First Victim

  • First Victim

    First Victim
    The zodiac kills his first victim Cherri Jo Bates an 18 year old college student.
  • First letter

    First letter
    The zodiac sends his first letter explaining his kill about Cheri Jo Bates to the Riverside Califorina Police Department. This is the first of several other letters he sends.
  • Next two victims

    Next two victims
    David Arthur Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen were parked in the same place when they were shot to death near Faraday's brown Rambler in Valljeo Califorina.
  • Next two victims

    Next two victims
    David Arthur Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen were parked in the same place when they were shot in Vallejo Califorina.
  • two more people killed

    two more people killed
    Six months later, Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin, 22, and Michael Renault Mageau, 19, were shot as they sat in a car in the parking lot of the Blue Rock Springs Golf Course.
  • Two more people killed

    Two more people killed
    This is Darlene Elizabeth Ferrin the other victim with Michael Renault Mageau.
  • First letters to newspapers

    First letters to newspapers
    A few weeks later, in July the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Vallejo Times-Herald each received letters laying claim to the Vallejo murders. Enclosed with each letter was one-third of a cryptogram, to be published on each newspaper's front page by August 1.
  • letter to the police

    letter to the police
    A little-known letter containing a key to the cryptogram was sent anonymously to the Vallejo Police on August 10, one day after the solution to the other letter was made public. It was postmarked San Francisco, and the typewritten address was to a VPD sergeant.
  • next couple victims

    next couple victims
    September 27, 1969, Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard were picnicing at Lake Berryessa, near Napa, California. While they were sitting on their blanket, Bryan heard something in the bushes. This later turned out to be the zodiac who killed both of them.
  • anthother couple victims

    anthother  couple victims
    Bryan Hartnell was killed with Cecelia Shepard by the Zodiac in a park they were a young couple and died almost instantly.
  • Last known victim

    Last known victim
    On the night of Saturday, October 11, 1969, San Francisco cab driver Paul Stine picked up a fare at the corner of Mason and Geary Streets in Union Square headed for the Presidio, which lies at the northern tip of the San Francisco peninsula. This fair unforutantly would be his last. The person he picked up was the Zodiac killer who shot him in the back of the head .