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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 11:42 AM
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9. a car..a bridge and a dead microbiologist who had just received an award
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 11:43 AM by SoCalDem
why do all these "events" have a familiar ring to them???

they suspected suicide.. Hmmmm???


Dr. Don C Wiley, one of the United States foremost infectious disease researchers was declared missing. Associated Press wrote:
"His rental car was found with a full tank of petrol and the keys in the ignition.
His disappearance looked like a suicide, but according to colleagues and Dr. Wiley's family, the Harvard Scientist associated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute would never commit suicide. Associates who attended the St. Jude's Children Research Advisory Dinner with Dr. Wiley, just hours before he disappeared, said that he was in good spirits and not depressed.

He was last seen at the banquet at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis the night he vanished. Those who saw him last say he showed no signs of a man contemplating his own death."
Wiley left the hotel around midnight. The bridge where his car was found is only a five-minute drive away and in the wrong direction from where he was staying, leaving authorities with a four-hour, unexplained gap until his vehicle was found.

Memphis police were exploring several theories involving suicide, robbery and murder.

On December 21st Reuters issued the following report:

"The body of a Harvard scientist missing for more than a month since his rental car was left parked on a bridge over the Mississippi River has been found downstream. Workers at a hydro-electric plant in Louisiana found the body of Dr. Don Wiley on Thursday, about 300 miles south of Memphis where the molecular biologist was last seen on Nov. 16. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of death, Memphis police said."

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