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Cat Hairs Convict Texas Woman

Find out how the FBI was able to incriminate a Texas woman by using her cat’s hairs.

Cat hair. It’s a fact of life for feline aficionados, and even the most vigorous lint-rolling never seems to get it all. FBI officers investigating a Texas woman accused of sending letter bombs to politicians used a cat hair stuck under the address label of one of the letters to help convict her.

Cat hair brush grooming tool.
Cat hairs helped solve a very serious crime. Photography ©Xanya69 | Getty Images.

The hair was compared to a sample from the woman’s pet cat and proved to be a match. The cat was out of the bag after that!

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Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.

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6 thoughts on “Cat Hairs Convict Texas Woman”

  1. Either family or friends will step in, or she will go to a no-kill shelter.
    The cat had nothing to do with it. It’s all the owner’s fault for being stupid enough to threaten people.

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  2. Sharon Faulkner

    Let’s hope she goes to a Sanctuary or this woman’s friends and family might take it out on her for (innocently) fingering her owner. If t his woman sends out letter bombs she can’t have a real stable group of people around her.

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