Killer submerged British spy’s body in ‘chemical substance’

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Investigators are still in the dark about vital clues behind last month’s killing of a British intelligence employee in his London apartment. Detectives say they are still unsure about the exact cause of death of Dr. Gareth Williams, a 31-year-old mathematician employed by General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British government’s communications security and surveillance agency. It has been determined that Williams, who for the past year had been temporarily transferred to MI6, Britain’s external intelligence agency, was not stabbed or shot, and is unlikely to have been strangled by his murderer(s). There are, however, increasing signs that the GCHQ scientist’s murder was carried out in a professional manner, possibly by a member of a rival intelligence agency. A further clue pointing to this possibility is that Williams’ body, which was found stuffed in a padlocked sports bag placed inside a bathtub in his apartment, had been submerged into some sort of fluid. This was reported by police officers who were first on the murder scene. But the liquid substance, which was neither blood nor water, has yet to be precisely identified. There are suspicions that it was employed to hasten the decay of Williams’ body and to erase possible toxicological clues as to the former scientist’s time and cause of death. In the past few days, it has also become known that Williams, who had received top security clearance from the British government, had recently returned from an MI6 mission to Bulgaria.

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3 Responses to Killer submerged British spy’s body in ‘chemical substance’

  1. Dr. Monkey says:

    This story keeps getting weirder and weirder.

  2. Notation says:

    All still to come, but it seems obvious he was killed elsewhere and transported to the flat in the bag. Liquid might be part of the sanitisation job by a clean up team.

  3. Peter Wallerberger says:

    Nothing about this tragedy is ‘obvious’ ! and the incident is
    no more ‘weird’ than – say – finding the body of a Russian General
    washed up on a beach ..

    Comments from ‘ your NSA professional are also misleading ‘ as the NSA
    has clearly stated they do not confirm or deny nor so they make
    any comment on such cases.(perhaps ‘ your NSA professional ‘ should visit the pub across
    the river opposite MI6 at the end of the park if he wants to pursue
    suggestions of sexual deviance – it used to be a real education !!)

    One would hope that Dr Gareth Williams family and friends might at least be afforded the courtesy of a few weeks to grieve over their loss before the
    professionals start their ‘witch hunt’, the conduct of which will surely
    provide enough intrigue for Le Carre to write a whole new book .

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