Cairo, June 18. The extraordinary events occurring in the investigation of the mysterious relics found in the tomb of Ramsessunakht, a 10th dynasty high priest of Amun-Ra, and the deaths of Dr. Zawi Hawass and five of his associates has been amplified yet again by the announcement by University of Cairo officials that copies obtained upon arrival in Egypt of documents provided by the imposter identified as Dr. Robert Ritner of the University of Chicago show that the documents were issued to the real Dr. Robert Ritner and dated 1988. Furthermore, University of Chicago officials have said that the real Dr. Ritner is now missing. Local police in Racine, Wisconsin were asked by University officials to verify Dr. Ritner’s presence at his home in Racine. They found his house locked and unoccupied. Neighbors were queried and none could remember seeing Dr Ritner present at his house beyond the end of May. The official also commented that an earlier statement made by the University that Dr. Ritner was on extended leave had not been verified by personal contact at that time. A check of phone records to Dr. Ritner's home by police show that no calls were made from the home beyond May 27th. Racine police are still investigating, but have not officially made Dr. Ritner a missing person.
Calls to Egyptian FIN headquarters by this reporter were not returned immediately. Calls to the American Embassy in Cairo were not returned. University of Cairo Administration had no comment on this latest development. The open door policy initially exhibited by University of Cairo administration appears to have been closed to the press as this case progresses.
In related news, Dr. Mohas Agib, the sole survivor of the mysterious lab explosion that killed 5 of his associates has died of wounds suffered in the explosion without further comment on the events that took place at the lab on the grounds of the University of Cairo on June 15.