Salmonella Typhimurium spread by products from Peanut Corporation of America has killed has killed its ninth victim. Announcement of the death came before the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations ended its hearing today into the deadly Salmonella outbreak.

The latest death came in hard-hit Ohio where 92 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium have been confirmed. The victim was reported to be a woman from Medina County, Ohio.

By the end of today’s hearing, at which Peanut Corporation of America officials invoked the Fifth Amendment, to avoid answering questions from Congress, most observers agreed this outbreak is no accident.

CNN has a good wrap-up here.