FBI's "Smoking Gun" Against Ivins Evaporates
By MATT APUZZO – 22 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The story has all the ingredients for a good conspiracy theory: a killer germ created in a secret government lab, a government on the brink of war, a murder investigation with unanswered questions, and a suspect who committed suicide before he could be charged.
The Justice Department considers the 2001 anthrax attacks solved, but for skeptics and conspiracy theorists, it's far from over.
It has been a week since authorities laid out much of their case against Bruce Ivins, a psychologically troubled Army scientist who killed himself as prosecutors prepared to charge him as the lone anthrax killer. Since then, armchair investigators, bloggers and scientists have pored over hundreds of pages of documents and circulated their own ideas about what happened.