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 Gary Francis Poste

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Gary Francis Poste

Birth
Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death
23 Aug 2018 (aged 80)
Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated
Memorial ID
232763293 View Source

Gary F. Poste passed away Thursday, August 23rd at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, CA.
Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Date of Death: 08/23/2018
Age: 80
Residence: Sonora, CA

A cold-case task force claims it has identified the notorious Zodiac Killer, who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and taunted authorities with cryptic notes. Investigators with the Case Breakers told Fox News that the group — led by former FBI agents and retired law enforcement officials — has identified the infamous killer as Gary Francis Poste, who died in 2018.

They also tied the infamous serial killer to a sixth murder in Southern California.

The Zodiac Killer had already been linked to five murders in 1968 and 1969 in the San Francisco area by the FBI.

During his spree, the madman sent a series of letters to local newspapers, in which he coined his nickname and threatened more slayings if they weren't printed. Some letters included ciphers — with some puzzles still unsolved decades later.

Biography courtesy of Ed Thurman (46846073)

Gary F. Poste passed away Thursday, August 23rd at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, CA.
Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Date of Death: 08/23/2018
Age: 80
Residence: Sonora, CA

A cold-case task force claims it has identified the notorious Zodiac Killer, who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and taunted authorities with cryptic notes. Investigators with the Case Breakers told Fox News that the group — led by former FBI agents and retired law enforcement officials — has identified the infamous killer as Gary Francis Poste, who died in 2018.

They also tied the infamous serial killer to a sixth murder in Southern California.

The Zodiac Killer had already been linked to five murders in 1968 and 1969 in the San Francisco area by the FBI.

During his spree, the madman sent a series of letters to local newspapers, in which he coined his nickname and threatened more slayings if they weren't printed. Some letters included ciphers — with some puzzles still unsolved decades later.

Biography courtesy of Ed Thurman (46846073)


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