The circumstances surrounding the murder of MI6 agent Gareth Williams grow more mysterious. Williams was found dead, locked inside a sports bag, at his home in London in August. It is believed that his death may have been the result of a sex game gone wrong, and artefacts found in the flat suggested to the police that Williams was gay. His family deny those claims, but the police are now trying to contact a male/female couple through bondage websites for more info. Vikram Dodd writes in the Guardian:
Senior detectives believe the mystery death of the spy Gareth Williams will be solved by getting an insight into his private life after they revealed he had visited bondage websites and a drag club and had £15,000-worth of unworn designer womenswear in his wardrobe.
Williams’s decomposed body was discovered in a padlocked holdall in his flat, less than a mile from MI6 headquarters in London where he was a senior analyst.
Police believe he died a week earlier, in the early hours of 16 August, and that someone else was present. For months they have struggled to answer basic questions about the death. Tests have shown no signs of a struggle or forced entry into the flat, and no sign that he was drugged.
Yesterday, Scotland Yard’s detectives gave their best account of Williams’s death.
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