One of the Austin bomber’s intended targets was a white female college student and spa worker, according to a new report.
Nurse Anita Ward told the Austin Statesman that a bomb-filled box recovered from a FedEx facility Tuesday — after a second package sent by the same person detonated at another shipping center — was addressed to her daughter.
“They’re still investigating, we’re still providing them information,” Ward told the paper. “We pretty much know as much as (authorities) can release to us. We still have a lot of unanswered questions.”
Ward’s daughter, who wasn’t named, currently attends Austin Community College, where confessed bomber Mark Conditt studied from 2010 to 2012, but she wasn’t at the school back then and doesn’t know him, her mom says.
The package was addressed to Austin Med Spa, where both Ward and her daughter work.
Conditt, 24, wasn’t a customer at the Downtown Austin salon and no one else on staff recognizes him, the spa’s owner said.
“All of us here are very shaken up by what has happened and we’re very grateful the FBI was able to intercept the package, the bomb, before it arrived here,” Suzette Smith told the Statesman.
The two bomb-package recipients who died in Conditt’s three-week spree came from prominent local black families, leading to speculation that they were targeted due to their race.
Cops say a 28-minute taped “confession” left by the 24-year-old before he blew himself up Wednesday made no mention of “hate” — nor did it offer much in the way of any specific motive.