The number of people accused of being the Zodiac Killer is simply mind boggling. In the interest of exploring the subject, I’m creating this post where we, as a community, can maintain a collection of accusers and/or accused. Note that I’m purposefully avoiding the label “Zodiac Killer Suspects” because a large number of them are not suspects in any real sense of the word.
In my estimation, everyone on this list honestly believes (or believed) in his or her respective accusation. One of the key takeaways, however, is that only one of these people can possibly be correct. A more likely situation, in my humble assessment, is that none of these accusations are correct. Any way you slice it, the result is a large collection of people who are simply wrong about the Zodiac Killer’s identity…
So, if you are aware of an accuser or an accused person who is missing from our little list, or if you have suggestions in terms of updating an existing entry, please provide your input through a comment or by way of the contact page. If I agree, I will update the list.
- Entries are limited to people who have made non-trivial, public accusations. Your neighbor Joe who told you that his strange uncle is the Zodiac Killer one time after overindulging in his vice of choice does not qualify.
- The actual name of the accused does not necessarily have to have been made public.
- When multiple people advocate for the guilt of a particular person – as is often the case – I will select one person as the representative accuser.
- If I have a question mark below, I would appreciate additional information from anyone who has knowledge of the accusation.
30 and counting…
|Accused||Representative Accuser||Earliest Known Date||Link|
|Arthur Leigh Allen||Robert Graysmith||1986||zodiackiller.com|
|Michael O'Hare||Gareth Penn||1987||wikipedia.org|
|Rick Marshall||Robert Graysmith||1986||zodiackiller.com|
|Berta Margoulies ||Ray Grant||1990||internet archive|
|Michael O'Hare ||Ray Grant||1990||internet archive|
|Gareth Penn ||Ray Grant||1990||internet archive|
|Hugh Penn ||Ray Grant||1991||internet archive|
|Jack Beeman||William Beeman||1991||zodiackiller.com|
|Bruce Davis||Howard Davis||1997||zodiackiller.com|
|Ted Kaczynski||Douglas Oswell||1998||zodiackiller.com|
|Lawrence Kane||Harvey Hines||1999||zodiackiller.com|
|Mr. X||Mike Rodelli||2000||internet archive|
|Ross Sullivan||Howard Davis?||2001||zodidackillersite.com|
|Albert Guy Hollingsworth||Terri Williams||2004||blogspot.ca|
|Jack Tarrance||Dennis Kaufman||2006?||internet archive|
|Richard Gaikowski||Tom Voigt||2008||zodiackiller.com|
|Guy Ward Hendrickson||Deborah Perez||2009||ocregister.com|
|George Hill Hodel||Steve Hodel||2009||stevehodel.com|
|William Grant||Lyndon E. Lafferty||2012||zodiacrevisited.com|
|Donald Lee Bujok||Kevin Robert Brooks||2012||youtube.com|
|Warren Earl Estes||Marianne Koerfer||2012||zodiackiller.com forum|
|Peter Stephen Plante||Judith Chapman||2012||zodiacrevisited.com|
|Donald & Bettye Harden||Zeppelin196818?||2013||youtube.com|
|Louis Myers||Randy Kenney||2014||abc7news.com|
|Earl Van Best Jr.||Gary L. Stewart||2014||latimes.com|
|Edward Wayne Edwards||John A. Cameron||2014||coldcasecameron.com|
|[unnamed]||Katherin B. FitzPatrick||2014||zodiackiller.com|
|Dennis Rader||Kimberly McGath||2015||zodiackillersite.com|
|Gary Francis Poste||The Case Breakers||2021||tmz.com|