Thirty-four worshippers were injured in that blast, but agents have not yet linked the explosion to one last December, at a church in a nearby town that killed a volunteer.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI are questioning scores of people in this farm belt community of 34,000 on the chance there were co-conspirators. Residents have been left uneasy about the possibility of another explosion.
Federal agents reportedly searched a property owned by Shotts in Florida where material hinting at his involvement in a satanic cult was among the evidence seized. Agents want to know if the bombings were a conspiracy, or just the work of one sick mind.
Little is known about Richard Shotts, but here is what investigators have learned.
- Shotts was about 40 and lived with his mother in Danville.
- Out of high school, he enlisted in the Army.
- He was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon in 1986.
- Three times, he received treatment in the psychiatric ward at a veterans' hospital in Danville.
Federal agents are still looking for answers, but so far, no arrests.
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