From: Otis Willie
Subject: FBI finishes searches of anthrax building in Boca Raton, Florida
Organization: The American War Library
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 23:02:52 EDT
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 03:02:52 GMT
FBI finishes searches of anthrax building in Boca Raton, Florida
(EXCERPT) Tue Sep 10,11:32 PM ET
BOCA RATON, Florida - Federal investigators have completed their
search of the former headquarters of American Media Inc. after
scouring the building for 12 days looking for clues in last year's
anthrax attack that killed one person.
"We wrapped up and we left," FBI ( news - web sites) spokeswoman Judy
Orihuela said Tuesday. She declined to comment further.
Hundreds of samples were collected from the quarantined building, but
investigators would not say if they found the source of the anthrax
that fatally infected photo editor Robert Stevens last fall.
Stevens was the first of five people to die nationwide in the
Armed with new techniques to search for anthrax spores, investigators
returned to the building in Boca Raton Aug. 28, hoping new evidence
would revive the stalled 11-month-old investigation.
After the Oct. 7 quarantine, American Media moved its headquarters to
offices nearby to publish its six supermarket tabloids, including the
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