The Mysterious Death Of Robert Kennicott Possibly Explained

Robert Kennicott
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Robert Kennicott
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The Mysterious Death Of Robert Kennicott Possibly Explained

For 150 years, the family and friends of Chicago suburban man Robert Kennicott believed the scientist had killed himself during a Smithsonian expedition in Alaska. Years later, two anthropologists from the same institution Kennicott helped establish have discovered the true cause of his death.

We talk to Washington Post reporter Sarah Kaplan about her story around the mysterious death of Robert Kennicott.