MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Package sent by Austin bombing suspect used the name 'Kelly Killmore'

This is the information on the shipping label affixed to one of the packages that the Austin bombing suspect attempted to send to a phony address in far South Austin. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

We have obtained the information listed on the shipping label affixed to one of the packages that the Austin bombing suspect attempted to send to a fictitious address in far South Austin.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt of Pflugerville, Texas.

The shipping label is from the package found on Tuesday at the FedEx sorting facility on McKinney Falls Parkway near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

That package did not explode, and was intercepted by law enforcement.

In the graphic, you can see that the package is labeled as being from Kelly Killmore -- a fake name and likely a morbid play on words from Conditt -- from an address that doesn't exist in the 78745 ZIP code.

Surveillance video from a FedEx Office store on Brodie Lane in South Austin helped investigators zero in on Conditt, along with location data from his cell phone and his purchases of nails and "exotic" batteries used in the bombs.

Investigators believe that Conditt sent two packages from the FedEx Office in Sunset Valley. One of them exploded at a FedEx sorting facility in Schertz, near San Antonio, and another one ended up at the location near ABIA.

According to sources, the bomber wanted it to look like the explosive packages were coming from a Southwest Austin neighborhood. The subdivision the bomber was trying to lead authorities to is a small neighborhood made up of about 60 homes. The exact address the bomber said the packages were coming from doesn't exist but the street does. That was enough to concern those who live there.

Residents in the southwest Austin neighborhood were surprised to learn about the investigation hitting so close to home. The big question they want answers to is why the bomber picked their street as the return address for the package bombs. "How did he get the name of our street? Because to be honest the street only came up on Google Maps like a month ago," said homeowner Leslie Lewis.

Even though the neighborhood had no idea they were on the bomber's radar until he was no longer a threat, residents say they think it'll still be a while before their community --and the entire city-- gets back to a feeling of normalcy.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley announced in a press conference early Wednesday morning that Conditt had killed himself by detonating an explosive device after being encountered by police on Interstate 35 in Round Rock.


close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending