FBI Wants Unabomber's DNA for 1982 Tylenol Case

Ted Kaczynski may be connected to Tylenol poisoning, Chicago FBI officials say

By Dominic Trombino
|  Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  Updated 12:11 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
FBI Wants Unabomber DNA for '82 Tylenol Case

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former University of California at Berkley math professor Theodore John Kaczynski is escorted into the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont., Thursday, April 4, 1996.

advertisement

The Chicago office of the FBI wants DNA samples from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski in connection with its investigation of the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area via capsules laced with potassium cyanide.

“As part of our re-examination of the evidence developed in connection with the 1982 Tylenol poisonings, we have attempted to secure DNA samples from numerous individuals, including Ted Kaczynski," the Chicago FBI said in a statement. "To date, Mr. Kaczynski has declined to voluntarily provide this sample.
 
The investigation into the Tylenol murders remains ongoing. No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.”

Kaczynski, 68, is a Chicago native who gained infamy for a string of bombing from 1978 to 1995, killing three people and wounding 23 others. He was arrested in 1996 and pleaded guilty in 1998. He is now serving a life term in the federal “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colo.

Kaczynski's personal items have previously gone on auction, and money raised has gone to helping the victims of his bombings.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out