Is America Safe Now That The Austin Bombing Suspect Is Dead?

 

The Austin bombing suspect is dead, thanks to a tremendous law enforcement effort, but America is not yet safe from future attackers, serial killers, school shooters and other violent individuals. 

The one important question that authorities did not answer is why.
 
Why did 23-year old Mark Conduit, a young white man from the peaceful town of Pflugerville, terrorize his home town and the neighboring city of Austin? What compelled him to kill innocent civilians? What events in the course of his life led him to this insane point? And how did he keep his actions and intentions from everyone, including his family and roommates? And so on.
 
Authorities still haven’t put together an accurate picture of the bombing suspect which is critical. Psychological profiles are key to understanding the young bomber’s motives. Being a quiet kid and home schooled is just scratching the surface. Conditt appeared to be lonely and isolated, which is one of many reasons to become a serial killer but it’s not enough to explain 
his mad methodology and well-planned process of using the postal service and packages left at random spots to achieve his goal. Which is what exactly? 
 
Because there are so many unanswered questions, authorities should talk to his family. Again. Go to his friends and anyone who ever knew him. Check his internet history and social media accounts. Discover his online and offline activities. Did he fantasize about having control? Did he feel violated at some point in his childhood? Was he a victim of psychological abuse during childhood or encounter sexually stressful situations? Was there alcohol and substance abuse? 

If nothing else, Conditt fits the description of a typical sociopath. 

 
 
The Pflugerville sociopath left behind a phone confession, which is like leaving behind a suicide note. It is a piece of vital information but may not be enough to know the mind of the serial bomber. 
 
And it’s no easy task to get inside the mind of a serial killer. The one case that comes to mind is the manhunt for Gary Ridgway, a Seattle man with no known juvenile record, who pled guilty to killing 48 women. For 20 years, Ridgway terrorized the Northwest region, leaving behind a trail of female bodies. Until he was found. To get to the truth, detectives did something unique in law enforcement history: they secretly moved him out of jail and into their headquarters, where he lived in a small office for nearly six months, sleeping on a mattress.
 
 
In the case of the Austin bomber, we’ll never know his complete motives. Because he’s dead. A dead suspect is a lost opportunity. 
 
So, yes for now, the case is closed. Austinites can move on with their lives peacefully.
 
Until terror strikes again. And it will.