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FBI Ends Its Search for Clues in Rubble of Federal Building

June 04, 1995| From Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — The FBI ended its search of the rubble from the bombed Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on Saturday and released the site to its federal caretakers.

FBI agent Dan Vogel wouldn't comment on what investigators found but said the additional evidence would be sent to the FBI lab in Washington.

The General Services Administration has not decided what to do with the federal building site. The remnants of the building were demolished May 23.

Residents want a memorial. Suggestions include a statue of the firefighter who carried a mortally wounded baby from the building just after the April 19 blast that killed 168 people.

Also Saturday:

* Demolition crews bulldozed the remains of an apartment-building garage, one of 270 structures damaged by the bombing.

* The body of Alvin Justes, the last pulled from the rubble, was returned to Lexington, Ky., for burial Monday. Justes, 54, a retired factory worker, was visiting the federal credit union, on the third floor of the building, at the time of the blast.

* The United Way of Metro Oklahoma City released a preliminary report on services provided to rescue workers, victims and survivors. These included 176,892 meals, 262 hotel rooms and 86 funerals provided by the Red Cross, and 103,829 gloves, hard hats, kneepads and ponchos distributed by the Salvation Army.

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