Police investigating the death of a British UFO hunter who vomited up two litres of black fluid before dying may have a new lead.
Officers want to speak to Monkia Duval, a science fiction writer, about the death of Max Spiers, 39, who died on Monkia’s sofa in July 2016.
Mr Spiers was an outspoken conspiracy theorist who wanted to expose government cover-ups of UFO sightings and had travelled to Poland to speak at a conference.
24 hours after arriving however he died at partner Monika Duval’s home and an inquest heard how he vomited two litres of a black fluid before dying.
Prosecutors have now opened an investigation into involuntary manslaughter and want to speak to his Ms Duval who was present when he died.
Lukasz Lapczynski, prosecutor in Warsaw, said:
At this stage we have determined that the ambulance arrived at the request of Mr Spiers’ partner.
Our initial investigation indicates that it was Mr Spiers’ partner [who called the ambulance], but the nature of this relationship is unclear.
The BBC report Mr Lapczynski wishes to determine the nature of Mr Spiers’ and Duval’s relationship adding that an ‘essential’ post-mortem hadn’t taken place following the mysterious death.
According to Mr Lapczynski this was due to a doctor’s decision which meant that the prosecution had not heard about the case until Mr Spier’s body had been repatriated to the UK.
When his body was flown back to the UK neither Mr Spiers’ phone or laptop were among his belongings and when Monika sent the valuables to his mother a few weeks later there was no Sim card in the phone.
Mr Spiers’ mum, Vanessa Bates said:
There was nothing on the computer at all. Somebody had clearly, definitely wiped everything off it.
It makes no sense to wipe somebody’s computer, no sense to me.
Ms Bates, has previously claimed her son was ‘murdered by enemies’.
An inquest into Mr Spiers’ death opened in December and will continue later this year.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.