Skip to comments.Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found
Posted on 08/12/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT by Scarpetta
It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide.
Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada.
A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of the Burnsley Hotel at 10th and Grant.
Tests are now being done by the Denver Police Crime Lab to determine exactly what the substance is. The tests could take days.
It is not clear if the man died from the substance or some other cause.
Denver police are leading the investigation of the man's death. The FBI and other governmental agencies, including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, are assisting in the probe. Hazardous materials assistance has included the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado National Guard.
FBI Special Agent in Charge James Davis told CBS 4 that nothing so far has been found to link the case to terrorism or the coming convention.
The investigation is continuing.
Next On.......When “Hotel Rooms KILL” !!!
Do I detect the faint odor of bitter alm —
“A large container of a white powdery substance”
Ruled out the coca and poppy products?
With all of the flakes coming to the Twin Cities for the RNC at the end of the month, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if something like this occurs here, too.
Google “Ali Dirie” - another Canadian...
Didn’t Zawahwhatisname just give directions, in English from Pakisatan, a language he has never used before?
“I beg your pardon, Miss Lizzie. The days when druggists may sell prussic acid over the counter, are swiftly approaching their end. Might I interest you in a tin of boric acid?”
It’s not cyanide , it’s blow that Obama said sometimes help , in his book Dreams Of My Father.
The guy they found dead od’d on Obama’s score for his convention.
They ALWAYS say this. It really annoys me. What they are really saying is, "We do not want to talk about it for a few days and by then, you morons will have forgotten all about it."
FTIR~ 20 minutes. GC/MS~2 hours, IF that. HPLC, be generous, a few hours.
Not days. I would think a crime lab would be at least a little motivated.
Yup, he must be one of those muslim Norwigians.
Think it was the 1st time he put out media in English. He is known to read/write and speak English. My hunch was that Adam “Azzam” Gadahn aided in the vid.
And it cleans sealskin cloaks?
If this doesn't fit the 'duck' analogy, nothing does. How about 3 points making a staight line? (Mulsim, poision, convention)
Cops have field test kits for those. So if they don't yet know what is for certain, and suspect cyanide, it's very likely not those. Or crystal meth either.
Cyanide is said to have a bitter almond taste and odor, although some people can't smell or taste it, depending on their genetics. Surely someone smelled that smell which is why they "suspect" cyanide.
These FBI guys come at it from the wrong direction. When you have a Muzzie and cyanide, you assume terrorism unless facts prove otherwise.
Adding on to your post.
A presumptive test at the scene and a sample sent to the lab.
The lab results analyze the sample(s) for an accurate determination