7/14/2017 10:32:38 AM (updated 7/14/2017 10:33:02 AM)
one of my favorites
Gareth Williams – Aug. 16, 2010
Gareth Williams, a transatlantic MI6 spy – whose dead body was found naked, padlocked and stuffed in a 32-inch by 19-inch duffel bag that was sitting in his London bathtub – had illegally hacked secret data on Bill Clinton, according to the U.K. Sun. The news site noted, “[H]is death is still one of Britain’s most mysterious unsolved cases.”
Scotland Yard had announced the death as a suicide, saying he locked himself in the bag.
But his DNA wasn’t found on the lock. There were no palm prints on the edge of his bathtub.
According to reports, messages left by Williams on the voicemails of his friends and family were deleted in the days following his death.
“And a rival agent may have also broken into the flat to destroy or remove evidence,” the Sun reported. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.
“In 2012, lawyers for his family said he could have been killed by someone who specialized in the ‘dark arts of the secret services,'” the Sun reported.
“The police did not rule out his intelligence work playing a part in his death. They thought he may have been stuffed in the bag by killers who later broke back in to cover their tracks. Investigators also suspect the flat had been ‘steam-cleaned,’ which would explain why no DNA evidence was found.”