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article imagePolice find body at the home of missing MI6 man

By Paris Franz     Aug 25, 2010 in Crime
London - Police searching the home of a missing man believed to work for the secret intelligence service (MI6) have found a man's body in a bag.
Officers went to the address following reports that the occupant had not been seen for some time. It is thought the body could have been in the sports holdall for two weeks, according to the BBC. The officers also discovered a mobile phone and several SIM cards laid out when they broke into the flat on Monday.
The Guardian reports a postmortem examination was scheduled to be carried out on Wednesday to try to establish how the man died.
The Guardian also noted an unconfirmed report which suggested he had worked at GCHQ, the government's secret listening service. He had been on secondment to MI6, the secret intelligence service, when he disappeared up to 10 days ago.
Scotland Yard has launched a murder inquiry, in conjunction with counter-terrorist and security service officials.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan police said: "Detectives are investigating a suspicious death following the discovery of the body of a man in a central London flat. At around 1640 hours on Monday 23 August, officers attended the flat, on the top floor of a property in Alderney Street, Westminster, following reports that the occupant had not been seen for some time. Officers gained entry and found the body of the man, believed to be aged in his 30s. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are yet to identify the deceased.”
The headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) is just a few hundred yards from the flat in Vauxhall Cross, and has fuelled speculation that the man was working there before his death.
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