Friday, December 07, 2012 8:59 am
$700K of gold dust missing from Pfizer lab in Mo.
The Associated Press
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/UiPayr) reports that Chesterfield police began an investigation this week after a Pfizer employee conducting inventory couldn't find the gold dust purchased last year for use in research.
Police Capt. Steven Lewis says no one is "sure if they just didn't account for it and it was used naturally, or if it was stolen or misplaced."
Pfizer said in a statement it is working with law enforcement and takes the matter seriously.
It wasn't clear what purpose the gold dust has in Pfizer's research.
Chesterfield is about 20 miles west of St. Louis.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com