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Scientist under anthrax investigation kills himself

August 30, 2018
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A US Army scientist committed suicide as federal prosecutorsreadied an indictment alleging he mailed anthrax-laced letters in2001 in what the authorities said today may have been a bizarreattempt to test a vaccine for the deadly poison. (Sydney Morning Herald — 2 August, 2008)
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A top U.S. biodefense researcher killed himself as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings from 2001. (New York Times — 1 August, 2008)
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A top biodefense researcher has died of an apparent suicide just as the Justice Department was about to file charges against him in the 2001 anthrax attacks, according to a published report. (MSNBC — 1 August, 2008)
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With investigators close to filing charges in connection with the anthrax deaths in 2001, a researcher took his own life this week, a lawyer for the scientist said. (New York Times — 2 August, 2008)
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A federal grand jury was preparing to indict a Maryland bioweapons expert for his role in the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and terrorized the country, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.

(Washington Post — 2 August, 2008)
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After the suicide last week of Bruce Ivins, suspect in the 2001 anthrax mailings that killed five people, a colleague said investigators had gone after the wrong person. Dr. Russell Byrne described his “consternation at the ridiculous motives they’re attributing.” (MSNBC — 5 August, 2008)
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For nearly seven years, scientist Bruce E. Ivins and a small circle of fellow anthrax specialists at Fort Detrick’s Army medical lab lived in a curious limbo: They served as occasional consultants for the FBI in the investigation of the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks, yet they were all potential… (Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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A top U.S. biodefense researcher apparently committed suicide just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings that traumatized the nation in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a published report. (CNN — 1 August, 2008)
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Scientist Bruce Ivins became depressed under the strain of FBIscrutiny, writes Joby Warrick. (Sydney Morning Herald — 4 August, 2008)
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A Maryland scientist who committed suicide this week was about to be indicted in connection with the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and terrorized the country, two sources familiar with the investigation said today.

(Washington Post — 2 August, 2008)
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