History’s Secrets: Hunting the Anthrax Killer
On September 18, 2001, two anthrax-laced letters were mailed to major media companies in the U.S. Three weeks later, two more letters addressed to prominent senators surfaced. In total, the attacks killed five people and made 17 unwell.
Recently, this case – one of the biggest and most complex criminal investigations in U.S. history, and the only major bio terrorism attacks to date on American soil – finally came to a close.
The FBI concluded that a sole person – government bio-defence researcher and one time lead scientist in the investigations, Bruce E. Ivins – was responsible for the 2001 anthrax mailings. They solved the case…But are they right?