FBI scientists at
the National Bioforensic Analysis Center determined that the fifth letter
located by postal workers on June 8, 2013 at the U.S. Post Office on W.
Riverside Avenue, Spokane, Washington contained active ricin toxin.
It had been
addressed to the Central Intelligence Agency. The letter was not delivered and
was returned to Spokane. The envelope was found unopened and not leaking any
The FBI and United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) are not
aware of any injuries or illnesses caused by any of the five letters recovered
during the course of this investigation.
No other suspect letters associated
with this investigation are known to be in the mail
previously, Matthew Ryan Buquet faces a one-count grand jury indictment for
mailing threatening communications, in relation to the letter sent to a Federal
District Court Judge in Spokane.
The investigation is ongoing, and we remain
focused on conducting it thoroughly, which will take an undetermined length of
time. The FBI and USPIS have no other details to release at present.
Thursday, December 19 2013 11:15 AM EST2013-12-19 16:15:41 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - One man died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a pickup near 57th and Regal.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - One man died Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a pickup near 57th and Regal. Deputies say witnesses told them that the man was on the north side of the 57th and ran south across the road when he was hit by a truck traveling eastbound. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified.>>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 8:01 PM EST2013-12-19 01:01:29 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - New court documents released on Wednesday say south hill murder victim Douglas Carlile was dead when police arrived Sunday night.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - New court documents released on Wednesday say south hill murder victim Douglas Carlile was dead when police arrived Sunday night. Documents also confirm that Carlile's wife was hiding in the closet, and told police that someone broke into their home and shot her husband. When officers arrived they found the back door open and Carlile was on the floor in the kitchen.>>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-12-18 23:21:45 GMT
UPDATE: Spokane Major Crimes wants anyone who has done business with South Hill murder victim Doug Carlile to come forward.>>
UPDATE: Spokane Major Crimes wants anyone who has done business with South Hill murder victim Doug Carlile to come forward. Call Crime Check 509-456-2233 if you have any information. Police are also asking the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle of interest. The vehicle appears to be an early 2000's model Dodge extended cab van.>>