Well proof has to be backed up with good, solid, undeniable evidence. Sadly we see ideas and feelings being put forward as "proof" all the time, but the good, solid, undeniable evidence never makes an appearance.
I think we are all starting to see the problems that the police keep facing with the Zodiac case. So much time has passed and there has been a huge amount of water under the bridge. People keep coming out of the woodwork left, right and centre with supposed evidence that never seems to materialize or which has (conveniently or unintentionally) been destroyed or disposed of many years ago. Some of the stories may be true, but lack sufficient evidence, others may be complete fabrications told by people who are seeking attention or publicity, other stories may be true but have been embellished over time because the witnesses are trying too hard to convince others. People name suspects who never were suspects - just because they have "a feeling" or "a hunch". Others have even claimed they knew (or still know) the Zodiac, but the problem is he is not the same individual that they all remember. So they then start bickering amongst themselves about it. Many of these suspects have died. It just goes on and on and on.... and I suspect the tangled mess that is Zodiac will only get more confusing as time continues to drift by.
I am not trolling. I am just stating the obvious facts of the matter. I can understand people's frustrations.
In my honest opinion the Zodiac will only be found when he dies and a huge amount of good, solid, undeniable evidence is found in his estate. But somehow I suspect he has been very good at covering his tracks. We need to be honest with ourselves. He may never be identified.
I have always personally believed that there may have been more than one person who made up "the Zodiac". At least I think one or two may have been committing the murders and one of them (or someone else known to them) was acting as their "publicity agent", writing the letters, ciphers, cards etc. This is just my opinion, nothing more. But at least it is an honest opinion. I do not have any need for fame or entertainment, so I have no wild and compelling stories to share. I will never claim to have known the Zodiac as this would be impossible, given that I live on the other side of the planet. Yet I still recall all of those chilling news reports as a child, as they often made it to our corner of the globe.
We had our share of shocking murders during that same period in history, some of which were so gruesome they may have even made the Zodiac cringe, but thankfully most were solved quickly and the murderers sent to prison. We do have one cold case in my area, with witnesses and family members who swear to this day that they knew the identity of the killers. One of the suspects is still alive and well. I believe their stories as they do have ample evidence, but for some reason the police seem reluctant to arrest this suspect. I guess they know he will just worm his way out of it on some technicality, given that the murders took place in the 1970s when he was just a young man and most of the other alleged offenders have died. He can just blame the others for commiting the murders and come away from court looking clean and fresh. However another triple homicide from the 1970s has also been re-opened here following new evidence, which has resulted in the alleged offender being charged. He is still to face court. It remains to be seen if police have collected sufficient evidence to form a case that satisfies the judicial process or if the alleged offender will walk free.
The erosion and corrruption of evidence increases greatly with time, and this is a huge obstacle for those seeking to solve cold cases. It is also of little comfort to those who seek justice for a murder after such a very long period of time has passed.
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"If you want to make your mark in popular culture you should never let the truth stand in the way of a good yarn." ~ Heard in passing.
"The only sense that any reasonable and rational human being can make of the Zodiac is that nothing about the Zodiac makes any sense at all. We can therefore conclude that 1) the Zodiac was not a reasonable and rational human being, and 2) if we continue to use reasonable and rational thought processes to catch this criminal we will continue to fail miserably." ~ Heard on radio in 1972.