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[ISN] Police Publish Images of Two Sought in Codebreaker’s Death

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jan 07 2011 - 11:12:31 GMT

By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
January 6, 2011

In an effort to identify two people who may be connected to the
mysterious death of a top British codebreaker, authorities have
published images of a man and woman who entered his apartment building
weeks before his death.

Gareth Williams, 31, was found dead and naked in a North Face duffel bag
in the bathtub of his flat last August. The sports bag was padlocked on
the outside.

The two, said to be in their 20s and of Mediterranean appearance, were
let in to Williams’ building by another tenant in late June or July.
They told the tenant they had keys to Williams’ flat but indicated they
knew him as Pier Paolo.

Williams, described by those who knew him as a “math genius,” worked for
the U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) helping to
break coded Taliban communications, among other things. He was just
completing a year-long stint with MI6, Britain’s secret intelligence
service, when he died. The flat where he lived was part of a network of
flats registered to an offshore front company and rented out to GCHQ


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