Tylenol Cyanide Scare- In 1982 seven Chicago-area people died after taking medicine capsules that had been poisoned. These poisonings involved Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, which had been laced with potassium cyanide. The incident led to reforms in the packaging of medicines and food products. The case remains unsolved and no suspects have been charged. A $ 100,000 reward, offered by Johnson & Johnson, for the capture and conviction of the "Tylenol Killer", has never been claimed."
This bottle of Extra-Strength Tylenol, photographed in 1982, has the same production series number (MC 2880) as the bottles which were found to have caused cyanide poisoning to seven people in the Chicago area. In 1982 seven people died after ingesting Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide poison. The cyanide tampering scare led to reforms in packaging of over-the-counter substances and federal anti-tampering laws.
Chicago Tylenol murders remain unsolved mystery 30 years later. Sept.29,1982. Mary Kellerman took Tylenol for a sore throat. Unfortunately, she died from the med, which had been laced w/cyanide. Adam Janus,27 also died from taking Tylenol. Ultimately, 7 died from the tainted medicine by Oct 1, 1982 including 4 women, 2 men & 1 child. This crime is still under investigation by the FBI w/James W. Lewis prime suspect.
Hermine Braunsteiner, at Majdanek, selected women and children for execution, and whipped/stamped women to death. Nazi-hunters tracked her to USA. At her 1975 trial in Germany, a witness told how she “seized children by their hair and threw them on trucks heading to the gas chambers.” She directly murdered 80 people, abetted the murder of 102 children, and collaborated in the murder of 1,000 people. She was released in 1996 for health reasons. She died in 1999.
Richard Trenton Chase..murdered and cannibalized 6 people in one month in Sacramento, CA giving him the name "The Vampire Killer". He consumed his victims blood and believed Nazi's were trying to poison him.