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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                2 HeraldZeitung Friday April Manhunt is on in Oklahoma City bombing OKLAHOMA CITY AP Dig ging for signs of life searchers found only more bodies in the concrete chaos wrought by the deadliest terrorist bombing in history Investigators scouring the heartland and far beyond issued warrants for two John Doe sus pects Late Thursday the confirmed death toll rose to 52 and officials said 150 more were still missing in the tangled rubble of the Alfred P Murrah Feder al Building More than 400 people were injured many slashed by flying glass or buried helplessly under doors walls and concrete beams A tattoo and a crew cut were about all that distinguished sketches of the suspects from countless other medi umbuild white men They were believed to have rented the truck that carried the halfton homemade bomb FBI Agent Weldon Kennedy said Their identities and their motive were unknown Kennedy said He speculated they may have wanted some revenge on the federal govern ment as an entity or one of the agencies housed in that The death toll rose to 52 and some 150 more were still missing in the tan gled rubble of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building More than 400 peo ple were injured many slashed by fly ing glass or buried helplessly under doors walls and concrete beams Jon Hansen assistant fire chief said 40 bodies were removed from the bombedout building and rescue work ers searching a lower level came upon another group of corpses He said res was a big pile of rubble with bodies I was lying on top of one of the bodies without real ly knowing Rick Nelson surgeon cuers stopped counting at a dozen As President Clinton promised swift and certain and severe justice Attorney General Janet Reno announced a million reward for information leading to arrests Aren Almon mother of a 1year old girl who died in the explosion said through sobs that she wanted the killers to know the grief they caused If they do catch these she said in a television interview maybe theyll see this and see how much theyve hurt me and hurt my family and hurt other people They destroyed our lives and our Rescue teams used dogs fiberoptic cameras and listening devices as the slow search of the ninestory hulk ground on They briefly suspended their work so that the shattered columns could be shored up to avert a cavein Surgeon Rick Nelson conveyed the grimness of the search scene There was a big pile of rubble with he said I was lying on top of one of the bodies without really knowing The dead included at least 12 chil dren Volunteers told of hearing chil dren screaming and seeing tiny faces covered with blood and plaster This is the time to focus on the said Steve Gullett a Mis souri rescuesquad member who found a childs finger in the debris Its mis sion first emotion Worried friends and relatives of the missing gathered at St Luke United Methodist Church where the Red Cross posted a victims list Clutching photographs of the missing some stayed to eat talk to counselors or sleep Its just not said 44year old Carl Johnson awaiting word of his mother who worked in the federal building I hope shes alive But if shes still in the building theres not much hope Investigators said the truck was rent ed April 17 packed with fuelandfer tilizer explosives and parked outside the office building The explosion Wednesday morning tore away half the structure and blasted a crater 8 feet deep and 30 feet across An axle thought to have come from the vehicle was found about two blocks away according to a police source who spoke on condition of anonymity Major auto parts are marked with an ID number to thwart thieves Two years ago the ID number on a piece of axle enabled investigators to break the World Trade Center bombing case A federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity said investigators believe the truck was rented in Kansas and they are checking fertilizer dealers in that state to try to trace the fertilizer used in the bomb Dave Russell a Ryder Truck Rental official said the FBI contacted his company about a truck rented from Elliotts Body Shop in Junction City about 270 miles from Oklahoma City Russell said he could not com ment further The FBI issued sketches of the two suspects after sending an artist to Junc tion City to talk to witnesses The Murrah building which opened in 1977 housed the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Drug Enforcement Administration along with Social Security Veterans Affairs Housing and Urban Development mil itary recruiting and other offices Unidentified officials speculated to ABC NBC and The New York Times that the suspects might be involved in the drug trade and targeted the DEA office in the building But a law enforcement official speaking on con dition of anonymity told The Associ ated Press that the bombing is not the style of people in the drug The government has received calls from people saying they were from various Muslim groups and claiming responsibility for the Oklahoma bomb ing Some ArabAmerican organizations expressed fear of a backlash and said it was unfair to implicate Muslims Clinton cautioned We should not stereotype adding that the bombing was an attack on the United States our way of life everything we believe CNN reported that three men of Middle Eastern background were arrested two in Dallas one in Okla homa City on immigration charges and were being questioned in the bombing However an official at the Immigration and Naturalization Ser vice in Washington denied INS had anyone in custody in Dallas or Okla homa City A law enforcement source in New York told AP that one man named by CNN Asad R Siddiqy a cab driver from the New York City borough of Queens arrived in Oklahoma City about an hour before the blast and is considered a suspect The FBI federal firearms agents and Dallas police took a calendar address book and bag containing clothes from Dallas men detained in bombing DALLAS AP A 24yearold New York man has secluded himself in a North Dallas apartment after he was questioned by federal agents about the terrorist bombing of an Oklahoma City federal building The arrest questioning and release of Anis Siddiqy was part of the Texas end of the global manhunt for two sus pects in the Wednesday bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building Saddiqy 24 told The Associated Press Thursday night that he and his brother Asad R Siddiqy 27 both of New York were arrested Wednesday for questioning in the bombing Also detained was their associate Mohammed Chafi age unknown of Dallas the man said All but the elder Saddiqy were released early Thursday he said They questioned me for like 16 hours and let me out at 9 oclock this morning They took everything in this apartment After I think they were sat isfied they left Siddiqy said In an interview in an unfurnished North Dallas apartment Thursday Sad diqy said he and his elder brother came to Dallas on Tuesday to seek docu ments for an emergency return to their Middle Eastern homeland believing they could obtain them faster in Dallas than in New York The Bureau of Alcohol Tobac co and Firearms the FBI and Dallas police conducted a search of the Dallas apartment Wednesday night Dallas police spokesman Jim Spencer referred all comment to ATF which did not immediately return telephone calls Thursday A copy of a search warrant left in the apartment showed that a black bag containing clothing calendar and address book were seized The seized items were sent for test ing at a federal laboratory near Wash ington after a bombsniffing dog indi cated the bags may have been exposed to chemicals used in explosives offi cials Wild The Dallas Morning News Area Residents bring this Ad in with valid Texas Drivers License for 10 off nonsale items Watch for Truffles the bear with free chocolate coins NB Factory Stores 6200184 j Britain returns American witness LONDON AP British immi 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