14 Dec 2020

Zodiac Killer code cracked 50 years on

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 14 December 2020

A trio of codebreakers have managed to crack a coded message written by one of America's most notorious serial killers.

The 340-character message in question was sent to the San Francisco Chronicle more than 51 years ago by the so-called Zodiac Killer.

The murderer, who has never been caught, killed at least five people in the 1960s - and has claimed responsibility for another thirty deaths.

Melbourne mathematician Sam Blake is one of the three men who cracked the code.