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The hanging death of an American electronics engineer in Singapore last summer has ignited an international mystery, after his family and girlfriend developed suspicions that he may have been murdered the week before he was scheduled to return home to the U.S.
Was he murdered? Mystery death of an American engineer working in Singapore on cutting-edge military technology ‘who had deep misgivings about his work.
Mr Todd had just left a job at a state-owned research organisation, Singapore Institute of Microelectronics (IME), at the time of his death. His parents alleged he was working on a project linked to China’s telecoms giant.
Huawei, involving sensitive semiconductor technology, and his death resulted from foul play linked to the project.Both Mr Todd’s former employer and Huawei
last year named a potential national security threat by a US Congressional committee because of fears over links to China’s government and military rejected this, saying they had been involved in preliminary talks on a project that did not get off the ground.
A US engineer found hanged in his Singapore apartment killed himself, a Singapore coroner has ruled.Shane Todd, 31, who had been working for a government research body, was found dead at his home in June 2012.
His death was registered as suicide, but his parents alleged he was killed over a project related to sensitive technology. The coroner ruled that “there was no foul play”.
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The US has described the inquiry as “fair and transparent”.Mr Todd died of “asphyxia due to hanging”, the inquest concluded.
The verdict in the case – which attracted considerable attention after Mr Todd’s parents contested police findings and campaigned for an investigation – is final and cannot be appealed against.