Case Closed

In releasing a 92-page report on Friday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation closed its investigation into the 2001 anthrax case, reports the New York Times. The FBI concludes that the attacks were carried out by Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins, who killed himself in 2008. The bureau theorizes that the notes included with the anthrax mailings contained coded messages based on DNA biochemistry.

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