The Death of Unabomber

According to the published news of Law and Crime, Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski known as “Unabomber” has died in prison at the age of 81.

Kaczynski was an unsociable person who graduated as Mathematician at Harvard University. In a statement from Kristie Breshears, spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Kaczynski was found unresponsive with no pulse detected in his cell early Saturday morning around 8 a.m. at the federal prison medical center in Butner, North Carolina. The cause of his death was still unknown.

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The Terror Reign of Unabomber

In 1978 when he made his first primitive homemade bomb that blew up at Chicago University, he was under the radar of the FBI yet he was still unrecognized by the authorities.

Authorities hired 150 investigators to identify the person behind “Unabomber”. In 1995, Unabomber sent the investigators a 35,000-word “manifesto” of the “ills of modern society” that serves as a lead to the investigators. FBI Director recommends publishing the essay written by Unabomber in public in the hopes that readers could give leads to identify the author.

The manifesto was received in The Washington Post. After publishing the essay, the FBI received thousands of tips coming from different people suggested about the suspect’s identity. But one suggestion stood out.

It was described that he has a brother who grew up in Chicago named Ted teaching at the University of California Berkeley (where two bombs were planted), he previously lived in Salt Lake City before settling down into the 10’ x 14’ primitive cabin that the two of them (together with his brother) constructed near Lincoln, Montana according to the investigators.

Based on the realizations of the essay that Unabomber sent, on April 3, 1996 a search warrant was served at Kaczynski’s place where they found bomb components and 40,000 handwritten journals that includes notes for making and experimenting bomb.  Kaczynski was found in the place and was arrested on the same day.

In January 1998, Kaczynski claims to be guilty. He confessed that he was responsible for the 16 bombings between 1978 and 1995. Kaczynski was charged with four life sentences plus 30 years. He was confined in an isolated cell in a Supermax prison in Colorado and then transferred to North Carolina.

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