Jan 27 2014 8:45am

MI6 Agent Whose Body Was Locked Inside Sports Tote Died “Accidentally”

An MI6 codebreaker on temporary reassignment was found dead in August, 2010, padlocked in a red sports bag in an empty bathtub in his Pimlico home, and after three years of investigation, the Met's ruling is that the 31 year-old died from his own hand accidentally, though none of Gareth Williams' “DNA was found on the lock attached to the bag and his palm prints were not found on the rim of the bath.” Um, okay....

Further, according to this BBC News article:

During a seven-day inquest in May 2012, the question of whether Mr Williams could have padlocked himself into a bag in a bath was central.

Pathologists said he would have suffocated within three minutes if he had been alive when he got inside it...

It's also worth noting, says reporter Danny Shaw, that Scotland Yard's final, inconclusive conclusion is not only at odds with that of the coroner (who thought he'd been “unlawfully killed”) but also the Detective Chief Inspector who originally led the investigation. It's a very sad story for the Williams family, but the final disposition simply leaves us scratching our heads and wondering.

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Joe Brosnan
1. JoeBrosnan
Where is Sherlock and Watson when you need them? This seriously sounds like an opening to one of its episodes.
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