→ 30 Apr 12 at 5 am
‘In August 2010 Williams was found dead in his Central London flat, about half a mile from the MI6 headquarters. The big unanswered mystery is how he managed to climb inside a sports holdall, zip it up and padlock it from the outside, when he was found decomposing on the inside. Anthony O’Toole, the family Lawyer proclaims there is “a high probability that there was a third party present in the flat” , although forensic evidence has not been forthcoming. Initial DNA evidence that suggested a third party had been involved turned out to actually be that of one of the forensics investigators. A typographical error by a worker at the forensics firm LGC meant a numerical code for the DNA sample had been wrongly fed into a computer, meaning the sample was marked as unidentified .
So far pathologists have carried out two post-mortems, but both have failed to establish how Williams died, though the examination was complicated by the fact that the body was said to be in an “advanced state of decay” . Toxicology tests revealed no trace of alcohol or drugs in his system .
Vincent Williams, representing the Metropolitan Police said experts agreed it was impossible to lock oneself inside the bag , suggesting if there was a third party present they may have known how to dispose of evidence and clean the scene. This has naturally led to speculation that the Intelligence Services or a foreign equivalent were involved. Who better at secrecy than secret agents themselves?
Initially MI6 stated his death was not related to his work, although today Witness F claimed Williams had carried out a number of searches of the secret service database without permission, but did not explain what they were. The witness admitted such “activities” could “theoretically” have put him at greater risk of pressure from other forces , but without any further probing it’s difficult to come to any conclusions.
Although initial reports suggested mobile phone sim cards had been laid out in a “ritualistic fashion” in the flat and the family’s lawyer implied the “dark arts” of the security services may be involved, or that gay bondage played a role. In such high profile cases it’s wise not to fall for smears or red herrings playing out in the media, that cloud the potential bigger picture. Much more may be revealed over time.’