Tylenol Cyanide Scare~"The Chicago Tylenol murders occurred when seven people died after taking pain-relief medicine capsules that had been poisoned. The poisonings, code-named TYMURS by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, took place in late 1982 in the Chicago area of the United States. These poisonings involved Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which had been laced with potassium cyanide. The incidents led to reforms in the packaging of over... 1982, Remain Unsolved, Chicago Tylenol, American History, Federer Bureau, Murder Chicago, Chicagoland Area, Tylenol Murder, Chicago Area
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.
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