A Replay of the Tylenol Scare

Capsules laced with cyanide kill a New York woman

As she prepared for bed during an overnight stay with her boyfriend's family in Yonkers, N.Y., last week, Diane Elsroth, 23, complained of feeling ill. Her solicitous companion, Michael Notarnicola, also 23, brought her two capsules of Extra-Strength Tylenol from what he said was a previously unopened bottle purchased a week earlier by his mother. Twelve hours later, the stenographer, daughter of a New York State trooper, was found dead of what was later diagnosed as acute cyanide poisoning. Her death touched off a new scare, reminiscent of the still unsolved Tylenol panic of 1982, in which seven people in the...

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