Southern New Hampshire University
Final Paper on Zodiac Killer
06 -15- 2014
Professor Amanda Perkins
The Serial Killer
When looking at serial killers you will see that there are actually three different types they are the thrill seeker who enjoys the ...view middle of the document...
It seems like what we thought to be random and brutal killing turned out to be a whole string of horrific killings that would reach over 2500 suspects in this case as well as the 56 possible victims that the police were aware of and the investigation actually extended over 400 miles; By looking at all of the evidence that was given to the police and the victims you can tell that the Zodiac Killer was real fond of the power and control that he had over his victims as well as being intelligent and he really had no specific victomology. Being that he had this certain type of serial killer I would not give him the satisfaction of being in control and make it hard for him to decide on a victim. By not putting his letters in the press that he had sent to the police. The power and control that he got from the killings made him commit the crimes over and over again.Acccording to the police investigation that was being done he had all of the investigating officers in somewhat of a panic because of all of the numerous samples of evidence that he left at each of the crime scenes. And with all of this evidence the killer was never apprehended. It is said that the Zodiac Killer had actually sent three different letters to three different newspapers which included the San Francisco Chronicle as well as the San Francisco Examiner and finally the Vallejo Times and he made the threats that if his letters were not put on the front pages of the papers, he would then open a killing frenzy until he had killed over 12 people. (Biography.com, 2014).
The Zodiac Killer had exclaimed that he thought that doing all of this killing was a lot of fun to him that he was going to start collecting people to be his slaves in the afterlife. He also exclaimed that he would never give his name out because this would definitely slow him of his progress. So how did the Zodiac Killer become such an unattainable killer it could be his high rate of intelligence because to be able to provide so much evidence to the police at each crime scene as well as all of the letters that were almost impossible to figure out gives the police the impression that the Zodiac Killer is a very clever as well as a diabolical person. He must have been smart to never be apprehended by the police.
In order to be an affective investigator in the case of the Zodiac Killer I would recruit as many investigators and criminalistics people that I could so that I could have enough people to investigate and to process the crime scenes and look over all of the evidence at each of the attacks. (Ramsland, 2014) As well as these people I would recruit the DNA Labs to process evidence as it is being collected. I might even get the FBIs Criminal Profilers involved to give us a idea of the type of criminal that we are looking for. With a good profile it will be easier to investigate the murders .But I would only bring them in after I have come to the conclusion that I would not be able to...