The FBI knows the Zodiac killer is Gary Francis Poste and has bombshell DNA linking him to five other deaths, an unsolved probe says
COLD investigators claim the FBI has identified Gary Francis Poste as the elusive Zodiac killer and has bombastic DNA evidence linking him to five other murders.
Case Breakers, a team of top detectives who have cracked a number of America’s high-profile crime cases, said US security agencies know they were behind the San Francisco killings.
The nonprofit organization, headed by investigative journalist Thomas Colbert, claimed that late Air Force veteran Poste is currently listed as a suspect.
They claimed an FBI whistleblower confirmed labs had a “partial” DNA sample linking him to the killing spree.
Poste, who died in August 2018, has been “secretly listed as a Zodiac ‘suspect’ on headquarters computers since 2016,” Case Breakers said in a statement.
However, the FBI insisted the decades-old case remained unsolved, confirming it was open as recently as October 2021.
Case Breakers accused the FBI of being slow to move forward with the investigation and appearing to ignore evidence and state law, instead succumbing to “apathy, selfishness, and fear of humiliation.”
They called for a “serious review” of the authorities involved in the case and claimed they had evidence linking Poste to another murder.
Her FBI source said, “Like cops, federal agents deal with massive caseloads, constant training, odd rules and bureaucracy.”
“But when someone wearing a badge or uniform works with others to avoid or conceal materials, circumvent difficult procedures, or lie to evidence, they harm our volunteers and the thousands of families waiting for answers.”
Case Breakers said they also received their own DNA sample from Poste and wanted the FBI to test it against evidence related to the 1966 murder of Cheri Jo Bates.
However, the agency has denied that the brutal murder of the 18-year-old was linked to the Zodiac Killer, despite speculation she was his first victim.
This was announced by the FBI office in San Francisco FoxNews that the case remained “open and unresolved” but provided no further updates.
“Due to the ongoing investigation and out of respect for the victims and their families, we will not be making any further comments at this time,” the statement said.
Still, investigators on the unsolved case said the victims and their families were “abandoned.”
Thomas Colbert called it a “cover-up” and added it was “nonsensical to the people who are still waiting”.
His organization — made up of over 40 former law enforcement investigators, journalists and military intelligence officers — identified Poste as a prime suspect back in 2021.
Case Breakers are on a mission to unmask the Zodiac killer, believed to be a Californian who gave himself the nickname to hide his identity from authorities.
He is known to have targeted at least seven victims – three couples and a lone cab driver. Two of them survived ambushes with guns and knives.
The same killer has been linked to up to 28 murders and in taunting letters to newspapers and police claimed to have killed 37 people.
The letters contained complex ciphers, some of which have not been officially solved to this day.
The case was considered dormant in 2004, but was reinstated by the San Francisco Police Department in March 2007.
Case Breakers previously revealed that Poste distributed guns and bullets to his “favorite residents” in the run-up to his death.
Detectives believed this lead could be key to confirming the Zodiac killer’s identity, suggesting the former house painter may have wanted to receive credit for the murders posthumously.
They said most of Poste’s strange gifts were left untouched and hidden.
A previous statement from Case Breakers said: “When Case Breakers approached officers about a new Zodiac suspect last spring, five police and state agencies refused to cooperate.”
Former associates of the painter and suspected serial killer allege that he had quietly given away his guns, pistol parts, gunpowder, bullets and cartridge cases – more than a thousand, including 25 different calibers – to his a few years before Poste’s death in 2018 at the age of 80 favorite places.
“And most of these strange ‘gifts’ have sat untouched in basements and closets ever since.”
They said they had confirmed the lead from a longtime source in Poste’s remote hometown, calling it a “conclusive gold mine”.
Thomas Colbert bagged the loot and sent it to his team to have the items examined by private forensic labs in three different states.
He told Fox News in 2021, “My FBI people say it’s irrefutable. It’s a match.”
“We also have six people that he has confessed to being the Zodiac. Three of them in our affidavits in court.”
“And then of course the Riverside murder scenes, we counted six similarities at the murder scene.”
Further evidence that Poste was the Zodiac Killer came from images from his darkroom, one of which allegedly showed scars on his forehead that matched a sketch of the Zodiac.
The team said the Zodiac’s ciphers also point to Poste after removing the letters of his full name from one of the infamous puzzles reportedly yielded an alternative message.
A former friend of the Air Force veteran also claimed he was obsessed with killing animals and enjoyed getting “dirty” and bloody on hunting trips.
The Sun only obtained documents showing that Poste had a criminal history and was incarcerated in a California mental institution.
Court records show the alleged serial killer was arrested and served time in prison for assaulting and seriously injuring his wife, Mary, in their hometown of Groveland, California, in February 2016.