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Dave Toschi, who hunted and was haunted by the Zodiac serial killer, dies at 86

The letter arrived at the San Francisco Chronicle in April 1978, appearing much like some two-dozen others the paper had received over the previous decade. Its handwriting was slanted, lacking capitalization, and it was signed with a symbol that resembled the crosshairs of a gun.

“This is the Zodiac speaking,” it began. “That city pig toschi is good but I am smarter and better he will get tired then leave me alone. I am waiting for a good movie about me. who will play me.”

The letter puzzled handwriting experts, many of whom said it was a fake, but its target was all too real. For nearly nine years, San Francisco police detective Dave Toschi had led one of the most widely covered murder investigations in American history, searching after a man who called himself the Zodiac and claimed to have killed 37 people.

In fact, authorities said the Zodiac

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/dave-toschi-who-hunted-and-was-haunted-by-the-zodiac-serial-killer-dies-at-86/2018/01/11/4088e2be-f6e2-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html

Dave Toschi, who hunted and was haunted by the Zodiac serial …

The letter arrived at the San Francisco Chronicle in April 1978, appearing much like some two-dozen others the paper had received over the previous decade. Its handwriting was slanted, lacking capitalization, and it was signed with a symbol that resembled the crosshairs of a gun.

“This is the Zodiac speaking,” it began. “That city pig toschi is good but I am smarter and better he will get tired then leave me alone. I am waiting for a good movie about me. who will play me.”

The letter puzzled handwriting experts, many of whom said it was a fake, but its target was all too real. For nearly nine years, San Francisco police detective Dave Toschi had led one of the most widely covered murder investigations in American history, searching after a man who called himself the Zodiac and claimed to have killed 37 people.

In fact, authorities said the Zodiac

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/dave-toschi-who-hunted-and-was-haunted-by-the-zodiac-serial-killer-dies-at-86/2018/01/11/4088e2be-f6e2-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html

Life sentence for British serial killer who hunted victims through Grindr

Stephen Port didn’t have to go out of his way to meet the men he would eventually kill.

His task was as simple as turning on his phone and opening up dating apps geared toward young gay men — like Grindr.

Once he had made a connection online, Port would lure the men to his London flat, where he would drug them with GHB and rape them after they had fallen unconscious, according to the BBC.

The psychoactive drug was intentionally administered in fatal doses, the BBC reported, leading to the deaths of four men: Anthony Walgate, 23; Gabriel Kovari, 22; Daniel Whitworth, 21; and Jack Taylor, 25.

On Wednesday, the 41-year-old Port — who had denied all charges against him — was found guilty of murdering all four men, according to Sky News. Port will be sentenced later this month.

Port was also found guilty of multiple counts of administering a substance with intent and

Read more at: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/world/life+sentence+british+serial+killer+hunted+victims+through+grindr/12433962/story.html