A team of specialists who examine cold instances and claims to have recognized the Zodiac Killer earlier this 12 months launched an announcement {that a} trove of evidence has been found linked to the deceased suspect, Gary Francis Poste.

“When The Case Breakers approached officials about a new Zodiac suspect last spring, five police and state agencies would not cooperate,” the specialists mentioned in an announcement Saturday. “But last week, the man who runs the 10-year cold case team, Thomas J. Colbert, received a tip from his long-time sources in the remote town of deceased Gary Francis Poste: They had verified the existence of an evidentiary goldmine.”

San Francisco police circulated this composite of the Bay Area's "Zodiac" killer. The FBI said the case remains open after an independent group said it has identified the killer. 

San Francisco police circulated this composite of the Bay Area’s “Zodiac” killer. The FBI mentioned the case stays open after an impartial group mentioned it has recognized the killer. 
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COLD CASE TEAM SAYS ZODIAC KILLER ID’D, LINKING HIM TO ANOTHER MURDER

The group says that previous to his demise, Poste had given away weapons and bullets that might present key evidence within the case. 

“Old associates of the housepainter/alleged serial killer claim that, a few years prior to Poste’s 2018 death at 80, he had quietly given away his weapons, pistol parts, gunpowder, bullets and shell casings – more than a thousand, involving 25 different calibers – to his favorite locals,” The Case Breakers mentioned. “And most of these peculiar ‘gifts’ have remained in basements and closets, untouched, ever since.”

(The Case Breakers)

The Case Breakers added that it took Thomas J. Colbert, the pinnacle of the cold case team investigating the killings, “several hours to cautiously box up the historic haul and forward it to the team members, standing by at private forensic labs in three states.”

FBI SAYS ZODIAC CASE REMAINS OPEN AFTER INDEPENDENT GROUP SAYS IT HAS ID’D KILLER

In October, The Case Breakers introduced they recognized Poste, who handed away in 2018, as the Zodiac Killer believed chargeable for not less than 5 murders that occurred in 1968 and 1969 within the San Francisco space. Unlike most serial killers, the Zodiac taunted authorities with advanced ciphers in letters despatched to newspapers and legislation enforcement. The slayings have spawned books, motion pictures and documentaries within the years since, and beginner {and professional} sleuths have pored over the case in an effort to unmask the killer. 

Across years of digging, the team uncovered new forensic evidence and images from Poste’s darkroom. One picture options scars on the brow of Poste that match scars on a sketch of the Zodiac, the team mentioned. 

(The Case Breakers)

The day after the Case Breakers revealed the data, the Federal Bureau of Investigation introduced that the case remains to be open.

“The FBI’s investigation into the Zodiac Killer remains open and unsolved,” the FBI advised Fox News. “Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, and out of respect for the victims and their families, we will not be providing further comment at this time.” 

Fox News’ Louis Casisano contributed to this report