Canadian Man Found Dead with Suspected Cyanide Stash in Denver

Saleman Abdirahman Dirie is thought to be from Ottowa and so far the word in the Canadian press is he probably died of Cyanide poisoning. Why the man was in Denver illegally just a couple of weeks before the DNC convention with two liters or so of a powder the media suspects is Cyanide is anyone’s guess:

DENVER (CBS4) ― It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide.

Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada.

A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man’s room on the fourth floor of The Burnsley hotel at 10th and Grant.

Tests are now being done by the Denver Police Crime Lab to determine exactly what the substance is. The tests could take days.

There are conflicting reports on what the cause of death is and the powder hasn’t been confirmed as cyanide yet, so until the authorities release their findings we are just best guessing. Hopefully this was a lone wacko who accidentally poisoned himself before doing anything crazy.

N.T.A. is following the story closely.