Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Denver: It's official. One pound of cyanide found next to dead Canadian man

Police: Pound of Cyanide found in hotel room.

Police confirmed Wednesday that they found about a pound of sodium cyanide in a Denver hotel room where the body of a Canadian man was discovered earlier this week.

Police spokesman John White identified the white powder as sodium cyanide, the crystal form of cyanide. Fire officials say they found a bottle containing about a pound of the white powder, or between a pint and a quart by volume.

An expert told the Denver Post that the amount of cyanide is enough to kill hundreds of people.

The Burnsley Hotel is three miles from Invesco Field - the site of Obama's acceptance speech.