Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation With Author Richard Marquise

Jul 5, 2019 | 14:52 GMT
The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, set off a massive investigation, eventually tracing the culpability for the attack to Libyan-directed terrorists.

On Dec. 21, 1988, a Pan Am jumbo jet fell out of the sky into the Scottish village of Lockerbie, killing hundreds of people and setting off a massive international investigation.

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On December 21, 1988, a plane full of travelers bound from London to New York exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. All on board were killed, as were 11 people on the ground. The subsequent investigation into the bombing spread over hundreds of square miles in a hunt for evidence that had been blown to smithereens.

The FBI's lead investigator in the case, Richard Marquise, was assigned to the monumental task of helping determine what had happened, who was responsible and, eventually, how to prosecute the case. He talked about his book detailing those efforts, Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation with Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton.

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