Zodiac Killer: Massachusetts Man Says He's Cracked the Cipher

A Massachusetts man says he has cracked the Zodiac killer's cipher that has befuddled law enforcement agencies for the last 40 years since the enigmatic serial killer went on his Bay Area killing spree. The amateur sleuth says the 340-character code sent to the San Francisco Chronicle declares at the end, “My name is Leigh Allen,” one of the principal suspects in the case, who died in 1992.

Corey Starliper of Tewksbury, Mass., became obsessed with the Zodiac case and decided he could break the code, according to news reports.

“It was just instinct,” he told the Burlingame Patch. “I have a gut feeling that it could be cracked.”

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