What was a man from Canada doing in a Denver hotel room with a pound of cyanide? As the Democratic National Convention opens, nobody seems to have a clue and the story has been reduced to a few paragraphs buried in the papers.
Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, of Ottawa, Canada, was found dead about two weeks ago. The local coroner ruled that he committed suicide. Family members said Dirie had schizophrenia, which may have led to his suicide.
The Somali Justice Center in St. Paul cautioned people not to jump to the conclusion that people had already jumped to.
“We’re done with the investigation now that we’ve got the coroner’s results,” said Det. Sharon Hahn. But she would not release any of the details of the finding.