Forensic Science Consultants Group, Cardiff, CA
Vanguard Residential Contents Appraisals, San Diego, CA
(Received 5 August 1999; accepted 18 October 1999)
A news item in the newspaper, the Evening Star, for the Country, October 18, 1833, probably is the first report of a mail bomb in the United States. It is also likely to be the first defusing of a mail bomb. The device appeared to be extraordinarily sophisticated and would have likely worked had it not been for suspicions of the recipient of the bomb.
Paper ID: JFS14804J