Anthrax Suspect Was Obsessed With Sorority

Link to Kappa Kappa Gamma helps explain some puzzling details
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 4, 2008 4:05 PM CDT
Investigators are claiming anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins had a bizarre obsession with a college sorority that might explain certain elements of the attacks.   (AP Photo/Frederick News Post, Sam Yu)
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(Newser) – The top suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks was fixated on a sorority that has a chapter within 100 yards of the New Jersey mailbox from which the toxin-laced letters were sent, the AP reports. Federal officials say scientist Bruce Ivins had been obsessed with Kappa Kappa Gamma since his college days at the University of Cincinnati in the 1960s, the AP reports.

The bizarre link may indirectly explain one of the biggest mysteries in the case: why the anthrax was mailed from Princeton, NJ, 195 miles from the Army biological weapons lab the anthrax is believed to have been smuggled out of.