Authorities in Texas believe residents can breathe a sigh of relief after finding what they are calling a recorded “confession” from the accused serial bomber who has terrorized the state’s capital in recent weeks.
Following news Wednesday morning that Mark Anthony Conditt had been killed in an explosion inside his vehicle as police closed in on him, updates indicate a 25-minute recording refers only to the seven devices already linked to him.
That number includes the bomb he is suspected of using to end his own life after a series of leads this week led police to identify him as a suspect, according to Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.
In a news conference, he confirmed investigators located the audio admission, though it was unclear from available reports where it was found.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Pflugerville resident was identified as a suspect and led police on a pursuit at some point overnight Tuesday.
Police reportedly tracked Conditt to a hotel in Round Rock, where they attempted to approach him before he drove off, detonating the explosive device a short time later.
The 24-year-old has been identified as an Austin Community College graduate who has previously worked as a computer repair technician but was unemployed at the time of the bombings.
His family released a statement expressing their grief over the news of his death and apparent involvement in the string of bombings.
The statement indicated that his family was “devastated and broken” over the developments.
Offering prayers for “families who have lost loved ones,” Conditt’s family included prayers “for the soul of our Mark.”
[Featured image: Mark Anthony Conditt/Facebook via Associated Press]