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Cal U Receives Donation Of Unabomber Evidence

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Some of the papers used in the investigation of the infamous Unabomber are now at the California University of Pennsylvania.

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- Today marks 25 years since Ted Kaczynski was arrested in one of the most infamous crime sprees in history. The bombs created by Kaczynski in his cabin in rural Montana killed three people and injured dozens of others. More than two decades later, those who were there say they remember that day very well.

- I ran home for lunch in between class and turned on the TV. Peter Jennings broke in that they had found the Unabomber in Montana. I was like, what? And so then, I immediately called into the station and, you know, what's going on? What are we doing? And then, I don't even think I ate lunch. I just packed up and ran to work after that.

- Wow. Kaczynski is currently serving eight life sentences without the possibility of parole at the federal Supermax facility in Colorado. And it was the way the Unabomber wrote that allowed investigators to identify him. Now, some of the papers used in the investigation are at California University of Pennsylvania. They were donated by James Fitzgerald, an instructor in Cal U's criminal justice and psychology department and the FBI profiler who broke the case. Eventually, all of the files, both writings from Ted Kaczynski and Fitzgerald's analysis, will be digitized and cataloged.