The Boston office of the FBI is conducting a search the home of James William Lewis, a man convicted of extortion in connection with the 1982 Tylenol killings, sources said today.The search was being conducted at his home in Cambridge, Mass., the sources said, but Lewis was not in custody.
The Boston FBI would only confirm they were involved in a search "related to an ongoing criminal investigation," said spokesperson Gail Marcinkiewicz.
Seven people in the Chicago area died after ingesting Tylenol capsules that had been laced with cyanide. No one ever has been arrested and charged with murder, but the FBI has continued to take tips.
Lewis was convicted of trying to extort $1 million from the manufacturer of Tylenol after the killings.