February 19th, 2010

Case Closed On Anthrax Letter Killer

by Philip Baruth

Federal authorities will announce shortly that the case against the mailer of those post-9/11 anthrax letters, including the “Leahy Letter” targeting Pat Leahy’s office, has been closed. The FBI is confident that they found their man last year, a military researcher named Dr. Bruce Ivins.

leahy letter

Of course, Ivins was dead when they reached him, an apparent suicide. Suicide by Tylenol, in fact. Which ties a wonderfully neat bow around a case that threatened to reach into the murkiest layers of the US bio-weapons establishment.

If you want to read our interview with Pat Leahy of a few years back, in which he talks candidly about the case, it’s worth a lunch hour.