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Is this the face of the Zodiac Killer?

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  • Man claims his father is the notorious Zodiac Killer
  • New book claims to have proof of killer's identity

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Is this the face of the Zodiac Killer?

A Louisiana man claims in a new book that his biological father was the notorious Zodiac Killer of northern California, who's still sought by authorities, publisher HarperCollins said Tuesday.

The Zodiac serial killer is believed to have killed five people in 1968-1969 and gained notoriety by writing several letters to police boasting of the slayings, with swatches of bloody clothing as proof of his claims. The serial killer claimed to have killed as many as 37 people and has never been caught.

Now Gary L. Stewart, a vice president at the cleaning company Delta Tech Service in Baton Rouge, is recounting his decade-long search for his biological father and has concluded that man -- Earl Van Best, Jr., who's now dead -- was the Zodiac Killer, the publisher said.

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