Reports: Unabomber alleged suspect in 1982 Tylenol poisonings

CHICAGO — Theodore Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, allegedly is a suspect in the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that killed seven people, according to published reports.

The Tylenol poisonings, in which someone placed potassium cyanide in with the pain relievers on store shelves, prompted the introduction of tamper-proof packaging for many over-the-counter medicines.

In a handwritten motion filed in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., Kaczynski reported he voluntarily submitted a DNA sample for comparison against a partial DNA sample in the Tylenol case files. The motion requests that the government keep all evidence and material taken from Kaczynski’s cabin indefinitely.

An auction of Kazynski’s property had been ordered by U.S. district judge Garland Burrell Jr. to help satisfy the $15 million Kazynski owes in restitution.

According to reports, the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento filed papers Monday opposing a halt to the auction. "Kaczynski has not been indicted in connection with the Chicago Tylenol investigation, and no such federal prosecution is currently planned," the government's motion stated.

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