Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 13 December 2012

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The photo collage points to a serial killer, who was very active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The killer's identity is still unknown.

During his reign of terror, the killer's victims included 5 confirmed dead and 2 injured, with the killer claiming to have killed at least 37 persons. His area of operation included the states of California and possibly, Nevada.

Identify the serial killer.

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Answer: The answer is The Zodiac KillerThe Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. The killer originated the name "Zodiac" in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press. These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers). Of the four cryptograms sent, only one has been definitively solved.
Anurag, Rafika and Ali have correctly answered the question.