Northern California was terrorized by the Zodiac Killer, who claimed five confirmed victims but was suspected in multiple other murders between 1968-74. But in 1973 he went quiet, leading some to question whether the killer, or perhaps killers, were on the run. That same year, White Rock Lake was the scene of a vicious crime. Labor Day weekend, a pair of 16-year-olds from Farmers Branch were most likely making out in a sports car by the lake when two unknown men approached. They shot Robert Milam in the right eye, and one raped his girlfriend before fleeing in the luxury vehicle. Milam died a few days later. It was vaguely reminiscent of the Zodiac Killer, who targeted young couples by lakes, at the same time some detectives theorized that the still unknown serial killer may actually be two people. The White Rock Lake murder was flagged for investigation by the California cops before Dallas Police identified the killers as two men suspected in a string of robberies. (Sources: San Francisco Police Department, The Dallas Morning News)
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