London - (Spy Who Bagged Me News): Was missing Russian spy ring bagman Christopher Metsos using an Alderney Street rubbish recycling bin as a secret dead letter drop?
"We just don't know," London cops said today amid rumors that MI6 cryptographer Gareth Williams died 'because he was beyond his sell-by'.
The codebreaker was found inside a large red holdall in what decryption experts have dubbed a coded reference to a Russian (red) bag (bagman).
The official cause of his death is still at the 'unexplained' stage police sources said this week.
Metsos, described as the 11th man in the Anna Chapman espionage gang, was arrested in early July in Larnaca, Cyprus on a false Canadian passport.
He then fled the country after posting $33,000 bail and is believed to be hiding out in a Rome safehouse 'somewhere under the Catacombs'.
This weekend London conspiracy theorists said the Metsos link 'screams of a bilateral cover-up'.
They have asked whether Williams' body was naked, whether he had any unusual marks or tattoos and - in an ominous reference to waterboarding - if there was any water in the bathtub.
"Bag? Bagman? Or is it Bagram - as in Bagram US militarized airport and housing complex in Afghanistan??" the TinFoilHattersAnonymous.con website queried today.
Renegade ex-MI5 stooge David Shayler is 69.