Bruce E. Ivins

 

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: top Army microbiologist who was developing a vaccine against the deadly toxin anthrax and became a leading researcher for the past 18 years at the government's biodefense labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland before federal prosecutors investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks were planning to indict and seek the death penalty against him.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent suicide by massive drug overdose

 

Born: April 22, 1946

 

Died: July 29, 2008

 

Location: Frederick, Maryland