Unabomber News History

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HEADLINE: FBI List Details Evidence Found in Kaczynski Cabin




The search of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski's cabin yielded several guns, explosive devices, the names and addresses of corporate executives, street maps of the San Francisco area and bus schedules, an FBI document confirmed today.

In a filing released in U.S. District Court, the FBI also confirmed published reports that three typewriters had been found in the cabin, as well as unspecified documents and notes.

But the lengthy list does not identify any of those documents as the original text of the Unabomber manifesto, copies of which were sent to the New York Times and the Washington Post. A source told the Associated Press last week that a document was found that appeared to be the original of the manifesto.

The list does not use the word "Unabomber," and it does not identify the corporate executives.

Kaczynski, 53, was arrested at the cabin near Lincoln, Mont., two weeks ago and is being held on a single count of possessing bomb components. He has not been charged with any of the Unabomber attacks, which have killed three people and injured 23 in nine states over the past 18 years.

The FBI's 34-page list, with 20 or so items on each page, was released today along with the search warrant for the cabin and the description of what was expected to be found.

The findings were sometimes in meticulous detail. One finding, for example, simply read: "One 'Calumet Baking Powder' can containing soldering wire." The listings offered no interpretation or attempt to link the items either to the Unabomber or to his crimes.

But the items are suggestive. Dozens of entries were for chemicals. A pipe bomb was found, and at least four guns.

The list also described a hooded jacket, a blue zippered sweatshirt and hood and two pairs of plastic glasses. A witness who saw the Unabomber plant one bomb described him as wearing a hooded sweatshirt and aviator glasses, resulting in the widely circulated artist's sketch.

The FBI list, a computer inventory dated last Thursday, was ordered released today by U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell, the judge who authorized the original search.

The references to San Francisco and to corporate executives were cryptic. The item was listed as: "One 'Aldrich' box containing misc. papers, newspaper clippings, bus schedule, addresses of corporate officials and maps of San Francisco."

However, the references may be significant because the Unabomber, who raged against modern technology, targeted executives, focusing particularly on those linked to resource industries. Three of the bombings occurred in the San Francisco Bay area.