Sky News : No Poison Or Drugs Found In MI6 Spy's Body

Thursday, October 28, 2010

No Poison Or Drugs Found In MI6 Spy's Body

Huw Borland, Sky News Online | October 28, 2010

The death of an MI6 code-breaker remains a mystery after tests found no traces of poison, drugs or alcohol in his body.

The decomposing remains of 30-year-old Gareth Williams were discovered in a padlocked holdall in the bath at his Pimlico flat on August 23.

Police have been trying to establish a cause of death but a series of toxicology tests did not reveal any foreign substances in his body.

The mysterious circumstances of Mr Williams' death sparked an international frenzy of speculation earlier this year.

Coroner Dr Paul Knapman is due to review the case in private next Wednesday after opening an inquest on September 1.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Mr Williams' death remains suspicious and unexplained and enquiries into the circumstances continue."

Scotland Yard detectives have been hunting for a man and a woman seen calling at the communal door of his Alderney Street home.

Witnesses said the couple, who were apparently in their 20s and looked like they may have come from a Mediterranean country, were let into the property late on an evening in June or July.

Mr Williams' body was discovered by officers who went to his flat after colleagues said he had not been seen for some time.

There was no sign of any forced entry to the property or a disturbance inside and nothing is believed to be missing.

He was found unclothed, in a zipped and padlocked red North Face holdall in an empty bath, in the ensuite bathroom.

Mr Williams, originally from Anglesey, North Wales, was last seen alive on August 15, eight days before he was found dead in the £400,000 property.