On October 30, 1966, a college freshman named Cheri Jo Bates was found murdered in an alley on the campus of Riverside City College.

There was no evidence of robbery or sexual molestation. There were no witnesses.

Is this the earliest known work of the Zodiac Killer?

Copy of letter sent to The Press-Enterprise by the suspected Zodiac Killer. (Credit: PE)

Join our friends Mike Ferguson and Mike Morford at Criminology podcast as they discuss the facts surrounding the Bates’ murder and the mysterious confession letter sent to both the Riverside Police Department and the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper.

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