Spy death mystery : intrigue and suspicion surrounds death of MI6 worker A British spy who was found dead in the bath of a flat in London was stabbed several times before his body was stuffed into a sports bag where it lay decomposing for up to two weeks. The property on Alderney Street, London where the body was found. The man, named locally as Gareth Williams, is understood to have been employed as a communications worker at GCHQ but is believed to have been on secondment at the headquarters of MI6 in Vauxhall, just across the Thames from where his body was found. Forensic officers at the scene. The discovery comes almost four years after Russian former KGB colonel Alexander Litvinenko, pictured, was poisoned with the radioactive polonium 210 in a London hotel.