The FBI is on alert after several local media outlets in Albany, New York, received disturbing letters from someone purporting to be the “Chinese Zodiac Killer.”
The contents of the letters have yet to be released, but they have prompted the Bureau to ask all media not to open any upcoming letters in an attempt to preserve forensic evidence.
Police have determined that the Zodiac Killer was responsible for the deaths of at least five victims around San Francisco in the late 1960s. He sent cryptic letters similar to those received in Albany before and after many murders. The original case was officially unsolved, although an investigative team concluded that the killer was Gary Francis Post, who died in 2018.
The FBI has not said whether the latest letters contain the notorious code that the original Zodiac Killer used.
The Albany Times Union, did not receive one of the recent letters, received a letter from the original Zodiac in August 1973 threatening to commit a murder after the newspaper published a voiceover. “YOU WRONG I DID NOT DIE OR IN THE HOSPITAL I LIVE AND DESERVE AND I WILL START KILLING AGAIN. Below is the NAME AND LOCATION OF MY NEXT SERIOUS PERSON But you better hurry because I’m going to kill her on Aug 10 at 5pm when shifts change. ALBANY is a nice Town. ”
The FBI said there was no threat to the local Albany community following the latest letters, but has asked local media to monitor further the lapses.
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