UPDATED: March 22, 10:45 a.m. ET
The parents of the suspected Austin serial bomber are leadership figures in a business with an inscrutable mission statement, and which appears to be affiliated with a large multi level marketing corporation.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities have identified Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, as the suspect in a series of deadly bombings in Austin, Texas, that began earlier this month. Conditt died after he detonated an explosive in his vehicle early Wednesday as authorities were attempting to apprehend him.
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Conditt was reportedly homeschooled by his mother, Danene Conditt. Danene and her husband William Patrick Conditt, known as Pat, are listed among the leadership on a website for a business called LDT Texas. The objective of the business is not clear from the company’s website, which says it is affiliated with CDG Marketing.
As of Wednesday morning, the LDT Texas website had been taken down.
CDG Marketing has a retail page on Amway’s website, along with a photo of Pat and Danene Conditt. A phone number listed is not in service.
Amway is a company that sells home and health products through multi level marketing. Independent contractors selling Amway products earn revenue through their own direct sales and get a portion of the revenue from additional distributors they recruit. Multi level marketing is sometimes criticized as “pyramid” selling, but there is no indication at this time that the Conditts were involved in any improper business practices.
Amway was investigated by the Federal Trade Commission in the 1970s for suspected illegal pyramid scheme practices, but the investigation found that Amway did not violate the law.
It is unclear what, if anything, LTD Texas actually sells; or if it is possibly a recruiting tool for the Conditts’ Amway business. CrimeOnline reached out to the people listed as the top leaders of the company as well as several others named among its leadership, and did not hear back from any of them.
In their bio statement, Pat and Danene Conditt say, “We have been blessed to be associated with the LTD team for over 6 years and have enjoyed substantial financial blessing through this opportunity. We no longer work in the corporate world and work hard to help others achieve their goals.
“If you have a desire to be challenged and if you want to perform on an level playing field–where your success will be proportional to your effort–you have found the right team. Welcome.”
A LinkedIn profile for a Patrick Conditt of Austin says that he is presently an account executive at an information technology company based out of Tempe, Arizona. CrimeOnline has not yet confirmed this profile belongs to the serial bombing suspect’s father.
LTD Texas lists a number of businesses on its website as partners. CrimeOnline spoke to Kurt Warner, a former NFL player who is listed as a partner on the company website. Warner said he never before heard of LTD Texas, but confirmed that he had previously been associated with Amway as a spokesperson. That former Amway relationship appears to be the distant link between Warner and LTD Texas.
Dick’s Sporting Goods and Detroit Red Wings are among additional businesses listed as partners. By the time CrimeOnline reached a representative from Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday morning, the LTD Texas website had been taken down.
Dick’s Sporting Goods did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
On its “Our Values” page, the LTD Texas website featured a signature coat of arms.
“This shield or Coat Of Arms embodies our approach and attitude towards business and life,” the website text read. “We will approach everything as a battle to be won and we will do it with integrity and honor.”
Mark Anthony Conditt attended but did not graduate from Austin Community College, NBC reports.
As part of a school project, Conditt created a conservative blog, which includes posts arguing for outlawing same-sex marriage as well as eliminating the sex offender registry.
Authorities have not yet revealed a motive for the serial bombings, which killed a man and a 17-year-old boy and injured at least four more people. Three of the four bombs were sent to home addresses in Austin, and the victims were all racial minorities.
[Feature image: LTD Texas website]