Jumping to False Conclusions: The Anthrax Scare

Posted on August 3, 2008



WASHINGTON (CNN) — DNA evidence from the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings led authorities to a suspect who officials say killed himself, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

The DNA linked the anthrax used in the mailing to a flask used in Bruce Ivins’ lab at the U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases, said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

Officials say Ivins, a scientist at the lab in Fort Detrick, Maryland, committed suicide. He was found unconscious at his home July 27 and died at a Maryland hospital Tuesday, the same day he was to have discussed a plea deal with prosecutors. [more]

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