Bruce Ivins, the accused in the 2001 anthrax attack commits suicideAugust 1st, 2008 - 11:45 pm ICT by David M N James
The man who was behind analysis of 2001 Anthrax attacks has committed suicide.
The man died just as investigators were closing in on filling a case about the anthrax complex.
Bruce E. Ivins, 62, was an official at the biodefense laboratories in Fort Detrick. He was accused of anthrax attacks in the United States. This led to the worry by state security machinations over the safety of Americans as their own kin were planning dangerous terrorist activities in their neighborhoods. Elvin’s was a managing director for the past 33 years. He was informed about the developments of the investigation into the incidents, which traumatized the nation in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Bruce was a high profile government scientist and he was instrumental in helping the FBI analyze samples from the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Bruce has reportedly died in Maryland after committing suicide, just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him for the attacks.
According to official sources in a statement to the media “For six years, Dr. Ivins fully cooperated with that investigation, assisting the government in every way that was asked of him,” State officials have been trying to exonerate Mr. Ivins by relentlessly stating that he had not played a role in the anthrax deaths of at least five people. “The relentless pressure of accusation and innuendo takes its toll in different ways on different people, as has already been seen in this investigation,” Mr. Kemp said. “In Dr. Ivins’ case, it led to his untimely death”.
These statements by Mr. Kemp come at a time when many Americans are still grappling with the reality of September 11the when thousands of lives were lost. This is a loss to justice of those who suffered and Americans are pondering how timely his death was since the FBI would have nailed him on the cross for the attacks.