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Shape-Shifting Suspect Speeds Off In Squad Car

She's lucky it wasn't a stick shift. In a trick that would have made Houdini blush, a 38-year-old shoplifting suspect somehow managed to squeeze through the small opening separating the front and back seats of a police squad car and sped away in the cruiser Friday - possibly while wearing handcuffs, police said.

Suspect In Torture Of Women Shot To Death

A man wanted in Maryland for chaining two women in his basement as sex slaves was shot to death in New York. Richard Elliott, 57, was slain Sunday night at the Andes, N.Y., home of Robert Webster, police said Monday. The motive for the shooting was not immediately known, and Webster, 45, was not charged.

Suspected Drug Dealer Sought

A woman suspected of dealing drugs is this week's Secret Witness target. Anita Francis Jacobs, 35, is wanted on a felony warrant charging her with delivery of a controlled substance.

Planes Used In Hunt For Murder Suspect

The Civil Air Patrol was summoned Thursday to help search for a Athol man suspected of killing his wife and daughter. There has been no sign of Vern Henry, 44, who has been missing since at least early Monday morning when his wife, Connie and 18-year-old daughter Heather were discovered shot to death at their home. "We had one possible sighting Monday afternoon" that yielded nothing, said Kootenai County Sheriff's Capt. Ben Wolfinger.

Secret Witness Offers $1,000 For Help On Theater Holdup

Secret Witness is offering $1,000 for the solution to an armed robbery Monday night at the Lyons Cinemas. Two men confronted the manager and other employees at the theater about 10:40 p.m., while audiences were in all screening rooms.

Geiger Inmate Escapes From Fairgrounds Work Detail

A 27-year-old inmate is on the loose after escaping from a work detail Monday, Geiger Corrections Center officials reported. Authorities are looking for Scott A. Hahn of Spokane. He was serving a 275-day sentence after being convicted last year of drunken driving with a suspended license.

Secret Witness Seeks Marks Family Member

Secret Witness is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of "Tommy" Stanko Marks. Marks, 34, is wanted on federal warrants for obstruction of justice, witness tampering and conspiracy. He is also wanted on a state warrant for second degree assault.

Reward Offered To Help Solve Armed Robbery

Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that solves an armed robbery last Tuesday. Four men, all wearing ski masks and carrying weapons, entered the Chinese Gardens Restaurant, 5207 E. Trent, about 7:20 p.m.

Deputies Seeking Culprits After Man Beaten, Robbed

Sheriff's deputies are searching for three men who reportedly beat a man Saturday afternoon and robbed him at gunpoint. The 19-year-old victim was taken to Valley Hospital and Medical Center where he was treated for facial cuts and bruises and released. The robbers stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

Did Failed Romance Ignite Kaczynski’s Rage In 1978? Federal Investigators Want To Know What Made Suspected Unabomber Tick

Federal law enforcement authorities involved in the Unabomber case are investigating whether there is a connection between suspect Theodore J. Kaczynski's brief failed relationship with a woman in Lombard, Ill., in 1978 and the beginnings that same year of a deadly bombing spree that continued sporadically until last year, according to sources close to the investigation. The soured relationship was brought to federal investigators' attention by Kaczynski's family as a troubling episode from his past and one of the only personal relationships they recall the intensely shy and reclusive Kaczynski having before he went into seclusion in a Lincoln, Mont., hideaway.

Intelligence Sets This Suspect Apart

As a self-absorbed loner, the man suspected of being the Unabomber shares a classic profile with other accused terrorists in all but one respect, psychiatric specialists say: He is a good deal smarter than disaffected outsiders such as Timothy McVeigh, the prime suspect in the Oklahoma bombing. And it is that mixture of twisted psyche and high intelligence that appears to make Theodore J. Kaczynski unusual, they say. It is certainly what seems to have enabled him to elude law enforcement officials for so long. The Unabomber "is clearly someone who is paranoid and extremely insensitive, someone who can inflict enormous pain on others without caring," said Dr. Charles Ford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, who has studied sociopathic killers. "But he also is an extremely bright individual who has a need to show the world how clever and bright he is."

Kaczynski Lived A Life On The Fringe Ex-Colleagues At Berkeley Mystified By His Changes

The man suspected of sending lethal bombs from coast to coast lived a drab "bachelor's life" in a handmade Montana cabin, his former neighbor said. And two former colleagues at the University of California at Berkeley recalled that Theodore Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, had an uncanny talent for numbers but showed almost no interest in having contact with other teachers at the school.

Chronicling The Unabomber’s Trail

Bombings linked to the so-called Unabomber. The FBI gave the case the code name "Unabom" because early targets were universities and airlines. May 25-26, 1978: A package is found at a parking lot at University of Illinois at Chicago and brought to Northwestern University in Evanston because of the return address. It explodes when it is opened on May 26, injuring one person. May 9, 1979: One person injured at Northwestern University.