The Hunt For The Anthrax Killers

The clues are tiny, subtle and dangerous, and they lead in surprising directions

The awful truth about hunting for a serial killer is that the most important clues usually come at the expense of more lives. Last week the odious spores managed to kill the messengers before they even knew what ailed them. But postal workers Joseph Curseen Jr., 47, and Thomas Morris Jr., 53, still delivered the message. Think bigger, Curseen and Morris told us. The only thing more elusive than the terrorists are the microscopic weapons they have unleashed. The baby-powder- like substance in the letter opened on Capitol Hill on Oct. 15 does not respect laws and traditions such as gravity...

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