Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six. Criminal Molecular and Classic Cases.
Leave a respectful comment. Tylenol capsules are removed from the shelves of a drug store after reports of tampering in February of In early JanuaryIllinois authorities renewed the investigation.
Seven people died of cyanide poisoning between 29 September and 1 Octoberall after having taken Tylenol. Insix adults and one year-old girl died of cyanide poisoning in Chicago after taking capsules of Extra Strength Tylenol.
Nothing looked out of the ordinary.
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Also on this day Play video. See the top 10 unsolved crimes. That same day, a year-old postal worker named Adam Janus of Arlington Heights, Illinois, died of what was initially thought to be a massive heart attack but turned out to be cyanide poisoning as well.
The Tylenol murders, which inspired copycat crimes involving other products, were never solved, although various individuals were investigated. He had been charged with a Kansas City murder after police found the remains of one of his former clients in bags in his attic; charges were dropped after a judge ruled that the police search of Lewis' home was illegal.
Mary McFarland was 31; her brother told the Associated Press that "she went in the back room and took I don't know how many Tylenol — at least one, obviously — and within minutes she was on the floor. In the FBI reopened the investigation into the Tylenol murders and even focused their investigation on Lewis.
Over sales people made presentations for the medical community to restore confidence on the product. This report has been updated to remove the reported amount of cyanide used.