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Richard Moore

May 10, 2009, 7:51:44 PM5/10/09

B16098 / Fri, 16 Jun 2006 23:09:18 / Miscellaneous
While some of these deaths may be purely coincidental and seem to
pose no connection, many of these deaths are highly suspicious and
appear not to be random acts of violence. Many are just plain murders.
If you see any incorrect dates or errors, please provide me with
accurate information, Thank you!
Peace, Mark
[ LINK ]
List mirrored below. Rest in peace.
Awoken Research Group
In the 1980s over two dozen science graduates and experts working for
Marconi or Plessey Defence Systems died in mysterious circumstances,
most appearing to be suicides. TheMOD denied these scientists had
been involved in classified Star Wars Projects and that the deaths
were in any way connected.
Judge for yourself
March 1982: Professor Keith Bowden, 46
Expertise: Computer programmer and scientist at Essex University
engaged in work for Marconi, who was hailed as an expert on super
computers and computer-controlled aircraft.
Circumstance of Death: Fatal car crash when his vehicle went out of
control across a dual carriageway and plunged onto a disused railway
line. Police maintained he had been drinking but family and friends
all denied the allegation.
Coroners verdict: Accident.
April 1983: Lt-Colonel Anthony Godley, 49
Expertise: Head of the Work Study Unit at the Royal College of
Military Science.
Circumstance of Death: Disappeared mysteriously in April 1983 without
explanation. Presumed dead.
March 1985: Roger Hill, 49
Expertise: Radar designer and draughtsman with Marconi.
Circumstance of Death: Died by a shotgun blast at home.
Coroners verdict: Suicide.
November 19, 1985: Jonathan Wash, 29
Expertise: Digital communications expert who had worked atGEC and at
British Telecoms secret research centre at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.
Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of falling from a hotel room
in Abidjan, West Africa, while working for British Telecom. He had
expressed fears that his life was in danger.
Coroners verdict: Open.
August 4, 1986: Vimal Dajibhai, 24
NOTE: My records show this date to be Oct. 1986
Expertise: Computer software engineer with Marconi, responsible for
testing computer control systems of Tigerfish and Stingray torpedoes
at Marconi Underwater Systems at Croxley Green, Hertfordshire.
Circumstance of Death: Death by 74m (240ft.) fall from Clifton
Suspension Bridge, Bristol. Police report on the body mentioned a
needle-sized puncture wound on the left buttock, but this was later
dismissed as being a result of the fall. Dajibhai had been looking
forward to starting a new job in the City of London and friends had
confirmed that there was no reason for him to commit suicide. At the
time of his death he was in the last week of his work with Marconi.
Coroners verdict: Open.
October 1986: Arshad Sharif, 26
Expertise: Reported to have been working on systems for the detection
of submarines by satellite.
Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of placing a ligature around
his neck, tying the other end to a tree and then driving off in his
car with the accelerator pedal jammed down. His unusual death was
complicated by several issues: Sharif lived near Vimal Dajibhai in
Stanmore, Middlesex, he committed suicide in Bristol and,
inexplicably, had spent the last night of his life in a rooming house.
He had paid for his accommodation in cash and was seen to have a
bundle of high-denomination banknotes in his possession. While the
police were told of the banknotes, no mention was made of them at the
inquest and they were never found. In addition, most of the other
guests at the rooming house worked at British Aerospace prior to
working for Marconi, Sharif had also worked at British Aerospace on
guided weapons technology.
Coroners verdict: Suicide.
January 1987: Richard Pugh, 37
Expertise: MOD computer consultant and digital communications expert.
Circumstance of Death: Found dead in his flat in with his feet bound
and a plastic bag over his head. Rope was tied around his body,
coiling four times around his neck.
Coroners verdict: Accident.
January 12, 1987: Dr. John Brittan, 52
NOTE: My records show this one to be 1986
Expertise: Scientist formerly engaged in top secret work at the Royal
College of Military Science at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, and later
deployed in a research department at the MOD.
Circumstance of Death: Death by carbon monoxide poisoning in his own
garage, shortly after returning from a trip to the US in connection
with his work.
Coroners verdict: Accident.
February 1987: David Skeels, 43
Expertise: Engineer with Marconi.
Circumstance of Death: Found dead in his car with a hosepipe
connected to the exhaust.
Coroners verdict: Open.
February 1987: Victor Moore, 46
Expertise: Design Engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems.
Circumstance of Death: Died from an overdose.
Coroners verdict: Suicide.
February 22, 1987: Peter Peapell, 46
Expertise: Scientist at the Royal College of Military Science. He had
been working on testing titanium for its resistance to explosives and
the use of computer analysis of signals from metals.
Circumstance of Death: Found dead allegedly from carbon monoxide
poisoning, in his Oxfordshire garage. The circumstances of his death
raised some elements of doubt. His wife had found him on his back with
his head parallel to the rear car bumper and his mouth in line with
the exhaust pipe, with the car engine running. Police were apparently
baffled as to how he could have manoeuvred into the position in which
he was found.
Coroners verdict: Open.
March 30, 1987: David Sands, 37
Expertise: Senior scientist working for Easams of Camberley, Surrey,
a sister company to Marconi. Dr. John Brittan had also worked at
Circumstance of Death: Fatal car crash when he allegedly made a
sudden U-turn on a dual carriageway while on his way to work, crashing
at high speed into a disused cafeteria. He was found still wearing his
seat belt and it was discovered that the car had been carrying
additional petrol cans. None of the normal reasons for a possible
suicide could be found.
Coroners verdict: Open.
April 1987: George Kountis (age unknown)
Expertise: Systems Analyst at Bristol Polytechnic.
Circumstance of Death: Drowned the same day as Shani Warren (see
below) as the result of a car accident, his upturned car being found
in the River Mersey, Liverpool.
Coroners verdict: Misadventure.
(Kountis sister called for a fresh inquest as she thought things
didnt add up.)
April 10, 1987: Shani Warren, 26
Expertise: Personal assistant in a company called Micro Scope, which
was taken over by GEC Marconi less than four weeks after her death.
Circumstance of Death: Found drowned in 45cm. (18in) of water, not
far from the site of David Greenhalghs death fall. NOTE: My records
show Greenhalgh also died on April 10, 1987 when he fell off of a
bridge. Warren died exactly one week after the death of Stuart Gooding
and serious injury to Greenhalgh. She was found gagged with a noose
around her neck. Her feet were also bound and her hands tied behind
her back.
Coroners verdict: Open.
(It was said that Warren had gagged herself, tied her feet with rope,
then tied her hands behind her back and hobbled to the lake on
stiletto heels to drown herself.)
April 10, 1987: Stuart Gooding, 23
Expertise: Postgraduate research student at the Royal College of
Military Science.
Circumstance of Death: Fatal car crash while on holiday in Cyprus.
The death occurred at the same time as college personnel were carrying
out exercises on Cyprus.
Coroners verdict: Accident.
April 24, 1987: Mark Wisner, 24
Expertise: Software engineer at the MOD.
Circumstance of Death: Found dead on in a house shared with two
colleagues. He was found with a plastic sack around his head and
several feet of cling film around his face. The method of death was
almost identical to that of Richard Pugh some three months earlier.
Coroners verdict: Accident.
May 3, 1987: Michael Baker, 22
Expertise: Digital communications expert working on a defence project
at Plessey; part-time member of Signals Corps SAS.
Circumstance of Death: Fatal accident when his car crashed through a
barrier near Poole in Dorset.
Coroners verdict: Misadventure.
June 1987: Jennings, Frank, 60
Expertise: Electronic Weapons Engineer with Plessey.
Circumstance of Death: Found dead from a heart attack.
No inquest.
January 1988: Russell Smith, 23
Expertise: Laboratory technician with the Atomic Energy Research
Establishment at Harwell, Oxfordshire.
Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of a cliff fall at Boscastle
in Cornwall.
Coroners verdict: Suicide.
March 25, 1988: Trevor Knight, 52
NOTE: My records show Trevor Knight dying in May 1988.
Expertise: Computer engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems
in Stanmore, Middlesex.
Circumstance of Death: Found dead at his home in Harpenden,
Hertfordshire at the wheel of his car with a hosepipe connected to the
exhaust. A St.Albans coroner said that Knights woman friend, Miss
Narmada Thanki (who also worked with him at Marconi) had found three
suicide notes left by him which made clear his intentions. Miss Thanki
had mentioned that Knight disliked his work but she did not detect any
depression that would have driven him to suicide.
Coroners verdict: Suicide.
August 1988: Alistair Beckham, 50
Expertise: Software engineer with Plessey Defence Systems.
Circumstance of Death: Found dead after being electrocuted in his
garden shed with wires connected to his body.
Coroners verdict: Open.
August 22, 1988: Peter Ferry, 60
Expertise: Retired Army Brigadier and an Assistant Marketing Director
with Marconi.
Circumstance of Death: Found on 22nd or 23rd August 1988 electrocuted
in his company flat with electrical leads in his mouth.
Coroners verdict: Open
September 1988: Andrew Hall, 33
Expertise: Engineering Manager with British Aerospace.
Circumstance of Death: Carbon monoxide poisoning in a car with a
hosepipe connected to the exhaust.
Coroners verdict: Suicide.
End of Marconi File
1988: Stanley Irving Sigal, 35
Expertise: Top AIDS researcher at Mercks.
Circumstance of Death: In seat number 13B on Pan American Flight that
was shot down over Lockerbee Scotland.
1994/95?: Dr. Jawad Al Aubaidi
Expertise: Veterinary mycoplasma and had worked with various
mycoplasmas in the 1980s at Plum Island.
Circumstance of Death: He was killed in his native Iraq while he was
changing a flat tire and hit by a truck.
Source: Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
April 1996: Dr. Clive Bruton
Expertise: He had just produced a paper on a new strain of CJD. He
was a CJD specialist who was killed before his work was announced to
the public. He had been publicly arguing that deaths from CJD were
going unrecognised because it was assumed that Alzheimer disease
which has indistinguishable symptoms was the cause.
Circumstance of Death: He died in a car crash after an apparent heart
May 7, 1996: Tsunao Saitoh PhD, 46
Expertise: He was professor of neurosciences at the University of
California, San Diego. was an internationally respected researcher
into the reasons for diseases such as Alzheimers and had been doing
ground-breaking research on the deformation of the amyloid brain
protein (found in CJD and Alzheimers).
Circumstance of Death: He and his 13 year-old daughter were killed in
La Jolla, California, in what a Reuters report described as a very
professionally done shooting. He was dead behind the wheel of the
car, the side window had been shot out, and the door was open. His
daughter appeared to have tried to run away and she was shot dead, also.
Dec 25, 1997: Sidney Harshman, 67
Expertise: Professor of microbiology and immunology.
He was the worlds leading expert on staphylococcal alpha toxins,
according to Conrad Wagner, professor of biochemistry at Vanderbilt
and a close friend of Professor Harshman. He also deeply cared for
other people and was always eager to help his students and colleagues.
Circumstance of Death: Complications of diabetes
July 10, 1998: Elizabeth A. Rich, M.D., 46
Expertise: An associate professor with tenure in the pulmonary
division of the Department of Medicine at CWRU and University
Hospitals of Cleveland. She was also a member of the executive
committee for the Center for AIDS Research and directed the biosafety
level 3 facility, a specialized laboratory for the handling of HIV,
virulent TB bacteria, and other infectious agents.
Circumstance of Death: Killed in a traffic accident while visiting
family in Tennessee
September 1998: Jonathan Mann, 51
Expertise: Founding director of the World Health Organisations
global Aids programme and founded Project SIDA in Zaire, the most
comprehensive Aids research effort in Africa at the time, and in 1986
he joined the WHO to lead the global response against Aids. He became
director of WHOs global programme on Aids which later became the
UNAids programme. He then became director of the Francois-Xavier
Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, which was set up at
Harvard School of Public Health in 1993. He caused controversy earlier
this year in the post when he accused the US National Institutes of
Health of violating human rights by failing to act quickly on
developing Aids vaccines.
Circumstance of Death: Died in the Swissair Flight 111 crash in Canada.
March 2000: Larry C. Ford
Expertise: Served as a consultant to both the CIA and the chemical
and biological-weapons program of the South African Defense Forces,
headed by Wouter Basson. His contributions to Bassons program
included lectures on converting ordinary items into lethal biological
He provided samples of virulent, designer strains of cholera, anthrax,
botulism, plague, and malaria, as well as a bacteria he claimed had
been mutated to be pigment specific for the white minority
government of South Africa.
Circumstance of Death: Died of a shotgun blast at his home in Irvine,
Orange County, California. His death was later ruled a suicide.
April 15, 2000: Walter W. Shervington, M.D., 62
Expertise: An extensive writer/ lecturer/ researcher about mental
health and AIDS in the African American community.
Circumstance of Death: Died of cancer at Tulane Medical Hospital.
July 16, 2000: Mike Thomas, 35
Expertise: A microbiologist at the Crestwood Medical Center in
Circumstance of Death: Died a few days after examining a sample taken
from a 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with meningitis and survived.
November 19, 2000: Dr. Fred Knauert, 57
Expertise: He was a civilian scientist who served the U.S. Army
Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) for 17
Circumstance of Death: Died suddenly at his home.
December 25, 2000: Linda Reese, 52
Expertise: Microbiologist working with victims of meningitis.
Circumstance of Death: Died three days after she studied a sample
from Tricia Zailo, 19, a Fairfield, N.J., resident who was a sophomore
at Michigan State University. Tricia Zailo died Dec. 18, a few days
after she returned home for the holidays.
February 1, 2001: Dr. Shmuel Gillis, 42
Expertise: A senior hemotologist at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in
Jerusalem who treated patients suffering from leukemia and lymphoma
regardless of ethnic or religious orgin.
Circumstance of Death: Killed by 11 gunshots fired from a passing car
on a section of the Jerusalem-Hebron Highway.
February 16th, 2001: Dr Joe Gibbs, 76
Expertise: An expert on neurological diseases who helped show that
maladies like mad cow disease and scrapie are infectious rather than
Circumstance of Death: Died of a heart attack while in a hospital in
March 2001: Dr. Trudy L. Bush, 52
Expertise: Professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the
University of Maryland School of Medicine whose work in the field of
womens health brought her international acclaim.
Circumstance of Death: Died of undetermined causes at her home.
May 7, 2001: Professor Janusz Jeljaszewicz
Expertise: Expert in Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections. His
main scientific interests and achievements were in the mechanism of
action and biological properties of staphylococcal toxins, and
included the immunomodulatory properties and experimental treatment of
tumours by Propionibacterium.
November 2001: Yaacov Matzner, 54
Expertise: Dean of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in
Jerusalem and chairman of the Israel Society of Hematology and Blood
Transfusions, was the son of Holocaust survivors. One of the worlds
experts on blood diseases including familiar Mediterranean fever
(FMF), Matzner conducted research that led to a genetic test for FMF.
He was working on cloning the gene connected to FMF and investigating
the normal physiological function of amyloid A, a protein often found
in high levels in people with blood cancer.
Circumstance of Death: Professors Yaacov Matzner and Amiram Eldor
were on their way back to Israel via Switzerland when their plane came
down in dense forest three kilometres short of the landing field.
November 2001: Professor Amiram Eldor, 59
Expertise: Head of the haematology institute, Tel Avivs Ichilov
Hospital and worked for years at Hadassah-University Hospitals
haematology department but left for his native Tel Aviv in 1993 to
head the haematology institute at Ichilov Hospital. He was an
internationally known expert on blood clotting especially in women who
had repeated miscarriages and was a member of a team that identified
eight new anti-clotting agents in the saliva of leeches.
Circumstance of Death: Professors Yaacov Matzner and Amiram Eldor
were on their way back to Israel via Switzerland when their plane came
down in dense forest three kilometres short of the landing field.
November 6, 2001: Jeffrey Paris Wall, 41
Expertise: He was a biomedical expert who held a medical degree, and
he also specialized in patent and intellectual property.
Circumstance of Death: Mr. Walls body was found sprawled next to a
three-story parking structure near his office. He had studied at the
University of California, Los Angeles.
Nov. 16, 2001: Don C. Wiley, 57
Expertise: One of the foremost microbiologists in the United States.
Dr. Wiley, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard
University, was an expert on how the immune system responds to viral
attacks such as the classic doomsday plagues ofHIV, ebola and influenza.
Circumstance of Death: Police found his rental car on a bridge
outside Memphis, Tenn. His body was found Dec. 20 in the Mississippi
Nov. 21, 2001: Vladimir Pasechnik, 64
Expertise: World-class microbiologist and high-profile Russian
defector; defected to the United Kingdom in 1989, played a huge role
in Russian biowarfare and helped to figure out how to modify cruise
missiles to deliver the agents of mass biological destruction.
Background: founded Regma Biotechnologies company in Britain, a
laboratory at Porton Down, the country4s chem-bio warfare defense
establishment. Regma currently has a contract with the U.S. Navy for
the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of anthrax.
Circumstance of Death: The pathologist who did the autopsy, and who
also happened to be associated with Britain4s spy agency, concluded he
died of a stroke. Details of the postmortem were not revealed at an
inquest, in which the press was given no prior notice. Colleagues who
had worked with Pasechnik said he was in good health.
Dec. 10, 2001: Robert M. Schwartz, 57
Expertise: Expert in DNA sequencing and pathogenic micro-organisms,
founding member of the Virginia Biotechnology Association, and the
Executive Director of Research and Development at Virginia4s Center
for Innovative Technology in Herndon.
Circumstance of Death: stabbed and slashed with what police believe
was a sword in his farmhouse in Leesberg, Va. His daughter, who
identifies herself as a pagan high priestess, and several of her
fellow pagans have been charged.
Dec. 14, 2001: Nguyen Van Set, 44
Expertise: animal diseases facility of the Commonwealth Scientific
and Industrial Research Organization had just come to fame for
discovering a virulent strain of mousepox, which could be modified to
affect smallpox.
Circumstance of Death: died at work in Geelong, Australia, in a
laboratory accident. He entered an airlocked storage lab and died from
exposure to nitrogen.
January 2002: Ivan Glebov and Alexi Brushlinski.
Expertise: Two microbiologists. Both were well known around the world
and members of the Russian Academy of Science.
Circumstance of Death: Glebov died as the result of a bandit attack
and Brushlinski was killed in Moscow.
January 5, 2002: Dr. Graham Ryder, 52
Expertise: A Staff Scientist at USRAs Lunar and Planetary Institute
in Houston who was a premier lunar scientist that pioneered many of
our most important concepts about the Moon and its evolution.
Circumstance of Death: Died suddenly from cancer.
January 28, 2002: David W. Barry, 58
Expertise: Scientist who codiscovered AZT, the antiviral drug that is
considered the first effective treatment for AIDS.
Circumstance of Death: unknown
Feb. 9, 2002: Victor Korshunov, 56
Expertise: Expert in intestinal bacteria of children around the world
Circumstance of Death: bashed over the head near his home in Moscow.
Feb. 14, 2002: Ian Langford, 40
Expertise: expert in environmental risks and disease.
Circumstance of Death: found dead in his home near Norwich, England,
naked from the waist down and wedged under a chair.
Feb. 28, 2002: Tanya Holzmayer, 46
Expertise: a Russian who moved to the U.S. in 1989, focused on the
part of the human molecular structure that could be affected best by
Circumstance of Death: killed by fellow microbiologist Guyang
(Matthew) Huang, who shot her seven times when she opened the door to
a pizza delivery. Then he shot himself.
Feb. 28, 2002: Guyang Huang, 38
Expertise: Microbiologist
Circumstance of Death: Apparently shot himself after shooting fellow
microbiologist, Tanya Holzmayer, seven times.
March 24, 2002: David Wynn-Williams, 55
Expertise: Respected astrobiologist with the British Antarctic
Survey, who studied the habits of microbes that might survive in outer
Circumstance of Death: Died in a freak road accident near his home in
Cambridge, England. He was hit by a car while he was jogging.
March 25, 2002: Steven Mostow, 63
Expertise: Known as Dr. Flu for his expertise in treating
influenza, and a noted expert in bioterrorism of the Colorado Health
Sciences Centre.
Circumstance of Death: died when the airplane he was piloting crashed
near Denver.
August 05, 2002: David R. Knibbs, PhD., 49
Expertise: Director of Electron Microscopy at Hartford Hospital and
had a doctorate in pathobiology from the University of Connecticut. He
also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford.
Circumstance of Death: He collapsed and died after an evening
run (one of his joys in life).
Nov. 12, 2002: Benito Que, 52
Expertise: Expert in infectious diseases and cellular biology at the
Miami Medical School
Circumstance of Death: Que left his laboratory after receiving a
telephone call. Shortly afterward he was found comatose in the parking
lot of the Miami Medical School. He died without regaining
consciousness. Police said he had suffered a heart attack. His family
insisted he had been in perfect health and claimed four men attacked
him. But, later, oddly, the family inquest returned a verdict of death
by natural causes.
April 2003: Carlo Urbani, 46
Expertise: A dedicated and internationally respected Italian
epidemiologist, who did work of enduring value combating infectious
illness around the world.
Circumstance of Death: Died in Bangkok from SARS (severe acute
respiratory syndrome) the new disease that he had helped to
identify. Thanks to his prompt action, the epidemic was contained in
Vietnam. However, because of close daily contact with SARS patients,
he contracted the infection. On March 11, he was admitted to a
hospital in Bangkok and isolated. Less than three weeks later he died.
June 24, 2003: Dr. Leland Rickman of UCSD, 47
Expertise: An expert in infectious disease who helped the county
prepare to fight bioterrorism after Sept. 11.
Circumstance of Death: He was in the African nation of Lesotho with
Dr. Chris Mathews of UCSD, the director of the universitys Owen
Clinic for AIDS patients. Dr. Rickman had complained of a headache and
had gone to lie down. When he didnt appear for dinner, Mathews
checked on him and found him dead. A cause has not yet been determined.
July 18, 2003: Dr. David Kelly, 59
Expertise: Biological warfare weapons specialist, senior post at the
Ministry of Defense, an expert on DNA sequencing when he was head of
microbiology at Porton Down and worked with two American scientists,
Benito Que, 52, and Don Wiley, 57.
Helped Vladimir Pasechnik found Regma Biotechnologies, which has a
contract with the U.S. Navy for the diagnostic and therapeutic
treatment of anthrax
Circumstance of Death: He was found dead after allegedly slashing his
wrists and throat and then dragging himself a half mile away in a
wooded area near his home at Southmoor, Oxfordshire while he was out
for his regular walk.
Oct 11, 2003: Michael Perich, 46
Expertise: LSU professor who helped fight the spread of the West Nile
virus. Perich worked with the East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Control
and Rodent Abatement District to determine whether mosquitoes in the
area carried West Nile.
Circumstance of Death: Walker Police Chief Elton Burns said Sunday
that Perich of 5227 River Bend Blvd., Baton Rouge, crashed his Ford
pickup truck about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, while heading west on
Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish. Perichs truck veered right off
the highway about 3 miles east of Walker, flipped and landed in
rainwater, Burns said. Perich, who was wearing his seat belt, drowned.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, Burns said.
Mike is one of the few entomologists with the experience to go out
and save lives today.
~ Robert A. Wirtz, chief of entomology at the federal Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
November 22, 2003: Robert Leslie Burghoff, 45
Expertise: He was studying the virus that was plaguing cruise ships
until he was killed by a mysterious white van in November of 2003
Circumstance of Death: Burghoff was walking on a sidewalk along the
1600 block of South Braeswood when a white van jumped the curb and hit
him at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, police said. The van then sped away.
Burghoff died an hour later at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
December 18, 2003: Robert Aranosia, 61
Expertise: Oakland County deputy medical examiner
Circumstance of Death: He was driving south on I-75 when his pickup
truck went off the freeway near a bridge over the Kawkawlin River. The
vehicle rolled over several times before landing in the median.
Aranosia was thrown from the vehicle and ended up on the shoulder of
the northbound lanes.
January 6, 2004: Dr Richard Stevens, 54
Expertise: A haematologist. (Haematologists analyse the cellular
composition of blood and blood producing tissues eg bone marrow)
Circumstance of Death: Disappeared after arriving for work on 21
July, 2003. A doctor whose disappearance sparked a national manhunt,
killed himself because he could not cope with the stress of a secret
affair, a coroner has ruled.
January 23 2004: Dr. Robert E. Shope, 74
Expertise: One of the worlds top experts on viruses and infectious
illnesses who was the principal author of a highly publicized 1992
report by the National Academy of Sciences warning of the possible
emergence of new and unsettling infectious illnesses. He had
accumulated his own collection of virus samples gathered from all over
the world and worked on a Defense Department project to develop
antidotes to viral agents that terrorists might use.
Circumstance of Death: The cause was complications of a lung
transplant he received in December, said his daughter Deborah Shope of
Galveston. Dr. Shope had pulmonary fibrosis, a disease of unknown
origin that scars the lungs.
January 24 2004: Dr. Michael Patrick Kiley, 62
Expertise: One of the worlds leading microbiologists and an expert
in developing and overseeing multiple levels of biocontainment
facilities. He was at the forefront in the early studies of Lassa
fever, the Ebola virus and mad cow disease while at the Centers for
Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga.
Circumstance of Death: Died of massive heart attack. Coincidently,
both Dr. Shope and Dr. Kiley were working on the lab upgrade to BSL 4
at the UTMB Galvaston lab for Homeland Security. The lab would have to
be secure to house some of the deadliest pathogens of tropical and
emerging infectious disease as well as bioweaponized ones.
March 13, 2004: Vadake Srinivasan
Expertise: Was one of the most-accomplished and respected industrial
biologists in academia, and held two doctorate degrees.
Circumstance of Death: He died in a mysterious single car accident in
Baton Rouge, La. Crashed car into a guard rail and ruled a stroke.
April 12, 2004: Ilsley Ingram, 84
Expertise: Director of the Supraregional Haemophilia Reference Centre
and the Supraregional Centre for the Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders
at the St. Thomas Hospital in London.
Circumstance of Death: unknown
May 5, 2004: William T. McGuire, 39
Expertise: NJ University Professor and Senior programmer analyst and
adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
Circumstance of Death: His dismembered body was found floating in
three suitcases in the Chesapeake Bay.
May 14, 2004: Dr. Eugene F. Mallove, 56
Expertise: Mallove was well respected for his knowledge of cold
fusion. He had just published an open letter outlining the results of
and reasons for his last 15 years in the field of new energy research.
Dr. Mallove was convinced it was only a matter of months before the
world would actually see a free energy device.
Circumstance of Death: Died after being beaten to death during an
alleged robbery.
May 25, 2004: Antonina Presnyakova
Expertise: Former Soviet biological weapons laboratory in Siberia
Circumstance of Death: Died after accidentally sticking herself with a
needle laced with Ebola.
June 22, 2004: Thomas Gold, 84
Expertise: He was the founder, and for twenty years the director, of
the Cornell Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, where he was a
close colleague of Planetary Society co-founder Carl Sagan. Gold was
famous for his provocative, controversial, and sometimes outrageous
theories. Golds theory of the deep hot biosphere holds important
ramifications for the possibility of life on other planets, including
seemingly inhospitable planets within our own solar system. Gold
sparked controversy in 1955 when he suggested that the Moons surface
is covered with a fine rock powder.
Circumstance of Death: Died of heart failure.
June 24, 2004: Dr. Assefa Tulu, 45
Expertise: Dr. Tulu joined the health department in 1997 and served
for five years as the countys lone epidemiologist. He was charged
with tracking the health of the county, including the spread of
diseases, such as syphilis, AIDS and measles. He also designed a
system for detecting a bioterrorism attack involving viruses or
bacterial agents. Tulu often coordinated efforts to address major
health concerns in Dallas County, such as the West Nile virus
outbreaks of the past few years, and worked with the media to inform
the public.
Circumstance of Death: Dallas Countys chief epidemiologist, was
found at his desk, died of a stroke.
June 27, 2004: Dr Paul Norman, Of Salisbury, Wiltshire, 52
Expertise: He was the chief scientist for chemical and biological
defence at the Ministry of Defences laboratory at Porton Down,
Wiltshire. He travelled the world lecturing on the subject of weapons
of mass destruction.
Circumstance of Death: Died when the Cessna 206 crashed shortly after
taking off from Dunkeswell Airfield on Sunday. A father and daughter
also died at the scene, and 44-year-old parachute instructor and Royal
Marine Major Mike Wills later died in the hospital.
June 29, 2004: John Mullen, 67
Expertise: A nuclear research scientist with McDonnell Douglas.
Circumstance of Death: Died from a huge dose of poisonous arsenic.
(Note: McDonnell Douglas did not exist in 2004. It merged with Boeing
in 1997.)
July 1, 2004: Edward Hoffman, 62
Expertise: Aside from his role as a professor, Hoffman held
leadership positions within the UCLA medical community. Worked to
develop the first human PET scanner in 1973 at Washington University
in St. Louis.
Circumstance of Death: unknown
July 2, 2004: Larry Bustard, 53
Expertise: A Sandia scientist who helped develop a foam spray to
clean up congressional buildings and media sites during the anthrax
scare in 2001. Worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque.
His team came up with a new technology used against biological and
chemical agents.
Circumstance of Death: unknown
July 6, 2004: Stephen Tabet, 42
Expertise: An associate professor and epidemiologist at the
University of Washington. A world-renowned HIV doctor and researcher
who worked with HIV patients in a vaccine clinical trial for the HIV
Vaccine Trials Network.
Circumstance of Death: Died of an unknown illness
July 21, 2004: Dr Bassem al-Mudares
Expertise: He was a phD chemist
Circumstance of Death: His mutilated body was found in the city of
Samarra, Iraq and had been tortured before being killed.
July 21, 2004: Dr. John Badwey 54
Expertise: Scientist and accidental politician when he opposed
disposal of sewage waste program of exposing humans to sludge.
Biochemist at Harvard Medical School specializing in infectious
Circumstance of Death: Suddenly developed pneumonia like symptoms
then died in two weeks.
August 12, 2004: Professor John Clark
Expertise: Head of the science lab which created Dolly the sheep.
Prof Clark led the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, one of the worlds
leading animal biotechnology research centres. He played a crucial
role in creating the transgenic sheep that earned the institute
worldwide fame.
Circumstance of Death: He was found hanging in his holiday home.
September 5, 2004: Mohammed Toki Hussein al-Talakani, 40
Expertise: Iraqi nuclear scientist. He was a practising nuclear
physicist since 1984.
Circumstance of Death: He was shot dead in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.
September 27, 2004: Dr. John E. Mack, 74
Expertise: Professor John E Mack was an eminent Harvard psychiatrist,
psychoanalyst and Pulitzer Prize winner who turned the academic
community upside down because he wanted to publish his research in
which he said that people who claimed they had been abducted by
aliens, were not crazy at all.
Circumstance of Death: While traveling on foot in North London from
the tube station, he was struck by an alleged drunk driver.
The Author of Abduction and Passport to the Cosmos: Human
Transformation and Alien Encounters
October 13, 2004: Matthew Allison, 32
Expertise: (please help provide information thank you MJH)
Circumstance of Death: Fatal explosion of a car parked at an Osceola
County, Fla., Wal-Mart store was no accident, Local 6 News has
learned. Found inside a burned car. Witnesses said the man left the
store at about 11 p.m. and entered his Ford Taurus car when it
exploded. Investigators said they found a Duraflame log and propane
canisters on the front passengers seat.
November 2, 2004: John R. La Montagne
Expertise: Head of US Infectious Diseases unit under Tommie Thompson.
Was NIAID Deputy Director.
Circumstance of Death: Died while in Mexico, no cause stated.
December 21, 2004: Taleb Ibrahim al-Daher
Expertise: Iraqi nuclear scientist
Circumstance of Death: He was shot dead north of Baghdad by unknown
gunmen. He was on his way to work at Diyala University when armed men
opened fire on his car as it was crossing a bridge in Baqouba, 57 km
northeast of Baghdad. The vehicle swerved off the bridge and fell into
the Khrisan river. Al-Daher, who was a professor at the local
university, was removed from the submerged car and rushed to Baqouba
hospital where he was pronounced dead
December 29, 2004: Tom Thorne and Beth Williams
Expertise: Two wild life scientists, Husband-and-wife wildlife
veterinarians who were nationally prominent experts on chronic wasting
disease and brucellosis
Circumstance of Death: They were killed in a snowy-weather crash on
U.S. 287 in northern Colorado.
January 7, 2005: Jeong H. Im, 72
Expertise: A retired research assistant professor at the University
of Missouri-Columbia. Primarily a protein chemist.
Circumstance of Death: He was stabbed several times and his body was
found in the trunk of his burning white, 1995 Honda inside the
Maryland Avenue parking garage.
January 24, 2005: Roger L. Blair, 54
Expertise: He worked for the Kennedy Space center as a micro-
biologist and most recently for Wuesthoff Medical Center as a Medical
Laboratory Technician.
Circumstance of Death: Died suddenly
February 8, 2005: Geetha Angara, 43
Expertise: She was a senior chemist with a doctorate from New York
Circumstance of Death: Divers found her body in a 35-foot-deep water
treatment tank where she was doing water quality tests at the Passaic
Valley Water Commission plant in Totowa.
March 11, 2005: Hiram Graybill Daniel Jr., 61
Expertise: For 36 years, his day job was working as an epidemiologist
for the Georgia Department of Community Health, combating sexually
transmitted diseases.
Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of injuries sustained in an
automobile accident
March 29, 2005: Professor Carlos Hormaeche, 64
Expertise: A leading international expert in microbiology and vaccine
development. From 1994 to 2002, he was professor and head of the
microbiology department at Newcastle University.
Circumstance of Death: Died in a microlight aeroplane accident in
April 5, 2005: Barbara Kalow, 45
Expertise: A FEDERAL government veterinary scientist and was a
researcher before being hired by the feds in 1992 as a meat inspector.
She then moved to veterinary biologics and was promoted to the science
branch to advise on animal health issues.
Circumstance of Death: She died of asphyxiation after being smothered
by a pillow in her hotel room while on vacation in Arizona.
Aril 18, 2005: Douglas Passaro, 43
Expertise: He was an associate professor of epidemiology at the
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and had been
an outbreak investigator with the Epidemic Intelligence Service for
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before completing an
Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Stanford University in 2001.
Circumstance of Death: Died suddenly at his Oak Park home.
May 8, 2005: David Banks, 55
Expertise: He was the principal scientist with Biosecurity Australia
and was involved in containing pest and disease threats. His primary
mission was protecting livestock and plants in the country, and
keeping diseases from crossing into Australia. He was an expert in the
propagation of diseases by insect vectors, among other things.
Circumstance of Death: He died along with 15 other people when the
commuter plane he was traveling in went down in Queensland, Australia.
May 20, 2005: Robert J. Lull, 64
Expertise: A prominent physician at San Francisco General Hospital
who once headed the San Francisco Medical Society. Lull focused on
improvements in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. Lull was a
highly revered expert in the field of nuclear medicine, a specialty
that performs diagnostic screens such as bone scans for cancer
patients. Last year, Lull lectured in San Francisco about the threat
of nuclear terrorism.
Circumstance of Death: He was found stabbed to death inside the
doorway of his Diamond Heights home.
June 7, 2005: Leonid Strachunsky (age unknown)
Expertise: World Health Organization expert and director of the Anti-
Microbe Therapy Research Institute who specialized in creating
microbes resistant to biological weapons, to the hepatitis outbreak.
Circumstance of Death: He was found dead in his hotel room in Moscow,
where he came from Smolensk en route to the United States. He had been
hit on the head with a champagne bottle, and some of his possessions
were missing.
July 16 2005: William Taylor, 62
Expertise: A former chief scientist of NASAs Space Station Freedom
who was also president of INSPIRE Interactive NASASpace Physics
Ionosphere Radio Experiments one of the pioneering successes in NASA
Sun-Earth Connection Education.
Circumstance of Death: Died of a heart attack at his Washington home.

MOSSAD (Israels Secret Service) Liquidates 310 Iraqi Scientists
More than 310 Iraqi scientists are thought to have perished at the
hands of Israeli secret agents in Iraq since fall of Baghdad to US
troops in April 2003, a seminar has found.
The Iraqi ambassador in Cairo, Ahmad al-Iraqi, accused Israel of
sending to Iraq immediately after the US invasion a commando unit
charged with the killing of Iraqi scientists.
Israel has played a prominent role in liquidating Iraqi scientists.
The campaign is part of a Zionist plan to kill Arab and Muslim
scientists working in applied research which Israel sees as
threatening its interests, al-Iraqi said.
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