Over 100 Murdered Microbiologists, Chemists and Virologists?
The deaths you are about to read about all occurred in the last 8 years, these are not accidents, look at the cause of death and their expertise. I added links to the news stories, but if you want to find them just google the scientist or doctor’s name followed by the word “dead”and you should find a source if I didn’t place it
Attempted murder of 6 Harvard microbiologists disclosed this week. A leading toxicologist believes the chances are slim that six lab workers at Harvard University Medical School were poisoned by accident. "An accident? Sodium azide is a poison," said David M. Benjamin, a toxicologist and Chestnut Hill-based clinical pharmacologist. "Absolutely not." The Herald reported yesterday that six scientists and students at the New Research Building in Boston's Longwood Medical area were mysteriously poisoned after drinking from a communal, single-serve coffee machine on the eighth floor near their pathology lab on Aug. 26. Seconds later all six reported symptoms including dizziness and low blood pressure and were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for treatment.
Don C. Wiley
Dr. Wiley disappeared November 15, 2001 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was attending a two-day annual meeting of the scientific advisory board of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His work on deadly diseases such as ebola and HIV raised fears of a terrorist kidnapping. Four hours later, his rental car was found on a bridge, raising the question of suicide, which his family vehemently refuted http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/missingscientist011128.html
Dr. Don C. WileyDr. Wiley was found a month later in the Mississipi River.http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/21/us/body-believed-to-be-missing-harvard-biologist-is-found-in-river.html
Robert M. SchwartzRobert M. Schwartz was a renowned biophysicist who was a pioneer in DNA sequencing, he was found murdered in his home after coworkers became concerned at his absence. And yet another biochemist
Dr David Kelly and others…Dr. David Kelly was an unlikely dissident. In fact Kelly wasn’t a dissident at all, but a prominent figure in Britain’s bioweapons defense establishment. The former head of the microbiology department at Porton Down, the UK’s secret biological and chemical warfare research facility, at the time of his 2003 death Kelly was a consummate insider, a trusted keeper of state secrets; dangerous and deadly secrets that could topple governments. A civilian employee of Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), Dr. Kelly was a biological weapons expert and former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq. While David Kelly wasn’t a spy, he did enjoy unprecedented access to the world of secret intelligence. Indeed, according to author Gordon Thomas, Kelly had helped orchestrate the defection of a top Russian microbiologist Vladimir Pasechnik (who turned up dead in 2001, allegedly from a stroke) and played a part in the FBI’s investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States by trying to identify the origin of the Ames strain used in the fatal mailings which ended up turning into a highly top secret investigation since evidence mounted that the Anthrax attacks were from inside the military’s most secure bioweapons facility. But it has now come to light that there may be another compelling reason why Dr Kelly might have been murdered.
Amazingly, 12 other well-known micro-biologists linked with germ warfare research have died in the past decade, five of them Russians investigating claims that the Israelis were working on viruses to target Arabs. The Russian plane in which they were travelling from Tel Aviv to Siberia was shot down on October 2001 over the Black Sea by an 'off-course' Ukrainian surface-to-air missile. Dr Kelly knew the victims and asked MI6 to find out more details. However, they drew a blank.
Five weeks later, Dr Benito Que, a cell biologist known to Dr Kelly, was found in a coma near his Miami laboratory. The infectious diseases expert had been investigating how a virus like HIV could be genetically engineered into a biological weapon.
Dr Benito QueDr Que, 52, was found unconscious outside in the car park of his lab and died in hospital. Officially, he suffered a heart attack although his family says he was struck on the head. Police refused to re-open the case.
Robert SchwartzRobert Schwartz was found slain in Loudoun Home
Set Van NguyenSet Van Nguyen was found dead in the airlock entrance to a walk-in refrigerator in the laboratory where he worked in Victoria State, Australiahttp://www.theage.com.au/news/national/lax-safety-led-to-scientists-death/2007/04/23/1177180567918.html
Vladimir KorshunovVladimir Korshunov was found dead on a street in Moscow
Ian LangfordIan Langford was a senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia’s Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment. His body was discovered on by police and paramedics. The body was naked from the waist down and partly wedged under a chair. It is understood that doors to the terraced house were locked.
Tsunao Saitoh was a leading Alzheimer's researcher. 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.
Linda Reese was a microbiologist working with victims of meningitis. She 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.
Jeffrey Paris Wall
Jeffrey Paris Wall was a biomedical expert who held a medical degree, and he also specialized in patent and intellectual property. 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.
Ivan Glebov and Alexi Brushlinski.
These were two microbiologists. Both were well known around the world and members of the Russian Academy of Science. Glebov died as the result of a bandit attack and Brushlinski was killed in Moscow.
David W. Barry
David W. Barry was a scientist who codiscovered AZT, the antiviral drug that is considered the first effective treatment for AIDS. Circumstance of Death: unknown
Victor Korshunov was an expert in intestinal bacteria of children around the world. He was bashed over the head near his home in Moscow.
Tanya Holzmayer was 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 medicine. She was 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.
Guyang Huang was a microbiologist who apparently shot himself after shooting fellow microbiologist, Tanya Holzmayer, seven times.
David Wynn-Williams was a respected astrobiologist with the British Antarctic Survey, who studied the habits of microbes that might survive in outer space. He died in a freak road accident near his home in Cambridge, England. He was hit by a car while he was jogging.
Steven Mostow was known as "Dr. Flu" for his expertise in treating influenza, and a noted expert in bioterrorism of the Colorado Health Sciences Centre. He died when the airplane he was piloting crashed near Denver.
David R. Knibbs, PhD
David R. Knibbs was 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. He collapsed and died after an evening run (one of his joys in life).
Dr. Leland Rickman of UCSD
Dr. Leland Rickman was an expert in infectious disease who helped the county prepare to fight bioterrorism after Sept. 11. He was in the African nation of Lesotho with Dr. Chris Mathews of UCSD, the director of the university's Owen Clinic for AIDS patients. Dr. Rickman had complained of a headache and had gone to lie down. When he didn't appear for dinner, Mathews checked on him and found him dead. A cause has not yet been determined.
Michael Perich was an 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. 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. Perich's 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.
Robert Leslie Burghoff
Robert Leslie Burghoff was studying the virus that was plaguing cruise ships until he was killed by a mysterious white van in November of 2003. 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.
Dr Richard Stevens
Dr Richard Stevens was a hematologist. (Hematologists analyze the cellular composition of blood and blood producing tissues eg bone marrow). He 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.
Dr. Michael Patrick Kiley
Dr. Michael Patrick Kiley was one of the world's 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. He 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.
Vadake Srinivasan was one of the most-accomplished and respected industrial biologists in academia, and held two doctorate degrees. He died in a mysterious single car accident in Baton Rouge, La. Crashed car into a guard rail and ruled a stroke.
William T. McGuire
William T. McGuire was a NJ University Professor and Senior programmer analyst and adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. His dismembered body was found floating in three suitcases in the Chesapeake Bay.
Dr. Eugene F. Mallove
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. He Died after being beaten to death during an alleged robbery.
Antonina Presnyakova was the former Soviet biological weapons laboratory in Siberia. She died after accidentally sticking herself with a needle laced with Ebola.
Dr. Assefa Tulu
Dr. Tulu joined the health department in 1997 and served for five years as the county's 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. Dallas County's chief epidemiologist, was found at his desk, died of a
Dr Paul Norman
He was the chief scientist for chemical and biological defence at the Ministry of Defence's laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire. He travelled the world lecturing on the subject of weapons of mass destruction. He 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.
Ok, well I can go on and on and on, but if you want to see more:
Here is a list of another 87 more convenient deaths in the microbiology, virology and chemistry world. The reason all of this needs to be mentioned, as you can see, is the nature of these murders and the fact that most of them, for the most part, are unsolved.
Here is the list of 87 more names:
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