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U.S. scientist in anthrax case kills himself: report
Fri Aug 1, 6:54 AM
By Alan Elsner
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. government scientist who helped investigate a series of deadly anthrax attacks in 2001 has died from an apparent suicide, just as the Justice Department was about to charge him with carrying out the attacks, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.
The newspaper identified the man as Bruce Ivins, 62, and said he had worked for the last 18 years at government bio-defense research laboratories near Washington DC, at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
CNN interviewed a man who identified himself as Tom Ivins, brother of the deceased. He confirmed his brother had committed suicide and said he himself had been interviewed by the FBI 18 months ago in connection with the investigation.