NEW YORK - A detailed FBI list of people being sought for questioning in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks includes Florida residents who shared a post office box in Saudi Arabia, a man with a "LAST-DAY-11," e-mail address and the German girlfriend of one of the hijackers.
Tracking many of the 370 individuals on the list is another matter. Associated Press reporters across the United States and in Europe talked with neighbors of some on the list who say that people with those names haven't been seen since shortly before or just after the attacks. In some cases, police searched apartments but neighbors didn't see any arrests. Some people have been questioned and cleared, while others appear to be held by U.S. immigration authorities.
A handful on the list - briefly published on a Finnish banking Web site where it was obtained by the AP - are already known to be in custody in the United States, Germany, France and Britain. Others, including the 19 hijackers, are listed as "possibly dead."
Many no longer live at listed addresses and, in some cases, the addresses don't exist at all.
One man on the list, who shares the same last name as two of the hijackers, allegedly used a Kansas City address that turned out to be the creative division of a greeting card company.
A New York street number in the borough of Queens doesn't exist, although the road, just beyond a runway at LaGuardia Airport, certainly does. At the west end of the street, jumbo jets land so close one could almost reach out and touch them.
An FBI official in Washington said the agency does not characterize all the people on the list as suspects. They are "people who we want to talk to because we believe they may have information that is helpful to the investigation," the official said on condition of anonymity.
The FBI would not comment on how important the people on the list are to the investigation. But a U.S. law enforcement official said the fake addresses and aliases on the list have further raised suspicions about the purposes and intentions of some of those they are seeking.
The official, who refused to be identified, said information was obtained from public documents, including banking records, visas, and apartment and car rental contracts. New information is being developed daily on the whereabouts of the individuals, and the official cautioned that lists are constantly being updated.
German addresses are listed for 21 individuals, and there are 76 Florida addresses. In all, the list includes addresses in 27 states, and in France, Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Saudi Arabia - where the FBI believes most of the hijackers were born. Only one person is listed as an Afghan.
Eight Saudis, including two of the hijackers, are listed as using the same post office box in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while four more are listed as using a variation of that box number. Three of those men are listed with additional addresses in the Florida area where several of the hijackers spent time prior to the attacks.
There are 11 aliases listed for suspected hijacker Mohamed Atta, several residences in the United States and Germany, where he studied, and three German cell phone numbers no longer in use. The phone number at a Baltimore address has also been disconnected.
A man with the same last name as four of the suspected hijackers is listed with an e-mail address that begins "LAST-DAY-11."
A Hamburg address listed for Atta and a Ramzi Binalshibh - wanted by Germany on an international arrest warrant for alleged involvement in the attacks - has been sealed by police.
Finnish banking authorities say the list - which includes birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail accounts and, in some cases, aliases - was compiled by the FBI and European sources. FBI officials have confirmed the list, and said it was intended for European banks to use for cross-checks with their customer lists.
But Finnish banking regulators posted the list on their Web site on Oct. 3. and a copy was obtained by AP before the list was removed from the site the next day after objections from data protection officials. Yesterday, the financial agency said it had erred in making the list public.
"Releasing the list was based on the belief, since proven false, that the information had already been published by the FBI and the U.S. Treasury at the request of the United Nations and the European Union," the financial agency said in a statement.