against him.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 15:25, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

I mean that it should be put in the theories section for public speculation and suspicion since he is only publicly speculated by the public. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:55, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Once again, sign your posts. Do this with four tildes (like this: ~~~~).
A few hundred years ago, the public suspected that plenty of people were witches, too. Hell, even more recently Reddit and 4chan were mostly identifying anyone but the real perpetrators of the Boston Bombing. Unless you have a professionally-published mainstream academic or journalistic source that says that law-enforcement have investigated him as a possible suspect, then it doesn't really belong. Ian.thomson (talk) 23:06, 16 November 2018 (UTC)


got some new info for using Geneology to find the killer [1] ( (talk) 19:51, 19 December 2018 (UTC))

Killers identity[edit]

The man who was so humblely referee to as Aurther Lee Allen in the movie Zodiac was in fact a man by the name of Arron Leigh and the storyline within the film pretty much details the correct trim of events leading the police to find in 2005 that the killer was in fact already dead ..many think it wasn’t a serial killing spree at all due to the fact that all of the victims were in fact in the Virgin Islands at the exact same time just months prior minus the cab driver a cherry and Washington . His victims only stacked up to 5 which makes this a mass murder spree and not a serial killing . The key elements to a true serial killing spree were not present nor where they even addressed by Napa or SFPD . A very sloppy handling of a case “Dirty Harry” Arthurleeallen (talk) 11:55, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Donna Lass Reward Poster is fake (or at least altered, or misattributed)[edit]

The Reward Poster for Donna Lass is an image claiming to be a digital copy of a poster from the 1970s. However, at the bottom it gives the current (as of 20190119) phone number for the South Tahoe Police Department, 530 542-6100. As pointed out on slide 3 of the document linked below, the 530 area code didn't exist until 1997. (talk) 12:02, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

A Commons file used on this page has been nominated for deletion[edit]

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Participate in the deletion discussion at the nomination page. —Community Tech bot (talk) 00:06, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Capitalization of the word "killer" in the page name[edit]

I know this subject may a little ambiguous, but the current page title strikes me as odd and I was wondering if anyone else feels the same. I'm talking about the capitalization of the word killer, since it's a noun. I know the Zodiac is frequently referred to as the Zodiac killer as well, but it just looks off when it's capitalized as a proper title. I'm not immediately proposing we change it to Zodiac killer, just wondering if anyone feels the same. Although then again, Jack the Ripper is also capitalized the same way. So yeah, I look forward to hearing your opinion on what may the most trivial subject put up for discussion ever. Jay D. Easy (talk) 19:02, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

If you research the capitalization/or not of this person, what are the results of common usage? From the internet search I just did he is/was the Zodiac Killer, he is not one of many, he is singularly known. Shearonink (talk) 19:12, 14 February 2019 (UTC)