Oklahoma City Bombing

The Details:

On April 19, 1995, an ex-army officer named Timothy McVeigh parked a rented Ryder truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.  Inside the vehicle was a powerful bomb made out of a deadly cocktail of agricultural fertilizer, diesel fuel, and other chemicals.  Within moments, the surrounding area looked like a war zone. A third of the building had been reduced to rubble, with many floors flattened like pancakes. Dozens of cars were incinerated and more than 300 nearby buildings were damaged or destroyed.  The human toll was still more devastating: 168 souls lost, including 19 children, with several hundred more injured.  It was the worst act of homegrown terrorism in the nation’s history.

The Mystery:

The mystery to be solved is "What was the reasoning behind his hatred towards the government that ultimately drove him to do what he did?".

The Sources:





The Victims:

The victims are those that lost their lives due to the devastating bombing.

The Suspects:

The suspects obviously include Timothy McVeigh, and his partners Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier.

The Evidence:

The evidence is, "Agents found traces of the chemicals used in the explosion on McVeigh’s clothes and a business card on which McVeigh had suspiciously scribbled, “TNT @ $5/stick, need more”. They learned about McVeigh’s extremist ideologies and his anger over the events at Waco two years earlier."

The Proposed Narrator:

My narrator for my story will be Timothy McVeigh himself.

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