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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 06:02 PM
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78. There was a government employee who fell from a building in Washington
Edited on Thu May-01-08 06:12 PM by aint_no_life_nowhere
I don't recall his name, but his death was ruled an accident. I believe the guy had something to do with the State Department and intelligence involving WMD. Wish I could remember his name.

ON EDIT: I found it. It was John Kokal.

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/112003_kokal....

November 20, 2003 (FTW), WASHINGTON -- In a case eerily reminiscent of the death of British Ministry of Defense bio-weapons expert, Dr. David Kelly, an official of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research Near East and South Asian division (INR/NESA), John J. Kokal, 58, was found dead in the late afternoon of November 7. Police indicated he may have jumped from the roof of the State Department. Kokal's body was found at the bottom of a 20 foot window well, 8 floors below the roof of the State Department headquarters near the 23rd and D Street location. Kokal's death was briefly mentioned in a FOX News website story on November 8 but has been virtually overlooked by the major media.

Interestingly, the FOX report states that State Department officials confirmed Kokal's death to The Washington Post yet the Post - according to an archive search - has published nothing at all about Kokal's death. A subsequent search revealed that the Post had made a short three-paragraph entry the death in the Metro section on November 7, 2003. However, the Post entry stated that Kokal did not work in intelligence and the story does not show up in the archives.

Kokal's INR bureau was at the forefront of confronting claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. Washington police have not ruled out homicide as the cause of his death. Kokal was not wearing either a jacket or shoes when his body was found. He lived in Arlington, Virginia.
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