S33 Ep11: The Zodiac: The Beach Murders

S33 Ep11: The Zodiac: The Beach Murders

By Shane L. Waters, Wendy Cee, Gemma Hoskins

In Episode 11 we delve into the tragic tales of young couples whose lives were cut short in brutal attacks that foreshadow the infamous Zodiac killer's reign of terror. Before the Zodiac became a household name for fear and intrigue, there were eerily similar murders. This episode explores the sunny day in Lompoc, California, in 1963 that ended in darkness for Bobby and Linda, and the heartbreak in San Diego in 1964 for Johnny and Joyce, unveiling the chilling possibility that these violent acts were the early works of the Zodiac.

Through detailed investigation and storytelling, the episode paints a vivid picture of the idyllic settings turned crime scenes at Gaviota Beach and Ocean Beach. It meticulously pieces together the victims' final hours and the relentless pursuit for justice that followed. Featuring insights from retired Sheriff’s Investigator Bill Baker, the narrative explores the potential link between these early cases and the Zodiac's notorious killing spree. This episode invites listeners into a haunting reflection on the origins of the Zodiac saga, highlighting the unresolved mysteries and the enduring quest to understand the true scope of the killer's dark journey.

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