Published On: Wed, Apr 3rd, 2013

Parents of Shane Todd, American found dead in Singapore, claim he was murdered

The parents of an American found dead in Singapore say their son did not commit suicide and instead believe he was murdered, reported ABC in an April 2 article.

“I know he was murdered and then they just hung him on a door,” Mary Todd told ABC News.

Shane Todd's family is still speaking out, claiming he did not commit suicide. Photo supplied

Shane Todd’s family is still speaking out, claiming he did not commit suicide. Photo supplied

Even the wikipedia page describe mysterious circumstances of Shane Todd’s death in June 2012.

“The police was quoted saying that Dr Shane Todd “drilled holes into his bathroom wall, bolted in a pulley, then slipped a black strap through the pulley and wrapped it around the toilet several times. He then tethered the strap to his neck and jumped from a chair.” However, when Todd’s family arrived at his apartment in Singapore after receiving news of his death, they noted that the scene was not as described: there were no holes in the marble walls of the bathroom, and neither were there bolts or screws. The location of the toilet was also not where the police report indicated it was. Furthermore, there were no signs of an investigation at the scene; police had not put up crime scene tape or dusted for fingerprints…” – the first noted inconsistency on the page.

“I saw no screws in the walls, no ropes, no pulley. I called the police immediately and I said the description you gave me does not line up with the physical evidence,” Todd said.

The alleged suicide note, which the police said they found on his computer, was impersonal and not in Shane Todd’s tone, according to his brother, Dylan.

“Shane would have his fingerprints all over anything that he would write down to on paper to us that were his final words and those fingerprints just weren’t there,” Dylan Todd said.

Back in March, Montana’s senators moved that U.S. research funds should be withheld from Shane Todd’s Singaporean employer until the FBI has full access to evidence in the American’s death investigation.

Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester, both Democrats, have introduced an amendment to the continuing resolution to fund the government that is being debated on the Senate floor this week that would block Defense Department funds from the employer, the Institute of Microelectronics (IME).

The move comes a day after Singapore’s foreign minister, Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam, met with Secretary of State John Kerry and two days after Shanmugam met with Baucus. Shanmugam said his country’s police would share evidence with the FBI and conduct an audit of IME’s dealings with the Chinese company Huawei.

“Singapore’s promise to share all evidence with the FBI is a significant step forward, and I appreciate the minister’s time and attention to Shane’s case,” Baucus said. “Now we have to keep the pressure on to ensure that commitment is fulfilled.”

Tester called Todd “a brilliant young scientist who cared for his work and for his country.”

Check out the full interview with ABC here




slain in a case that has become an international mystery.

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