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originally posted by: seentoomuch
Sounds like he was quarantining himself from his family and co-workers. Checked into a hotel just in case and when definite symptoms showed up he lived in his car and took breaks out in the open but away from people.
ETA: I wonder if he was testing some sort of cure on himself which means he also gave himself the disease, whichever disease it may have been. A few researchers do this just to see if they're on the right track, they're not supposed to but they do.
Of course, it never ever happens to low profile people. You think "scientists involved or some other high end researchers" are immune to unattended death? Immune to the stresses and pitfalls of life that us nobodies are subject to? edit on 9/5/2014 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Workers scouring government laboratories in the wake of the July discovery of smallpox have found half a dozen more improperly stored substances — including the deadly toxin ricin and the bacteria that cause plague.
On Friday, officials at the National Institutes of Health said the search on its sprawling Bethesda campus had turned up five different misplaced biological materials in recent weeks. All of them are considered so dangerous — they are known as “select agents” — that the federal government requires them to be stored in specially secured facilities. But in these cases, the vials were in regular labs, often part of collections of samples that date back decades.
....About two weeks after he went missing, police announced an NIH scientist has been found dead in his car.
....Montgomery County Police announced Rogers' body was found near an abandoned car...