IL IL - Chicago Tylenol Murders: 7 people dead from cyanide poisoning, 1982

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    CHICAGO — Helen Jensen can still picture the bottle of Tylenol perched in the medicine cabinet. She feels the receipt she pulled from the wastebasket. She hears the pills she poured onto the kitchen table.
    And she recalls the absolute certainty, even before she finished counting, that pills from the bottle in her hand killed the 27-year-old man who lived there, as well as two of his relatives.
    "Six capsules were missing, and there were three people dead," she recalled thinking.
    It has been exactly 25 years since Jensen, then a nurse for the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights who accompanied investigators to the home, played her role in a story that sent shock waves all over the country.
    In a space of three days beginning Sept. 29, 1982, seven people who took cyanide-laced Tylenol in Chicago and four suburbs died. That triggered a national scare that prompted an untold number of people to throw medicine away and stores nationwide to pull Tylenol from their shelves.
    more at link http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,298586,00.html
     
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  3. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    OMG I hadn't thought about this for years. I wonder if the investigation continues.
    Is there any more information available on this?
     
  4. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    I found this little bit:


    Today, when leads come in, they are pursued. But the 25-year-old Tylenol case is cold. "We have seven homicides that still sit out there unsolved,” Fellman said.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1901648/posts
     
  5. shdbepaintin

    shdbepaintin New Member

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    You know this is something I think of nearly everyday, in the way
    that I have to open so many things. Medicines that seem like getting
    into Fort Knox would be easier. Outer seals and inner seals on a bottle
    of Sports Drink. ALL these extra steps remind me of the tylenol poisoning.
    But what I hadn't remember is that it was never solved in the fact of who
    did it.
     

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