Mark Anthony Conditt, 24, of Pflugerville, Texas, has been identified as the suspected Austin bomber — and he blew himself up when confronted by police ...
Conditt — seen above in a Facebook post made by his mother at the time he finished home schooling — apparently used a disguise when mailing explosive devices from a FedEx center.
Officials have said he used foreign and “exotic” batteries ordered online from Asia. There is still no indication where he would have acquired the skills necessary for making incendiary devices, but he had no military background.
Cops zeroed in on him using his trail of receipts, plus FedEx surveillance video and cellphone records:
Convinced that this was their man, police worked quickly. Late Tuesday night they used cell phone technology to track Conditt to a hotel in Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin, according to the American-Statesman. There, they spotted the vehicle witnesses had told investigators he was driving.
No motive is yet known, but the killer was white and all of his victims were black or Hispanic. UPDATE: TMZ reports that Conditt made his feelings about homosexuality and abortion known in a series of blog posts, writing: