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Ted Cruz Is Not The Zodiac Killer, According To His Wife

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Posted on May 2, 2016, at 3:05 p.m. ET

Ted Cruz, the 45-year-old Republican senator running for president, is also (according to an ongoing conspiracy theory/online meme) the infamous Zodiac Killer who committed a string of unsolved murders in northern California in the 1960s and '70s.

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Never mind the fact that he was born after some of the killings happened — a whole bunch of people have taken this crazy theory and run with it.

Even Larry Wilmore, the HBO comedian who hosted Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, made joke after joke about Cruz being the Zodiac Killer.

“There is a joke going around the internet that Ted Cruz is actually the Zodiac Killer,” Wilmore said. "Come on, that's absurd. Some people actually liked the Zodiac Killer."

“Recently, Ted Cruz got a string of wins and endorsements," Wilmore said. "Then everybody remembered who Ted Cruz is: the Zodiac Killer.”

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Well, this election being this election, the senator's wife, Heidi Cruz, was asked about the rumors on Monday in Indiana by a Yahoo reporter.

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"Well, I’ve been married to him for 15 years, and I know pretty well who he is, so it doesn’t bother me at all," she said. "There’s a lot of garbage out there."

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So there you have it, guys.

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.