The long-gestating mystery of a British spy found dead, in his own bathtub, inside a duffle bag appeared to reach its conclusion Wednesday, though it is one that won't satisfy a lot of people.
In 2010, Gareth Williams, a spy with MI6 and Government Communications Headquarters, was found decomposing inside a padlocked duffle bag in his bathtub. Despite the obvious implications of that statement, police have closed the case, saying Williams "most probably" died accidentally alone.
Detective Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt announced the results of a three-year investigation at a press conference Wednesday. Hewitt said police could not "fundamentally and beyond doubt" rule out that he was killed, but the evidence was not strong enough to support that finding. The Scotland Yard spokesman acknowledged their conclusion isn't definitive, but "on balance, it is a more probable conclusion that there was no other person present when Gareth died."
In other words, it's still pretty much a mystery. "Despite all of this considerable effort, it is still the case that there is insufficient evidence to be definitive on the circumstances that led to Gareth's death," the spokesperson said. "Rather, what we are left with is either individual pieces of evidence, or a lack of such evidence, that can logically support one of a number of hypotheses."