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2nd Cyanide Victim Suspected

June 19, 1986|United Press International

SEATTLE — Tissue tests from a man initially believed to have died from natural causes show he may be the second person in the area to die of a cyanide-laced Extra-Strength Excedrin capsule, a source close to the King County Medical Examiner's Office said today.

Preliminary toxicology reports of the tissues from the body of Bruce Nickell, 52, indicated the presence of cyanide, the source said. Investigators in the death of Sue Snow, 40, whose death has been linked to a cyanide-tainted Extra-Strength Excedrin capsule, confirmed that a bottle turned in by Nickell's wife, Stella, contained a poisoned capsule.

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