AUSTIN, TEXAS (ABC NEWS) – New evidence overnight in the Austin serial bombings case. Police said the bomber left behind a confession tape, but several questions remain at this hour. Three weeks after the start of a bombing spree that terrorized the city of Austin.
Thursday morning, an apparent confession in the Austin serial bombings. Investigators said Mark Conditt left a 25-minute recording on his phone, detailing his plot.
Police said Conditt does not mention terrorism or hate, or why he chose the victims he did.
Conditt was able to elude authorities for weeks after allegedly triggering a bombing spree that killed two people and wounded at least five. It all ended when police said Conditt set off a bomb in his SUV as the swat team moved in.
Conditt’s pink gloves, seen in a surveillance image at FedEx store are one of the trademarks that led police right to him. Investigators reported those distinct gloves were available at a nearby Home Depot. And surveillance video from the store appeared to show the suspect and his license plate.
Investigators also matched the images with his receipts, saying he used the alias ‘Kelly Killmore” to send packages.
While the suspected bomber changed his tactics, from mailing bombs to trip wires, the ATF said he did have “a signature.”
Police have given no indication so far that the bomber had any accomplices.
One friend said he had strong political opinions. But as to how or why he may have targeted the victims, that remains a mystery.