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Sept. 23, 2021

The Chicago Tylenol Murders | Killer British Murder Stories Vol. 3 Feat. Bobbie Holmes


In the third volume of Killer British Murder Stories, I discuss the case of The Chicago Tylenol Murders with Bobbie Holmes of Killer Stories.

The Chicago Tylenol murders were a series of poisoning deaths resulting from drug tampering in the Chicago metropolitan area in 1982.

The victims had all taken Tylenol-branded acetaminophen capsules that had been laced with potassium cyanide.

A total of seven people died in the original poisonings, with several more deaths in subsequent copycat crimes, and no suspect was ever charged or convicted of the poisonings.

This is the second of two collaboration episodes Bobbie and I recently recorded. To hear me tell the story of Jamaican murderer Ricardo Linton, check out Killer Stories.

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Intro music:
David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

My recording equipment:
Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

Recorded in:
Zencastr

Edited in:
Audacity

Mastered in:
Auphonic

Bobbie's References:

https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2012/Chicago-Tylenol-Murders-An-Oral-History/

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/tylenol-murders-1982

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders

https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/chicago-tylenol-murders/

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/us/tylenol-acetaminophen-deaths.html

https://apnews.com/article/c501b46c160c342222d3414c286b74a1

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cyanide-laced-tylenol-kills-seven

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Bobbie Holmes

Podcast Host

Bobbie hosts 'Killer Stories', an independent true-crime podcast.