Gareth Williams, an MI6 British Spy, has been found dead. The circumstances revolving his death are very unusual, but for some reason, the government is not responding appropriately.
His body was found naked, padlocked, in a sports bag, in a bathtub. But the police are saying that this is probably an accident.
Of course, it is natural for accidents to happen. Many people get into the bath, put themselves in gym bags, magically lock the bag from the outside and die. Happens all the time.
Williams’ colleagues were concerned about his well being and alerted the police. The cause of death is suffocation, approximately within three minutes of being in the gym bag, but that is assuming he was alive when he got into the bag.
His prints were not found on the bathtub or on the lock that was closing the bag, so how are they still saying that this was an accident?
Police also insist that there was no one else present at the time of his death, saying that it was “theoretically possible” that he did this to himself. They did concede though that “many questions remain unanswered.” Huh. Isn’t a detective’s job to solve such unanswered questions?
From BBC: Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said he was satisfied it was “theoretically possible” Mr Williams could have padlocked the bag from the inside, although “many questions remain unanswered” as to the circumstances of his death. But he said there was no evidence that the MI6 officer had intended to take his own life or that his death was connected to his work. And he insisted it was “beyond credibility” that he had been misled. “I do not believe that I have had the wool pulled over my eyes. I believe that what we are dealing with is a tragic unexplained death,” he said.
There were about 10 to 15 traces of DNA in the flat from which it had not been possible to gain full DNA profiles, but all other DNA profiles and fingerprints had been eliminated, said DAC Hewitt. DAC Hewitt also said there was no evidence that Mr Williams’ flat had been forensically cleaned, adding it was a “fallacy” that it had been deep-cleaned in such a way that only certain DNA was left in the premises.