Copyright 1994 Plain Dealer Publishing Co.
The Plain Dealer
December 12, 1994 Monday, FINAL / ALL
SECTION: NATIONAL; Pg. 4A
LENGTH: 144 words
HEADLINE: BOMBING MAY BE ONE OF SERIES
BYLINE: FROM WIRE REPORTS
DATELINE: NEWARK, N.J.
Federal investigators yesterday said the killing of a top advertising executive Saturday may have been the latest in a long series of crimes by a deadly bomber who specializes in mailing lethal packages to his victims.
The bomber, code named UNABOM, has been held responsible for 14 previous attacks since 1978 that have resulted in 23 injuries and one other death. The code name reflects the fact that most of the bomber's early targets involved universities or airlines.
On Saturday morning, Thomas J. Mosser, 50, died at his home in North Caldwell, N.J., after opening a package that had been delivered on Friday by the Postal Service. A statement issued by the FBI's Newark field office yesterday said that the bomb that killed Mosser "appears to have been constructed and mailed by the same individual" involved in the other UNABOM cases.