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Did Gareth Williams Die From A North Face Bag, Not Gay Sex Gone Wrong? Or Both!

While everyone is still denying Gareth Williams, the 31-year-old MI6 spy found dead at his home, is a homo or even into S&M, there’s a brand new theory about the way he died: He locked himself inside a duffle bag for erotic kicks and died inside.

The body of Williams was found in an extra-large North Face bag, the kind straight guys use to lug fishing gear to the truck. Or, apparently, anyone into auto-erotic asphyxiation.

The Mail on Sunday has learned that a woman police officer climbed into the holdall in which codebreaker Gareth Williams’ naked body was found, re-enacting the events which it is thought could have led to his death. She managed to zip up the bag and padlock it from the inside, leading investigators to conclude that Mr Williams may have done the same for sexual kicks and suffocated when he could not reopen it.

The theory was bolstered by the fact that a key to the padlock was found alongside his body inside the £150 bag.

Despite being crouched in the holdall, the police officer was able to squeeze her hand through a small gap between the padlock and the zip fastener and lock it from the inside.
Police believe Mr Williams may have gone through the same extraordinary routine, and then passed out, possibly as a result of panic when he was unable to reopen the padlock.

So does this disprove those other theories? That he was slain by an assassin who learned of his secret identity? That he was targeted by Russian agents? That he was upset his Lady Gaga tickets arrived late in the mail and he missed her concert?

[Daily Mail]

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By:           JD
On:           Sep 13, 2010
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  • 9 Comments
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      So you are implyin he went South in a North Face bag? :p

      Sep 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jorge
      Jorge

      God, are the Queerty writers in a competition amongst each other to see who can be the tackiest?

      Sep 13, 2010 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      Re No. 1 · PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS, “So you are implyin he went South in a North Face bag?”

      Humor aside, Northface sells duffle bags that are waterproof (and airproof – goretex is too expensive and fragile), and are designed to stay waterproof after considerable abuse. These bags are designed to keep the contents dry during a mountaineering expedition, where they may be sitting out for days on end in heavy rains and thrown around on the trek in. http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/base-camp-duffel.html has some pictures and specs for various models.

      No comment of course about the fatality.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFHndymn
      SFHndymn

      And now it is time to print up new warning labels.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 4:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      @SFHndymn: something like “This bag is intended for the lugging of camping gear, not the acting out of childhood psychodrama?”

      Sep 14, 2010 at 7:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Arjy
      Arjy

      But if there was a hole big enough to squeeze a hand through, he must have been able to breathe …

      Sep 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 6 · Arjy wrote, “But if there was a hole big enough to squeeze a hand through, he must have been able to breathe”

      not necessarily. First, his mouth might not have been near the zipper. Second, due to his size, the zipper might have been pulled tight eliminating any usable gap to get air.

      Sep 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BenR
      BenR

      As an outdoor gear snob, I feel compelled to note that the brand is actually “The North Face,” not North Face or Northface (as another poster has written).

      Sep 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LoKi
      LoKi

      To tHe outdoor gear snob. No one Cares.

      Dec 23, 2010 at 4:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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