Will zodiac ever be identified?

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Will zodiac ever be identified?

Postby guild1995 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:06 am

Different articles over time have said the case will likely forever remain a mystery. It really upsets me, is it possible it will be solved someday??? What do you all think?
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Re: Will zodiac ever be identified?

Postby Bayarea60s » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:44 pm

The way I see it today, is the best likelihood is if Z leaves his trophies behind something that definitely links him to the murders. Time is running out to catch him alive....
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Re: Will zodiac ever be identified?

Postby Marshall » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:19 am

Someday scientific methods will be able to pull DNA from beneath stamps, or the gum of the envelopes, run it through a database such as those that can tell a person's ancestry from their DNA, and from there they'll be able to zero in on the identity of Z. We're basically waiting for advancements in DNA identification, while hoping LE has preserved samples that will nail Z.

I sometimes think about Thomas Jefferson, and his great secret (that he fathered several of his slaves himself, by Sally Hemings.) It was much suspected and talked about while he was alive, but he never admitted it, nor did Sally that we know. One or two of the children, Madison Hemings for one, claimed to have been fathered by Jefferson, but there was no proof. Then, over 150 years after Jefferson died, DNA proved he was, in fact, the father of those kids.

The same type of thing will happen with Z, I believe. He may have been "crack proof" in his day, but science will catch up with him eventually.
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Re: Will zodiac ever be identified?

Postby Nick, no Nora » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:17 am

Right now, they're getting close to being able to recreate a face from DNA. Once that happens, things will get interesting. I also have a theory of how to do it.
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Re: Will zodiac ever be identified?

Postby Talon » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:55 pm

Nick, no Nora wrote:Right now, they're getting close to being able to recreate a face from DNA. Once that happens, things will get interesting. I also have a theory of how to do it.


Respectfully disagree. In this case, the samples have been hopelessly degraded due to mishandling by LE. Not necessarily their fault really, as at the time the collection of evidence did not take into account procedures to protect cross contamination of samples. (Those samples have been touched by multiple sources.)
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