Mark Ruffalo, who starred in David Fincher’s Zodiac movie, has reflected on the reports that the real Zodiac killer has been identified.
Ruffalo played Inspector David Toschi in the movie and he opened up about the news via his Twitter account.
Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
I’ve been down this road before. They made a movie about it. Maybe…maybe not. Every few years someone says they figured it out. Let’s hope they got the guy.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 6, 2021
It had been supposedly revealed by a group who call themselves the Case Breakers that a man called Gary Francis Poste was the real Zodiac killer.
However, there has been quite a lot of pushback against this theory from many of the detectives who were involved with the case at the time.
Tt was reported by TMZ that Riverside PD’s Ryan Railsback said Gary Francis Poste is not the Zodiac killer.
He says that if there was evidence that Poste was responsible, his police department would have presented that evidence at the time.
Frank Falzon—a former San Francisco PD homicide investigator—also says Poste isn’t the Zodiac.
Mark Ruffalo hopes they found the real Zodiac killer
He also added that Poste’s name never came up as a suspect in the original investigation.
Falzon added that the Case Breakers used “circumstantial evidence” to come to their conclusion.
This is to be expected to be honest.
Police never like it when investigators who aren’t in the force try to solve cold cases.
It makes them look bad and suggests that they didn’t do the work correctly at the time.
Does this mean that Gary Francis Poste was the real Zodiac killer?
No – not at all. However, it is a name that was never connected to the Zodiac killer before and the evidence against him is pretty strong.
What do you make of this news?
Do you think that Gary Francis Poste is the real Zodiac killer?
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