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Below are the envelopes with the letters sent to media outlets and containing anthrax.
ANALYSIS OF THE ANTHRAX LETTERS FORENSIC ANALYSISThe three envelopes and the three notes appear to be written by the same person. Note the size, spacing, proportions, letter ' R' and 'E', numerals and many other indications. There is obvious disguise throughout the notes and the envelopes.
BEHAVIORAL PROFILE OF THE WRITER
The angular handwriting appears masculine and is probably written by a man.
The dates on the notes are 09-11-01. The precision of using double-digit numbers suggests someone who is mathematical, technical and/or computer literate.
The handwriting formations suggest that the individual is organized, logical, systematic and analytical in his thinking style, controlling, persistent. He is good at planning and follow through. The handwriting has indications of intense hostility and anger. However, these characteristics are an educated guess due to the disguised nature of the handwriting.
There is retracing on the initial letters of "This", "Take" and "Allah" in the Brokaw/NY Post letters. This suggests anxiety on the part of the writer. He may have conflicting feelings about his actions and what he is writing on those particular lines. The other phrases "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" seem like canned language possibly used to throw off the real identity of the writer.
The letters to Tom Brokaw and NY Post were postmarked the same day: September 18. The note to the Senator was postmarked October 9. If the notes are read in that sequence, the first note gives the advice to "take penacilin" while the following note states: "you die now are you afraid?" The language is conflicting. Why is the writer speaking of death and yet giving advice to take "penacilin"? Additionally, one of the notes states "Are you afraid?" The anxiety in the writing along with the conflicts of the language suggest that the writer was afraid and conflicted about his actions.
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