The surprise news of Osama bin Laden's death, the dramatic raid on his suburban compound, the swift identification and disposal of his body, the presidential announcement that "conveniently" interrupted Celebrity Apprentice. All these add up to a pot of gold for conspiracy theorists who refuse to believe the world's public enemy no. 1 was actually killed in Abbottabad. News outlets from this one to the Los Angeles Times to CBS News have run stories pointing out the growing brigade of "deathers" who demand further proof that Bin Laden is dead.
The main method of proof used by the United States to identify Bin Laden's body was a DNA test. There are also photographs, the White House says, but they're so graphic officials are still deciding whether or not to release them. The photographic evidence (or lack thereof) has fueled some of the deather speculation, especially since a picture of an ostensibly shot Bin Laden that ran in many papers turned out to be a fake. Plenty of deathers are also calling into question the science behind the DNA tests. Their main objections: The speed at which the tests were completed and the accuracy of the sample used to verify Bin Laden's DNA.