Twenty two years ago this week, federal authorities arrested Ted Kaczynski — known as the Unabomber — in his remote cabin near Lincoln, Montana, ending a 17-year reign of terror.
While the Unabomber had no strong ties to the Sacramento region, both his first and final murders occurred here. It was in 1995 that Kaczynski, a Harvard-trained mathematician and forest recluse, claimed his final victim, Sacramento timber lobbyist Gil Murray. Murray was killed by a powerful bomb that tore through the California Forestry Association offices on I Street.
Longtime political communications professional Kevin Eckery worked with Murray — and also with the bomb’s intended target, William Dennison — at the Association.
Eckery sat down with Capitol Weekly’s John Howard — who covered the Unabomber for AP — and Tim Foster to share his memories about the case that drew international attention.