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  • Group Cautions Linking Denver Cyanide To Terrorism (Somali immigrant group)

    08/14/2008 11:36:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 310+ views
    cbs4denver.com ^ | August 14, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    DENVER (AP/CBS4) An advocacy group for Somali immigrants has cautioned against linking terrorism to a man found dead in a Denver hotel with a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide in his room. U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Thursday terrorism couldn't be ruled out, but that it was not indicated in the investigation. Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, of Ottawa was found dead Monday, and police say a powder found in his room was cyanide. The cause of death hasn't been established. Police say they don't suspect foul play and the FBI says there's no apparent connection to terrorism. The...
  • Plot thickens in Denver death

    08/13/2008 7:52:12 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 46 replies · 154+ views
    ottsun.canoe.ca ^ | 08/13/08 | KENNETH JACKSON and JON WILLING, Sun Media
    Ottawa man's death still a mystery: The mystery deepens in the case of an Ottawa man found dead in an upscale Denver hotel room a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide in a jar beside him. More than a week ago, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, told his Somalian family out of the blue that he was leaving to vacation in Denver. On Monday, he was found in a fourth-floor room at the ritzy Burnsley Hotel about four blocks from the Colorado state Capitol. He had been dead for several days. Yesterday in Ottawa, a quiet west end family was...
  • Powder in hotel weighed one pound (Denver cyanide story followup)

    08/13/2008 12:54:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 45 replies · 482+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8-13-08 | Felisa Cardona and Joey Bunch
    Authorities are testing a pound of a granular substance found inside an upscale Denver hotel room to determine if it is cyanide. A Canadian national was found dead on Monday inside room 408 of the Burnsley Hotel. The Denver Coroner's Office has not completed the autopsy of 29-year-old Saleman Abdirahman Dirie. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is assisting Denver police with the investigation. "You have a suspicious substance that was found in a hotel room in conjunction with person being a foreign national and we have a lot of questions and that is why we are assisting," said Denver...
  • Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found

    08/12/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 123 replies · 964+ views
    cbs4 Denver ^ | August 12, 2008 | Rick Sallinger
    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...