Killer’s Message – level 2
The Zodiac Killer is the name that police use for a serial killer who killed people in Northern California, US, in 1960s and 1970s.
The police still do not know the killer’s identity today. The killer sent letters and cards to newspapers in San Francisco. He wrote about the people he killed and how he did it. He also sent four ciphers. Experts, as well as ordinary people, tried to read the messages, but it was very hard.
Last week, an Australian mathematician and two other men solved one of the killer’s messages. It did not help police find out who the man was, but the killer wrote the message in a special way. Police hope that they will know the killer’s name one day.
Difficult words: serial killer (a person who kills many people, usually in a similar way and in one area), identity (who a person is), cipher (a secret way to write).
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