FROM THE ARCHIVE: A look back at Zodiac Killer investigation that impacted Bay Area


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The Zodiac Killer terrorized the Bay Area from the late 1960s through the 1970s.

The elusive figure claimed he killed more than 30 people in Northern California, including five in the Bay Area: Benicia, Vallejo, Napa County and San Francisco.

In December 1968, the Zodiac Killer killed two teenagers on Lake Herman Road in Benicia. A couple was later shot in July 1969 while parked at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo. One of the victims died.

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In September of that same year, a masked suspect stabbed two people at Lake Berryessa, killing one of them.

In October 1969, police say a San Francisco cab driver, Paul Stine, was shot and killed.

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The killer has never been identified nor caught and there have been suspects.

ABC7 News reporter Dick Carlson reported back in October 1969 a bloody cloth with a letter was sent to the San Francisco Chronicle laboratory. Tests on the cloth torn from the shirt of Paul Stine prove that it came in fact from the cab driver who was murdered a week before.

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