via CBS News
The death of an American computer engineer, Shane Todd, in Singapore has created quite a stir. His parents contend he was murdered, but authorities say it was suicide. The mystery seems to have links to the dark world of cyber-spying and could possibly involve China.
Rick and Mary Todd traveled from Montana to Singapore to prove that their son was actually the victim of a web of international cyber-espionage.
“We really appreciate the process that is going on; it’s a slow process so we really appreciate the way Singapore conducts its court system,” said Rick Todd.
The Todds are attending an 11-day inquiry into their son’s death. Shane Todd had been an engineer for a Singapore government research agency called the Institute of Microelectronics (IME). Then two days after quitting last June, he was found dead, hanging in his apartment bathroom. Police and the coroner ruled it a suicide.
“I believe 100 percent there is a cover-up going on,” said Mary Todd.
In an interview with CBS News in February, the Todds claimed their son had become worried about his safety.
“He started calling us and saying, ‘Mom if you don’t hear from me every week email me right away,’” said Mary Todd. “‘If I don’t call you, call the U.S. Embassy. My life is being threatened,’ and that’s when he said that he felt he was being asked to compromise U.S. security.”