Recent breakthrough suggests the possibility of at least two visitor’s presence in the dead spy’s London apartment. On Monday, a forensic investigator, Ros Hammond said that at least two sets of DNA samples were found on the naked body of the victim. The mysterious visitors still remain unidentified. More tests are being conducted on the samples to get a proper clue or identification.
The spy, Gareth Williams was found packed in a sports utility bag.
Gareth Williams, 31 years old, used to work for Britain’s ‘secret eavesdropping service’ (GCHQ). Later he was recruited by MI6 the overseas spy agency. In August 2010, William’s body was found at his London residence inside a bag placed in his own bathtub.
During an inquest hearing in London it was said that having guests in his government provided residence was a rear occasion. On the other hand, Hammond claimed about a discovery of two unidentified person’s visit to the crime scene.
According to Hammond, DNA evidence was found on a towel and the sample is under tests. He hopes to achieve a clue explaining this puzzling death.
Police hasn’t yet confirmed how the murder went through and no arrest followed so far. Police officers have taken an interest in the victim’s personal life and his evident interest in sadomasochism. The victim’s relatives put blame on his job demanding various secret and dangerous tasks.
In the hearing, pathologists were doubtful of poisoning or asphyxiation as the prominent cause behind the death. Exact cause will be tough to point out as the victim’s cadaver was decomposed badly, because the body was laid undiscovered for a few days. The delay caused the loss of much needed and valuable evidence.
They found the radiators in William’s apartment turned on, when they discovered the body, even at the time of summer. This caused the quick decomposition of the body, a Pathologist named Benjamin Swift said.
Swift also told the hearing that in this case suffocating or poisoning are the most likely cause responsible for the death.
Richard Shepherd, another pathologist who did the 3rd autopsy on the body said that the evidence and the body suggest that the victim got into the duffel bag on his own accord. No sign of struggling was found on the dead body. That means Williams was alive before he went into the bag.
On Wednesday, a verdict is expected.
- Written by Navid Iqbal
- Category: Europe