The Berzerkers: Open Season on Microbiologists (C)
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January 5, 2003
First anthrax attacks in the U.S.: October 19, 2001
November 12, 2001:
Dr. Benito Que, a cell biologist working on infectious diseases like HIV, was found dead outside his laboratory at the Miami Medical School. This murder was accomplished as the scientist left his job at University of Miami's School of Medicine. He headed for his car, a white Ford Explorer parked on Northwest 10th Avenue. The word among his friends is that four men armed with a baseball bat attacked him at his car.
November 14, 2001:
Dr. Don C. Wiley leaves the St. Jude's Children Research Advisory Dinner in Memphis, TN. Dr. Wiley was one of the world's most highly renoun biochemists who worked at Harvard. Thirty-five days later, Dr. Wiley's body was fished out of the Mississippi River, 300 miles south of where he allegedly jumped from the Hernando DeSoto Bridge.
November 23, 2001:
Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, a former microbiologist for Biopreparat, the Soviet biological-weapons production facility was found dead in Wiltshire, England. Dr. Pasechnik defected from the Soviet Union in 1989. His revelations about the scale of the Soviet Union's production of such biological agents as anthrax, plague, tularaemia and smallpox provided an inside account of one of the best kept secrets of the Cold War. Cause of death: stroke
December 10, 2001:
Dr. Robert M. Schwartz was found murdered in Leesberg, Virginia. Dr. Schwartz was a well-known DNA sequencing researcher. He founded the Virginia Biotechnology Association where he worked on DNA sequencing for 15 years. He was stabbed to death.
December 14, 2001:
Microbioligst Set Van Nguyen, a 15 year employee at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's animal diseases facility in Geelong, Australia. . Victoria. Set Van Nguyen, 44, appeared to have died after entering an airlock into a storage laboratory filled with nitrogen. He was killed after entering a low temperature storage area where biological samples were kept.
February 8, 2002:
The head of the microbiology sub-faculty of the Russian State Medical University, Victor Korshunov found dead of head injuries in the entrance of the house in Academician Bakulev Street, Moscow, where the 56-year-old scientist lived.
According to Pravda it was the third death of a scientist within a few weeks. In January, the Russian Academy of Science lost two scientists, both well known around the world. Academician Ivan Glebov died as a result of a bandit attack in St Petersburg and corresponding Member of the Academy of Science Alexi Brushlinski was killed in Moscow."
February 16, 2002:
Dr. Ian Langford found dead at his blood-spattered and apparently ransacked home. Langford was a Senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia's Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (UK), was discovered on Monday night by police and ambulance men. The body was naked from the waist down and partly wedged under a chair. Cause of death: not determined by post-mortem examination.
February 27, 2002:
Dr. Tanya Holzmayer, a pioneering scientist, murdered by a former colleague, Guyang Huang. He shot her when she opened her front door of her Mt. View, California home. Mr. Huang then conventiently killed himself. Case closed. Dr. Holzmayer was a Russian born genomic scientist who had co-invented a tool that has helped find hundreds of molecular targets to combat cancer and HIV. Holzmayer and her family came to the United States in 1989. (Same year Dr. Pasechnik, also now deceased, defected from the Soviet Union.)
Denver, CO, Dr. Steven Mostow died in a small plane crash. Dr. Mostow, 63, was one of the country's leading infectious disease experts and was Associate Dean at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Mostow was an exprrt on the threat of bioterrorism.
March 27, 2002:
David Wynn-Williams, an award-winning microbiologist died when he was struck by a vehicle while out jogging (England). In 2000 he was appointed leader of the Antarctic Astrobiology Project, which explores the effects of environmental stress at the limits of life on Earth. Wynn-Williams had assessed the capability of microbes to adapt to environmental extremes, including the bombardment of ultraviolet rays and global warming.
There are many more dead microbiologists world wide. Murders, suicides, accidents. Devvy's investigative reporting on these deaths was cutting-edge and beat out even the Canadian media. For some unfathomable reason, the "mainstream media" in the U.S. has failed to give any attention to this phenomenon except a few snippets in newspapers here and there. Why?
The Devvy Kidd Archive CD carries almost one hundred pages of research on these deaths and the 250 page official police investigation into the death of Dr. Don C. Wiley by the Memphis Police Department.
Devvy has now obtained the autopsy reports on the man who killed Dr. Holtzmayer and the official investigative report. When Dr. Holtzmayer opened her door that fateful night, a pizza delivery man was standing there. Only problem there: Dr. Holtzmayer never ordered pizza. Mr. Huang then stepped out from behind this delivery man and shot Dr. Holtzmayer. Who called the pizza parlor?
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