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UNABOM Press Release Last Updated May 15, 1995 $1,000,000 Reward SERIES OF UNSOLVED BOMBINGS Please note: after June 30, 1995, this information will move to a new server. The URL for the new location will be: http://www.usdoj.gov/fbi/fbi.html Please update any links to this page. Beginning in May, 1978, a series of bombing incidents have occurred across the United States for which there is no apparent explanation or motive. No person or group has been identified as the perpetrator(s) of these incidents. The explosions have taken place in eight states from Connecticut to California. As a result of these bombings, three individuals have been killed and 23 others injured, some grievously. No incidents associated with this series of bombings were identified between 1987 and 1993. That changed in late June, 1993, when a well known geneticist residing in Tiburon, California, and a renown computer scientist from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, opened packages which had been mailed to them and both were severely injured when these packages exploded. Eighteen months later an advertising executive was killed at his home in North Caldwell, New Jersey. That was followed by a bomb that killed a timber industry lobbyist in Sacramento, CA, on April 24, 1995. The latest bombing was the work of the same perpetrators(s). 0-= Reason for making this information available (message.html) FBI Message A Message to the Users of the Internet Dear Netters: The information about the UNABOM investigation has previously been made public. Recent print media accounts include: _New York Times_ (12/12/94), _San Francisco Examiner_ (12/12/94), _San Jose Mercury News_ (12/12/94), etc. Earlier media accounts were presented on CBS's _"Eye to Eye" with Connie Chung_ (12/16/93), and Fox's _"America's Most Wanted"_ (11/23/93). Newspaper stores about UNABOM have also appeared: _Washington Post_ (11/27/93), _New York Times_ (10/7/93), etc. The purpose for submitting the information on the Internet is two-fold. First, the Internet is another medium that enables us to reach as wide an audience as possible; to "spread the word." Second, Internet users are precisely the type of individuals that to date have been recipients of explosive devices attributed to UNABOM; scholars and researchers. You are not being asked to place yourself in harm's way. You are encouraged to come forward if you have information that might help identify, arrest, and convict the person(s) responsible for these bombings. Contact the UNABOM Task Force at _1-800-701-2662_. Thank you, Federal Bureau of Investigation UNABOM Task Force 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 (800) 701-2662 (415) 553-7400 FAX: 415-553-7590 Last updated: April 10, 1995 0-= Description of UNABOM (body.html) UNABOM Description Description of the UNABOM Crimes In the past, targets of the bomber have been associated with the computer industry, the aircraft and airline industry and universities. Eight of these devices have been mailed to specific individuals and the other seven have been placed in locations which suggest there was no specific intended victim. All but two of the explosive devices functioned as designed and exploded. All 15 crimes, dubbed "UNABOM", have had common effects: all have caused terror, grief, and fear. On September 11, 1985, Hugh Scrutton, the owner of the Rentech Computer Company, in Sacramento, California, was killed by one of these diabolic devices. The two 1993 victims narrowly escaped death. On December 10, 1994, advertising executive Thomas Mosser was killed when a package mailed to his home exploded when he opened the package. In response to the June, 1993, events, the Attorney General directed that a task force of federal law enforcement agencies be reestablished to urgently investigate and solve these crimes. The UNABOM Task Force, consisting of investigators from the FBI, ATF, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has been operational in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, since July 12, 1993, and is dedicated exclusively to the investigation of these crimes. Among the clues in the case are the following words in what appears to be a note possibly written by the bomber as a reminder to make a telephone call: "call Nathan R--Wed 7PM." The UNABOM Task Force believes that "Nathan R" may be associated, perhaps innocently, with the bomber and that "Nathan R" may have received a telephone call from the bomber on a Wednesday prior to the June, 1993 bombings. The three most recent tragic bombings illustrate the senseless and tragic consequences of these crimes and demonstrate the urgent necessity of solving this case. This serial bomber will strike again. We do not know who the next victim will be. We do believe that there is someone out there who can provide the identity of the person or persons responsible for these crimes. This person may be a friend, a neighbor, or even a relative of the bomber(s). Last updated: December 16, 1994 0-= Chronology of the UNABOM crimes (chronology.html) UNABOM Chronology UNABOM's Chronology is as follows: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois May 25, 1978 A package was found in the Engineering Department parking lot at the Chicago Circle Campus of the University of Illinois. The package was addressed to an Engineering Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. The package had a return address of a Professor at Northwestern's Technological Institute. The package was returned to the addressor who turned it over to the Northwestern University Police Department because he had not sent the package. On May 26, 1978 the parcel was opened by a police officer who suffered minor injuries when the bomb detonated. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois May 9, 1979 A disguised explosive device which had been left in a common area in the University's Technological Institute, slightly injured a graduate student on May 9, 1979, when he attempted to open the box and it exploded. Chicago, Illinois, November 15, 1979 An explosive device disguised as a parcel was mailed from Chicago for delivery to an unknown location. The bomb detonated in the cargo compartment of an airplane, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Dulles Airport. Twelve individuals were treated for smoke inhalation. The explosion destroyed the wrapping to such an extent that the addressee could not be determined. Chicago, Illinois, June 10, 1980 A bomb disguised as a parcel postmarked June 8, 1980 was mailed to an airline executive at his home in Lake Forest, Illinois. The airline executive was injured in the explosion. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah October 8, 1981 An explosive device was found in the hall of a classroom building and rendered safe by bomb squad personnel. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee May 5, 1982 A wooden box containing a pipe bomb detonated on May 5, 1982, when opened by a secretary in the Computer Science Department. The secretary suffered minor injuries. The package was initially mailed from Provo, Utah on April 23, 1982, to Pennsylvania State University and then forwarded to Vanderbilt. University of California, Berkeley, California July 2, 1982 A small metal pipe bomb was placed in a coffee break room of Cory Hall at the University's Berkeley Campus. A Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was injured when he picked up the device. Auburn, Washington, May 8, 1985 A parcel bomb was mailed on May 8, 1985, to the Boeing Company, Fabrication Division. On June 13, 1985, the explosive device was discovered when employees opened it. The device was rendered safe by bomb squad personnel without injury. University of California, Berkeley, California May 15, 1985 A bomb detonated in a computer room at Cory Hall on the Berkeley Campus. A graduate student in Electrical Engineering lost partial vision in his left eye and four fingers from his right hand. The device was believed to have been placed in the room several days prior to detonation. Ann Arbor, Michigan November 15, 1985 A textbook size package was mailed to the home of a University of Michigan Professor in Ann Arbor, Michigan from Salt Lake City. On November 15, 1985, a Research Assistant suffered injuries when he opened the package. The Professor was a few feet away but was not injured. Sacramento, California December 11, 1985 Mr. Hugh Scrutton was killed outside his computer rental store when he picked up a device disguised as a road hazard left near the rear entrance to the building. Metal shrapnel from the blast ripped through Scrutton's chest and penetrated his heart. Salt Lake City, Utah February 20, 1987 On February 20, 1987, an explosive device disguised as a road hazard was left at the rear entrance to CAAMs, Inc. (computer store). The bomb exploded and injured the owner when he attempted to pick up the device. Tiburon, California June 22, 1993 On June 22, 1993, a well known geneticist received a parcel postmarked June 18, 1993, at his residence. The doctor attempted to open the package at which time it exploded severely injuring him. It has been determined that this parcel was mailed from Sacramento, California. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut June 24, 1993 On June 24, 1993, a Professor/Computer Scientist at Yale University attempted to open a parcel which he had received at his office. This parcel exploded severely injuring him. It has been determined that this parcel was mailed from Sacramento, California on June 18, 1993. North Caldwell, New Jersey December 10, 1994 Mr. Thomas Mosser, a New York City advertising executive, was killed in his home when he opened a package addressed to him. The package was mailed from the San Francisco area and bore the return address of a fictitious professor at San Francisco State University. Sacramento, California April 24, 1995 Mr. Gilbert Murray, president of the California Forrestry Association, was killed at his office when he opened a package addressed to a person who formerly worked at that location. The package had been mailed apparently at the same time as letters sent by the bomber to the _New York Times_ and to the Yale University professor who received a bomb on June 24, 1993. Last updated: May 15, 1995 0-= Sketch of UNABOM suspect (unabom-suspect.html) 0-= Other access to UNABOM information (other-access.html) 0-= The UNABOM Task Force is appealing to the public for assistance. For this purpose, a _one million dollar reward_ is being offered for information resulting in the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible. _Contact the UNABOM Task Force at 1-(800) 701-2662_ or email to unabom@orion.arc.nasa.gov.


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