The Road To Capture

Over the three-week investigation, the multi-agency task force yielded 138,000 calls and enlisted everything from geographic profilers to Pentagon reconnaissance planes to help catch the quarry. But i

Killings, clues and miscues ...

It took police 18 years to nab the Unabomber. At just 22 days, the sniper probe was comparatively speedy; still, it snaked through numerous wrong turns and culs-de-sac:

OCT. 2 A shot is fired into a store window; no one is hurt. Within an hour, a man is killed in Montgomery County, Md.

OCT. 3 D.C. police stop the sniper's blue Chevy Caprice for a "minor infraction" and scan the tag number. It comes up clean. Two hours later, a witness reports seeing a dark-hued, perhaps burgundy or cranberry Caprice leaving the scene of the...

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