Man in Vegas
ricin case identified as Roger Von Bergendorff
man in whose Las Vegas motel room police found the deadly toxin
"ricin" has been identified as Roger Von Bergendorff. He is the
man who was hospitalized after exposure to the toxin and the FBI
and other agencies are trying desperately to piece together how
and why Roger Von Bergendorff was in possession of the ricin
found at his motel room. To add to the mystery, police said they
have found firearms and what was described as "anarchist-type
textbook", in the same Las Vegas motel room Bergendorff rented.
Police and health officials have insisted there was no apparent
link to terrorist activity. The Las Vegas police was not
immediately releasing more information on the ricin case.
Meanwhile Thomas Tholen, cousin of Roger
Von Bergendorff and the one sharing the motel room with him,
said that Bergendorff is "holding his own". Tholen was the one
who found the ricin at the motel room and alerted the manager.
Reports suggest that both Tholen and Bergendorff are from Utah
and share the same residence in that state, as well.