Zodiac Killer identified as Gary Poste

Zodiac, the late-'60s serial killer whose undistinguished death toll was made legendary by his keen fashion sense and talent for writing challenging puzzles, was a man named Gary Poste—at least according to a team of cold-case researchers.

The Case Breakers is now saying it has identified the Zodiac Killer as Gary Francis Poste, who passed away in 2018. The team's years of digging uncovered new forensic evidence and photos from Poste's darkroom. One image features scars on the forehead of Poste that match scars on a sketch of the Zodiac, the team said. 

Other clues include deciphering letters sent by the Zodiac that revealed him as the killer, said Jen Bucholtz, a former Army counterintelligence agent who works on cold cases. In one note, the letters of Poste's full name were removed to reveal an alternate message, she told Fox News. 

It's very much in the "a series of coincidences" line, and Poste himself emerges as a vague and unremarkable crook defined in the article by people who barely knew him, but definitely think he's the killer now these guys say he is.