Hertfordshire police would not confirm his identity, but the force said in a statement: “At 10.40am today [Monday 18 July] police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for the welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street. Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found. The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.
“The death is currently being treated as unexplained but not thought to be suspicious. Police investigations into this incident are ongoing.”
Of course, what the spokesperson means is, “We haven’t yet ascertained the exact cause of death, but we have no reason to think this is a homicide.”
Even so, isn’t the statement odd? By definition, if you don’t know why somebody is dead–let alone somebody who just screwed over some of the world’s most powerful people–then isn’t his death suspicious?
Could it go the other way? Could you have a suspicious death that was explained? I don’t think so. We can explain exactly how Lee Harvey Oswald died, and that’s why there’s nothing suspicious about it.