On September 29, 1982, 12-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove, IL, took some Extra Strength Tylenol and mysteriously died. Shortly thereafter, Adam Janus of Arlington Heights, IL, also unexpectedly passed away; he took Extra Strength Tylenol as well.
These were just the first two deaths of the still unsolved Tylenol murders. Over the course of three days, seven lives were lost in the Chicagoland area. Authorities discovered the pills were laced with potassium cyanide, just like the Flavor Aid in the Jonestown Massacre. While reporters and investigators had their hunches as to who poisoned the over-the-counter pain medication (and how), the murders remain unsolved.
Seven People Died In A Matter Of Days
A Nurse Was The First To Make The Connections Between The Deaths
Johnson & Johnson Received A Letter Saying The Killings Would Continue
The Prime Suspect Was (And Still Is) James Lewis
The Unabomber Was Also Suspected
There Were Copycat Crimes