Officials: FBI Ready to Close Anthrax Case

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two officials say the FBI is ready to end its
probe into the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings, more than a week after
the suicide of a top suspect in the case.

That word comes as a federal judge orders hundreds of pages of documents in the case opened. The papers are from the FBI's probe
into the mailings that left five people dead and more than a dozen
sickened. Federal officials are also presenting details of the case
to anthrax survivors and families of the victims.

The documents OK'd for release include at least 14 search warrants involving Army microbiologist Bruce Ivins. Federal investigators say they were closing in on Ivins as a suspect when he died last week after committing suicide.

The papers also include the government summaries used to justify the search warrants, along with the warrants themselves and summaries of what FBI agents seized in each search. They're also expected to reveal how the FBI narrowed the scope of its investigation to Ivins.


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