1/15/2021Chicago Cyanide Murders: A Case Study in Cellular Respiration1/3Name(s):___________________________________________________Chicago Cyanide Murders: A Case Study in Cellular RespirationPart 1: BackgroundIn September of 1982 ,Mary Kellerman gave her 12 yearold daughter a painkiller when she awoke during the nightcomplaining of a sore throat. At 7 am the next morning,her daughter was found collapsed on the bathroom floor,and later pronounced dead.Adam Janus, a postal worker in another Chicago suburbalso died unexpectedly, though originally it was thought hehad suffered from a heart attack. While his family gatheredto mourn their loss, his brother and sister became ill andlater died.In the days that followed, three more unexplained deathsoccurred in nearby Chicago suburbs. Investigators foundthat all of the victims had taken an extra strength tylenolhours before their death. They suspected that someonehad tampered with the medication.Symptoms exhibited by each of the victims included:weakness, dizziness, sleepinessflushed, bright red, skin toneheadacheshortness of breath and rapid breathingvomitingconfusion and disorientationQuestions:1. In your opinion, are the seven deaths connected. What additional information would you need to determine if they areconnected?