A NEW documentary series offers an alternative theory to the still-unsolved Zodiac Killer case.
The Zodiac Killer is a pseudonym for an unidentified serial killer who killed at least five people in Northern California between 1968 and 1969.
What is Myth of the Zodiac Killer about?
Myth of the Zodiac Killer is a new documentary from Peacock that explores the identity of the Zodiac Killer.
The series is based on Thomas Henry Horan’s book of the same name and explores an alternative theory to the case; that the murders were committed by more than one person.
“Ballistics data doesn’t match, fingerprints don’t match, witness descriptions and killer survivor descriptions don’t match,” Horan says in the documentary trailer.
Myth of the Zodiac Killer features never-before-seen interviews and new evidence, including a re-examination of the Zodiac Killer’s letters using AI technology.
Is the Zodiac Killer real or was there more than one?
The Zodiac case is one of the most famous murder cases in American history simply because the perpetrator was never caught.
Several people have been accused over the years of being the self-proclaimed Zodiac Killer, including the late Gary Francis Poste, but law enforcement has not provided an official identification.
Another theory explored in the Peacock documentaries is that Zodiac Killer is just a myth.
“The Zodiac Killer is a fictional character, it’s a literary invention,” claims Horan in the docuseries.
He then explains his theory, which is met with mixed views from true crime enthusiasts.
Some called the theory “very interesting” on Twitter, while others called it “ridiculous.”
Horan believes there was no Zodiac Killer, instead suspecting that someone sent bogus letters to the San Francisco Chronicle seeking credit for unrelated murders.
Despite his theory, the Zodiac Killer is still believed to be a person.
How can I watch Myth of the Zodiac Killer?
Directed by Andrew Nock, Myth of the Zodiac Killer consists of two-hour episodes.
The episodes were released on July 11, 2023 and can now be viewed exclusively on Peacock with an active subscription.