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    ......  谋杀美国工程师 ? 你就死说 CIA 杀的好了


金融时报:参与华为项目后离职 美国工程师离奇死亡 更多细节

            2013年02月21日 16:59 

去年6月24日,31岁美国工程师托德(Shane Todd)在自新加坡公司辞职

后第三天离奇死在公寓内。托德的家人表示,当他们赶到新加坡收尸时

发现,死亡现场没有封锁,没有警方调查的迹象,此外没有发现所谓

上吊用的螺栓,死亡现场与新国警方所描述完全不同。托德的父母断言,

儿子是被谋杀的,因为他一直害怕他所参与的项目会危及美国国家安全,

他们还说,此项目与军事技术泄露给中国有关。

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Image result for shane todd murder in singapore


《金融时报》2月15日报导,受雇于新加坡微电子研究所(Institute of 

Microelectronics,简称IME)的美国电子工程师托德曾参与一个IME与

中国电信巨头华为的合作项目。


华为是世界上最大的电信设备公司之一,但被多国拒绝往来,澳大利亚

和美国国会的理由是,其设备可用于间谍活动,被视为有国家安全风险。


美国工程师被“上吊自杀”


新加坡警方宣称,托德在他的新加坡公寓的浴室墙上钻了一个洞,用

螺栓固定滑轮,一个黑色的肩带通过滑轮,并缠绕在厕盆上。然后,

他将皮带拴在脖子上,从一张椅子上跳下来。


新加坡尸检报告说,托德,身高6英尺1英吋,体重近200磅,在浴室

上吊自杀。

死亡现场疑点重重找到疑为谋杀的重要证据

     Shane Todd 的母亲、弟弟、弟媳、父亲 离开新加坡地方法院

报导说,在获知噩耗后,托德的父母和两名弟弟自美国赶到了托德在

新加坡的公寓。他们发现,公寓的前门没有上锁,没有任何警方调查

的迹象──没有犯罪现场警方的隔离胶带,没有搜索指纹的污迹。

进入公寓后,托德的母亲直接冲进了浴室,她想知道儿子是怎样死的。

然而,她并没有看到如警方所述的现场:大理石浴室的墙壁没有钻孔,

也没有任何螺栓或螺钉。厕盆也不在新加坡警察所说的位置。为此,

他们感到不安。


托德的家人还发现,托德的公寓像是在搬家,烘干机里还有衣服,地板

上还有要洗涤的脏衣物。干净的衣服折叠在沙发上。在他生前的最后

几个小时,他试图在出售他的家具,家具上都贴上了价格标签。托德的

父母在餐桌上发现了托德的机票。但他的笔记本电脑和手机都不见了–

被新加坡警方搜走并扣留。


在离开公寓前,托德的父母发现了一个像小扬声器一样的装置。报导

说,这最后一刻的发现改变了托德自杀身亡的故事。那个小装置不是

一个扬声器,而是一个外置硬盘,里面装有托德的电脑备份文件,

涉及他的工作和项目的时间表与计划,与IME和华为的计划有关。


托德的工作项目与中国通信公司华为有关

该计划提出,从2012年到2014年底,IME和华为将“共同开发”由半导体

材料氮化镓(GaN)所构成的放大器,因为氮化镓能够承受远高于矽

(silicon)能承受的高温和高电压。氮化镓设备具有照明及移动电话

基站等商业用途,但也有巨大的军事用途,适用于雷达和卫星通信

领域。美国国防工业巨头诺斯诺普(Northrup-Grumman)及雷神

(Raytheon)等公司都在开发这一材料。


加州大学圣巴巴拉分校电气和计算机工程教授约克(Robert York)说,

如果华为努力推进其GaN技术,这将是“令人不安的,但并不令人感到

惊讶。高功率的放大器可做商业用途,但一些可用于军事上的应用:

大功率雷达,电子战,包括信号的干扰,甚至一些潜在的武器。”


托德母亲:托德感受到威胁,因为他的工作与中国有关

托德于2010年从美国加州大学圣巴巴拉分校获得了博士学位。毕业时,

他获得了多个工作机会,最后告诉父母他决定去新加坡,因为他一直

在寻找探险机会。


2010年12月,他加入IME公司,很快升为5个人的团队负责人。他于2011

年9月在电脑里建立了一个名为“Huawei”(华为)的文件夹,里面有一个

文件,内容包含“项目计划”,概述了目标,范围和IME和华为之间提议

合作的时间表。


后来,托德经常打电话给母亲抱怨IME,有时也抱怨他手里的中国项目,

他强调,“妈妈,我会每周打电话给你,而如果你在一周内没收到我的

电话,你就打电话给美国大使馆。”


托德母亲回忆说,好几次,他告诉父母,觉得自己受到威胁,因为他的

工作与中国有关。托德的父亲试图说服他回家,但托德说表示,他有

责任留在IME。“我记得,(一切)历历在目,他对我说,‘我很幼稚’,

他以为他所获得的训练是为了一个高尚的目标。然后,他意识到,他

被要求做的事情,可能会损害美国的国家安全。”


托德的母亲说,她没有问托德他所做的具体工作。她甚至直到他死后才

知道这家中国公司的名字。去年四月,压力使得托德请求母亲说,

“妈妈,我们可以祈祷吗?”他还对父亲说:“如果我能逃过此劫,

父亲,我愿意终生伺候您。”


托德的女朋友萨米恩托(Shirley Sarmiento)说,因为压力,托德从

春天开始参加教会活动。“他说,他曾做过的事情,可能会让他陷入

与美国政府的麻烦中,”萨米恩托说,涉及“有关国防”及一家中国

公司,这使他“不舒服”。


托德生前的最后几天时光

去年二月下旬,托德告诉父母和女朋友,他已向IME提出辞呈,并提前

60天给出通知,另外,他又延长了30天来交接工作。


就在托德死前几天,托德得到了一个好消息,他获得美国一家研究公司

的一份工作,将与美国国防部和NASA一起合作。年薪约10万5千美元。


在 IME的最后一周,托德非常忙碌。周三,他发出一封电子邮件,邀请

同事与他这个美国小伙一起共进“美国式的”最后的午餐。他还发出了

一封电子邮件给他的母亲,他说,他很快会打电话给她。周四,他的

同事记得他接了三个电话,似乎让他感到不安。托德也通过电子邮件

向新的公司查询:他能否发表研究论文和申请专利?他会有多少天节

假日?


周五,托德和大约30多个同事共进午餐。下午5时16分,他发出电子邮件

向IME告别:“感谢您们的帮助,使我在IME的经历终生难忘。祝你们

未来好运。请保持联系。”


托德的女朋友萨米恩托周五和周六都在等待托德的电话。托德也没有

回覆她的短信。周日,她去了他的公寓。她发现门没锁,托德吊死在

浴室里。


萨米恩托认为托德不可能是自杀。她说:“我是护士,如果有人想

自杀,我当然看得出来。”


托德的父母和美国领事馆官员会见了新加坡警方。警方探员宣读了托德

的几个遗言,一个是赞扬IME,一个是写给父母,请原谅自己成为父母

的负担,另三个分别写给女朋友、弟弟们和朋友们。


警方宣称,这些遗书是自托德的电脑中找到的。托德的母亲说:“托德

可能杀死了自己,但他不可能写出那样的遗言。”


托德的母亲表示儿子自幼就非常优秀,从来就不是我们的负担。此

外,“他非常不满IME管理层对待员工的态度及管理公司的方式。”托德

的女友补充,我很确信,他不会将人生最后时刻用来赞美IME。她说:

“他(托德)痛恨自己的工作。”


新加坡警方表示,他们仍在调查托德案件。关于托德的案件,华为公司

代表拒绝回答《金融时报》提出的任何与IME或与托德相关的具体问题。

IME也拒绝发表评论。

February 15, 2013 1:10 pm

Death in Singapore

On June 24 last year, the body of a young US electronics engineer, Shane Todd, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment. Police said it was suicide, but his family believes he was murdered

Shane Todd on a dragon boat in Singapore during an outing with friends and colleagues in 2011

Shane Todd on a dragon boat in Singapore during an outing with friends and colleagues in 2011. This is one of a number of images featured on Shane’s Facebook page. The photographs of Shane Todd have been provided by the Todd family

Mary and Rick Todd were anxious about entering the apartment where their oldest son had lived and died. Late last June the couple had flown from Montana to Denver to Los Angeles to a colonial-era house in the Chinatown district of Singapore to try to make sense of an unthinkable loss: Shane Todd, a young engineer who had just wrapped up an 18-month stint with a government research institute known as IME, was dead – an apparent suicide, according to the Singapore police. Mrs Todd felt her heart pounding as she climbed the narrow staircase to his apartment and thought about what the police had told her two days earlier.

Shane had died a week before he was to return to the US. The police said he had 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. Shane, 6ft 1in and nearly 200lb, hanged himself from the bathroom door, the autopsy report said.

So the Todds, along with two of Shane’s younger brothers, John and Dylan, were unnerved by what they didn’t see as they crossed the threshold. The front door was unlocked and there was no sign of an investigation – no crime-scene tape, no smudges from fingerprint searches. “The first thing I did was make a beeline for the bathroom,” Mrs Todd recalled. She wanted to see exactly how Shane had died – and she saw nothing that fitted the police description. The marble bathroom walls had no holes in them. Nor were there any bolts or screws. The toilet was not where the police had said.

Beyond the bathroom, Shane’s home looked like a snapshot of a man in the middle of a move. There was laundry in the dryer and dirty washing on the floor. Clean clothes were folded on the couch. Boxes were packed. Shane, in his last hours, had been trying to sell his furniture. He had written out price tags. The Todds found Shane’s airline ticket on the dining table. His laptops and mobile phone were gone – taken and kept by the Singapore police.

Police defend probe into Singapore death

Singapore police released a statement on Sunday defending their investigation into the death of Shane Todd, an American engineer who had been employed by IME, a government research agency, found hanged in his Singapore apartment in June

As the Todds looked around the apartment, some of Shane’s friends and co-workers stopped by. The Todds were eager to meet them. No one could quite grasp Shane’s death: his girlfriend said he had been stressed about work, which his parents knew; but some work colleagues said Shane had been particularly upbeat on his last day at IME. A group had met at a steak restaurant and Shane said he had a job lined up in the States. One friend turned on a laptop to show the Todds a video of Shane at a karaoke bar. He was wearing Bermuda shorts and belting out “Susie Q”, “his go-to song”, his brother John said. “Everyone laughed so hard, because it was so Shane,” Mrs Todd said.

Before leaving, Mrs Todd noticed what looked like a small speaker. “Do you think the boys could use this?” she asked her husband. “Put it in the bag,” he said.

That last-minute find has altered the story of Shane Todd’s death. The card-sized plastic case was not a speaker but an external hard drive with a back-up of his computer files, including his work at IME, and a timetable and plan for a project that apparently involved IME and Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecom giant.

The plan lays out how, from 2012 to the end of 2014, IME and Huawei would “co-develop” an amplifier device powered by gallium nitride (GaN), a semiconductor material able to withstand extreme heat and power levels well beyond silicon. GaN devices have commercial use in lighting as well as high-powered transistors for mobile phone base stations. They also have tremendous military potential, and major US defence contractors – including Northrup-Grumman and Raytheon – have pursued significant research and development in GaN for use in radar and satellite communications.

Security and technology experts consulted by the FT reviewed the project plan and all noted its civilian and potential military applications. Robert York, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara – a world leader in GaN research and where Shane earned a doctorate in silicon devices – said it would be “unnerving but not surprising” if Huawei were to be trying to advance its GaN technology. The high-powered amplifier has civilian use but “could be used for a number of military applications: high-powered radar, electronic warfare including signal jamming and even potentially some weapons”, Professor York added.

The colonial-era corner house in Singapore where Shane Todd lived on the first floor and where his body was found

The colonial-era corner house in Singapore where Shane Todd lived on the first floor and where his body was found

Shane, it turns out, had deep misgivings about the project he was working on and feared he was compromising US national security. His family wants to know whether that project sent him to his grave.

. . .

Shane Todd was an all-American boy raised in a middle-class family who lived in California and Florida before settling in Montana. His dad was a US Navy pilot based in San Diego when Shane was born. His mother grew up in southern California and graduated from a Christian evangelical university there. Her husband, agnostic in his youth, said he “adopted Christ” early in their relationship.

Mr Todd left the Navy when Shane was three. He eventually became a commercial airline pilot. The Todds moved to Boca Raton, Florida, when Shane was 13 and the youngster – by then the oldest of four boys – acclimatised well. He was athletic – a successful wrestler – and won honours in science.

He went on to the University of Florida and developed a close group of friends. One roommate described him as “brilliant” and “highly competitive”; a rugby teammate called him a “tough son of a bitch. Not only physically … but mentally”. Shane excelled at his studies and loved a good party. “Wherever HE was, the PARTY was,” a friend wrote in a memorial. Shane also fell in love and began to question his religious upbringing. Mrs Todd said he disagreed with the idea that sex before marriage was wrong and broke from regular churchgoing.

Shane at his PhD graduation in 2010 from the University of California, Santa Barbara©courtesy of the Todd family

Shane at his PhD graduation in 2010 from the University of California, Santa Barbara

In 2002, Shane began having trouble sleeping. Mrs Todd said they found a psychiatrist who diagnosed Shane as working too hard, trying to do too much. Shane was prescribed an antidepressant. He took the medication for three months, his mother said, and then he felt better.

In 2003, Shane graduated with honours in electrical engineering and then worked on a master’s degree. He graduated from Florida in 2005 and headed to the University of California, Santa Barbara, for his doctorate. His adviser John Bowers said Shane did groundbreaking work on high-frequency, silicon-based transmission lines. “He was very smart, motivated, determined,” Bowers said.

Shane had several job offers after graduation in 2010. He told his parents that he chose to go to Singapore because he was looking for adventure.

. . .

The Institute of Microelectronics is Singapore’s high-profile high-tech calling card. The institute is a well-regarded division within the government’s Agency for Science, Technology and Advance Research, designed to foster “world-class scientific research”. In the fast-growing city-state studded with skyscrapers, IME sits amid tree-lined streets in an area near Singapore National University.

Shane joined IME in December 2010 and was soon promoted to direct a five-man team focused on GaN devices. Sometime in 2011, according to files found on Shane’s hard drive, he began to work on what was apparently a joint project between IME and Huawei to develop a GaN amplifier.

Shane created a folder in September that year that he labelled “Huawei”. Within that was a file entitled “Schedule 1 Huawei GaN Spec 01” and this contained a “Project Plan” that outlined objectives, scope and a timetable for the proposed collaboration between IME and Huawei.

Shane was tasked with finding equipment pivotal to GaN research. He determined that Veeco, a publicly traded company in New York, manufactured the equipment they needed. Shane left the warmth of Singapore for winter in the US and was trained at the Veeco offices from January 2 to 13, 2012.

Before Shane left Singapore, IME put together a “proposal” document in November 2011 about what was expected. Shane was to “visit the Veeco facility” to train with engineers on equipment used in GaN development. Equipment purchased from Veeco as well as the technology needed by IME were mentioned. “Veeco has also stated that they will not directly transfer the best known method recipes to our tool, rather we will copy the recipe first hand during our visit.” In a tender for the equipment, also found in Shane’s files, the GaN recipe is referenced: “Can share during training but not available for technology transfer.”

Shane Todd relaxing in Singapore, where he went to work for IME after graduating©courtesy of the Todd family

Relaxing in Singapore, where he went to work for IME after graduating

The Veeco tool sought by IME is known, in the parlance of international safeguards, as “dual-use”. It can be used in commercial and in military applications. To sell this to IME, Veeco needed an export licence from the US Commerce Department, company spokeswoman Debra Wasser confirmed. Veeco would not release a copy of the licence – and the document is not a public record – but Shane had retained a file labelled “Export License – IME – Completed” on his hard drive.

In that file, IME states that the “end use will be developing recipes for growing [gallium nitride on silicon] for power electronic devices that support industrial partners in Singapore”. On the same form, IME defines the nature of the research as “commercial applications”.

Veeco declined to answer questions about its dealings with IME. “We do not have permission from IME to disclose anything,” said Wasser, vice-president for investor relations and corporate communications. In an email, she likened Veeco’s equipment to an oven used to bake a cake; the customer buys the oven and decides the recipe for its technology. Veeco provides “basic process recipes in training, not the cutting-edge recipes that our customers develop for their specific needs”, she said. The customers’ technology determines the ultimate end use, she added.

As for the IME proposal that it would be possible to “copy the recipe first hand” during the training at Veeco, Wasser said the “author of the document was confused”. “Veeco does not itself have ‘best known recipes’” for the machinery purchased by IME, she said. Customers who visit the site are not given access to any “unique recipes or formulas”, she added.

Wasser pointed out, in response to questions about Huawei, that Veeco’s equipment is already used by qualified customers in China; GaN tech-nology is found in many consumer devices. “Veeco strives to maintain absolute compliance with all US export controls,” she said.

The situation is complicated. Any potential connection with Huawei would be problematic for Veeco and for IME because Huawei has been deemed a security riskby powerful US lawmakers. The House of Representatives intelligence committee last year warned, after an 11-month investigation, that it suspected communications equipment made by Huawei could be used for spying. It recommended the US government not use components made by Huawei, or its rival ZTE, because neither could be “trusted to be free of foreign state influence”. Huawei, in turn, denied the suspicions and decried “China bashing”. Other western countries are not so sure. Australia has banned Huawei from participating in its national broadband network. In the UK, the Intelligence and Security Committee has just finished a review of “the whole presence of Huawei” in the national infrastructure and a report is expected shortly.

Regarding the case involving Shane Todd, Huawei’s representatives declined to answer detailed questions from the FT about any project with IME or Shane Todd. In December, Scott Sykes, Huawei’s vice-president and head of international media, said: “We are not aware of any of this.” In recent weeks, Sykes responded to additional questions with the comment: “We have not had any co-operation with IME with respect to GaN so there is nothing more to add.”

The hard drive retrieved by the Todds from their son’s apartment in Singapore, containing a backup of his files from IME©Ian van Coller

The hard drive retrieved by the Todds from their son’s apartment in Singapore, containing a backup of his files from IME

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys is the director of research at the Cambridge University Centre for Gallium Nitride, one of the most renowned in the world for the cutting-edge technology. In October he was invited to Singapore to review some of IME’s GaN efforts and noted that IME “had a good team”.

Sir Colin reviewed the “Huawei” project on Shane’s hard drive for the FT and said it was a plan for a GaN-based high-electron mobility transistor – an amplifier with commercial and military applications. He said: “You can’t say it is 100 per cent for military use. There are many civilian uses.” He added: “You would be foolish not to think of military uses because there is a huge market for it.”

Sir Colin pointed out, however, that the Chinese government has a substantial interest in commercial use of GaN. China has subsidised the purchase of GaN-growth systems – from Veeco and other companies – for the production of LEDs, part of an effort to reduce China’s electricity usage, he said.

The IME trip proposal was also reviewed by Sir Colin and he told the FT that he found some of the phrasing “unusual” with regard to the suggestion that Veeco might be willing to share a technology recipe. “Normally you’d expect the recipe to be put on the machine. What the proposal says is: they won’t put it on the equipment but they will make it available.” It could then be stored on a USB or other portable drives.

Steven Huettner, who has worked on defence projects for more than 30 years in the US, much of that at Raytheon Missile Systems, also reviewed the “Huawei” project plan, and described it as -“disturbing”. The project could be aimed at producing high-powered transmitters for mobile phone towers, he acknowledged, but the specifications “jump out at you”. The project “absolutely has military potential”. Huettner said, in his opinion, “an obvious use would be for high-powered radar that could enhance … military capability”.

. . .

Within weeks of returning from Veeco, Shane Todd seemed increasingly stressed. Until then, Shane “was a typical Californian. He loved life,” said one friend. But in February 2012, friends and Shane’s parents heard that he was uneasy about a work project. In his long, weekly calls through Skype to his parents, Shane said he was collaborating with a Chinese company at IME and felt that representatives asked technical questions and then spoke in Mandarin to exclude him. “I am being asked to do things with a Chinese company that make me uncomfortable,” Mrs Todd recalled him saying. “He said he felt he was being asked to compromise American security.”

Among her sons, Shane was the most private, Mrs Todd said, so she tried not to pry. But Shane complained frequently about IME, sometimes adding that he was stressed about the Chinese project. “Mom, I’m going to call you every week, and if you don’t hear from me for a week, call the American embassy,” Mrs Todd recalled him as saying. She worried that Shane was depressed – much as he had been during university – and she offered to fly to Singapore. He responded: “Mom, I’m not depressed. I’m anxious.” He said she needn’t come, she recalled.

Several times, he told his parents that he felt he was under threat because of his work with the Chinese. Mr Todd tried to talk Shane into coming home. Shane said no, he had an obligation to IME. “I remember, vividly, him saying to me, ‘I am so naive,’” Mr Todd said. “He thought he had been trained for one purpose that was above board. Then he realised he was being asked to do stuff that could harm his country’s national security.”

Mrs Todd said she didn’t ask specifics about Shane’s work. She didn’t even know the name of the Chinese company until after his death. But the stress made him come back to God, she said. “Mom, can we pray?” Shane asked in April. “If I survive this, Father, I want to live my life to serve you.”

Shane with his girlfriend on an outing to Singapore Zoo in May 2012©courtesy of the Todd family

Shane with his girlfriend on an outing to Singapore Zoo in May 2012

Shane’s girlfriend, Shirley Sarmiento, said Shane began attending church that spring because of the stress. “He said there were things he had done that could get him in trouble with the US government,” Shirley said over a coffee. He said it had “something to do with defence” and involved a Chinese company and that it left him “uncomfortable”.

Still, Shirley said Shane was coping. “I’m a nurse,” she said. “I should know if somebody is suicidal.”

In late February, Shane told his parents and his girlfriend that he was quitting IME and had given 60 days’ notice. He then agreed to stay another 30 days because he was the only person trained on the Veeco equipment, his parents said.

In early April, Shane consulted Singapore psychiatrist Nelson Lee. According to a report Dr Lee wrote for the police, which was given to the Todds, Shane was referred by his doctor who noted an “increase in work stress with progressive difficulty coping”. Shane told Dr Lee that he had suffered depression years previously but that this time he was suffering more from anxiety. He told the doctor that he had experienced a loss of appetite and concentration and his sleep was disturbed. Dr Lee wrote that Shane’s “mood was generally low” and he was tearful at times. He also noted that Shane was neatly dressed, coherent and had good eye contact. He added that Shane “did not feel that life had no meaning nor were there any suicidal ideations expressed”. The psychiatrist prescribed an antidepressant. He suggested Shane come back in three weeks, which he did not do.

Shane’s time in Singapore wound down unremarkably except for some late-breaking good news. A few days before his death, Shane was offered a job by Nuvotronics, a US research firm that works with the US defence department and Nasa. David Sherrer, the company president, said Shane stood out among a dozen applicants and was offered a $105,000 pay package.

Shane was busy in his final week at IME. On Wednesday, he sent an email, inviting colleagues to “an American-style last lunch for this American guy”. He also sent an email to his mother, saying he would call soon. On Thursday he had lunch with a colleague who remembered he took three phone calls that seemed to upset him. Shane also emailed Nuvotronics with queries – could he publish research papers and file for patents, and how much holiday leave would he receive?

On Friday Shane and about three-dozen colleagues had lunch. At 5.16pm, he signed off with this email: “Thanks for helping make my time at IME a memorable experience. I wish you all the best of luck in the future. Please keep in touch.”

Shirley Sarmiento expected to hear from Shane on Friday and Saturday. When he didn’t answer her texts on Sunday, she went to his apartment. She found the door unlocked and walked into a room dark but for a light under his bedroom door.

Shirley opened the door and “got the shock of my life”. Shane was hanging from an adjoining bathroom door. His face was white, his arms dangling. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and black shorts. She pushed the body; it didn’t move. A chair, upright, stood about 5ft away. Shirley screamed and a neighbour came to her aid. The police were called and Shirley recovered enough to type a message into Shane’s Facebook page to alert his family: “This is Shane’s girlfriend. Please give me your number. I really need to call you.”

Mrs Todd awoke to see the message at 7.30 Sunday morning, at her home in Montana. “I knew instantly something was wrong,” she said. When Shirley rang, Mrs Todd heard her screaming something about a hanging. “I kept trying to figure out what the heck she was talking about,” Mrs Todd said. Then she understood. “My beloved firstborn son was dead. How could this be?”

. . .

Forty-eight sleepless hours later, the Todds walked into the Singapore police headquarters. They were met by a consular officer from the US embassy. Mr Todd asked if they should tell the police about Shane’s work, his fears for his personal safety and concerns that he had compromised US national security. The embassy officer advised the Todds to tell the police everything.

US officials would not discuss the Todd case with the FT. Instead, the embassy issued a short statement that offered “heartfelt sympathy” and referred all questions to the Singapore police. The latter did not respond to repeated questions from the FT. What follows is the Todds’ recollection of meetings with embassy and police officials. All emails referred to in this story were provided by the Todds.

Mary and Rick Todd, at their home in Marion, Montana, with Shane’s brothers (from left), Chet, Dylan and John©Ian van Coller

Mary and Rick Todd, at their home in Marion, Montana, with Shane’s brothers (from left), Chet, Dylan and John

The Todds and the consular officer were ushered into an office where they met Detective Muhammad Khaldun. He read aloud a police description of how Shane had hanged himself then handed over two printouts of suicide notes, which the detective said were found on Shane’s computer. One was addressed “Dear everyone”, another “Dear Mom and Dad”, and there were three brief ones to his girlfriend, his brothers, and “friends”. The police told the Todds that they had Shane’s computer, mobile phone and appointment book, all found in the apartment.

Mrs Todd read the notes and handed them back to the detective. “My son might have killed himself, but he did not write this,” she said with some calm.

The notes were surprising, she said later. One praised IME and its management. Another apologised for being a burden to his family. Neither sounded like Shane. One, Shane had never been a burden – “he had excelled at everything he put his mind to,” Mrs Todd said. Two, “he hated the way IME was run and the way top management treated people.” Shane’s girlfriend later said she was sure Shane’s last moments were not spent lauding IME. “He hated his job,” she said.

IME’s director, Dim-Lee Kwong, is an American who was recently awarded Singapore’s highest honour for contributions to the country’s research and development. Kwong declined to be interviewed about Shane Todd but sent this statement: “As the matter pertaining to Shane’s demise is still under police investigation, IME is unable to comment on the queries that you have raised.”

A family photo including Shane (top right) on the mantelpiece©Ian van Coller

A family photo including Shane (top right) on the mantelpiece

Before the Todds buried Shane in Pomona, California, where his grandfather and grandparents are buried, they looked hard at his body – at a small bump on his forehead, bruises on his hands, and the trauma around his neck. They read the official autopsy report supplied by the Singapore police. No drugs or alcohol in Shane’s blood. Cause of death: “Asphyxia due to hanging”. Still, the Todds simply couldn’t believe that Shane took his own life.

The Todds therefore asked the mortuary to photo-graph Shane’s body, in the coffin, and they sent those snapshots to a pathologist recommended by a family member. Dr Edward H. Adelstein, chief of pathology at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Missouri, examined the photos and autopsy report and wrote a review that stoked the Todds’ suspicions. Adelstein said Shane’s deeply bruised knuckles and hands should have been listed in the original autopsy. He also said the neck wounds did not look like injuries from a suicide but indicated a rapid death. He suggested a scenario far different to that outlined by the Singapore authorities: Shane fought an attacker and died by a garrotting.

The Todds sent the assessment to Detective Khaldun, who consulted the Singapore pathologist. The latter sent back a detailed dismissal of Adelstein’s review. The hands bore evidence of post-mortem pooling of blood, he wrote. Dr Adelstein had not seen the body and he did not know the difference between “findings of hanging as opposed to … garrotting”.

The Todds were left unconvinced. Then Shane’s father made an unexpected discovery. Two weeks after Shane’s funeral, he looked at the small “speaker” taken from Shane’s home and realised it was an external hard drive. He sent it to a computer analyst recommended by Mrs Todd’s brother. Ashraf Massoud works at Datachasers, a data recovery firm in Riverside, California, and he made several discoveries, which he explained to the FT.

Massoud said he could determine that on June 22 – Shane’s last day at IME – thousands of work files were transferred to the hard drive between 11am and 5.09pm. It was reasonable to think that Shane was creating a back-up from his computer, he said.

Hours later, in the middle of the night, someone went into Shane’s hard drive and accessed five folders, all labelled IME. That happened quickly, between 3.40am and 3.42am on Saturday, June 23. Since the time of Shane’s death is uncertain, Massoud could not say who looked at the IME files.

But Massoud found activity, again, on several more IME files on the night of June 27, three days after Shane’s body was found. He said someone looked at IME folders – including one labelled “Supervisor” and one labelled “Goal Setting” – between 8.38pm and 8.40pm that Wednesday. One file in particular was opened and closed but closed improperly so that a “shadow” file was created. That shadow file was then deleted by the same person. Massoud located the original file on the drive – it was a PowerPoint presentation of the “Layer structure and summary of Veeco grown HEMT wafer”. This contains the scientific formula – a specific recipe – for enhancing a GaN chip.

Massoud said his forensic findings “cannot be 100 per cent conclusive” without reviewing Shane’s computer – which the police retain. But he told the FT: “In that two-minute window, someone is perusing. Something is happening. And it’s not automated, it’s a person.”

. . .

The Todds had been sending emails to the Singapore police and the US embassy for months. Both police and embassy officials responded that the investigation was ongoing and embassy officials made clear that there had been “no determination as to whether the death of your son was a suicide or homicide”. Still, the Todds felt the police were not fully considering foul play. So, in December, the Todds flew to Singapore to make the case that their son was murdered. What follows is their version of events. Embassy officials, police and IME would not discuss the Todds’ visit with the FT.

The Todds first met embassy consul Craig Bryant, and raised their suspicions about police handling of the case. “Are you saying the Singapore police are corrupt?” Bryant asked. “That’s a serious charge.”

“Well, my son’s death is serious,” Mrs Todd replied, surprised by his tone. Mr Todd said he wasn’t accusing the police of corruption; he was accusing them of mishandling the investigation.

Two days later, the Todds had a one-and-a-half-hour meeting with US ambassador David Adelman – at one point, Mr Todd broke down in tears. Adelman, a lawyer, said he had trouble believing the police were at fault but expressed surprise when told that they had not searched for fingerprints nor taken photographs of Shane’s apartment that night.

Shane at Singapore Zoo in May 2012©courtesy of the Todd family

Shane at Singapore Zoo in May 2012

The ambassador offered some information that, in turn, surprised the Todds. He said the FBI in Singapore had pushed hard to investigate. He said the FBI offered its assistance, notably in forensics, twice but the Singapore police refused it. The FBI in Washington confirmed that the agency had tried to help. “The United States has offered FBI assistance to the Government of Singapore on the Shane Todd case and has engaged in frequent discussions with the Government of Singapore regarding Shane’s death,” read a statement sent to the FT.

An FBI spokesperson in Washington, who declined to be identified, added that the bureau cannot investigate in another country without a request from that government. “The FBI continues to follow the case of Shane Todd closely,” the spokesperson said in an email. The State Department confirmed that the Todds met with the ambassador but declined to elaborate.

The Todds’ last meeting was at the IME headquarters, and they laid out what happened in an interview with the FT immediately after. No one else involved would comment. The Todds said IME deputy director Guo-Qiang Lo was present. So was Detective Kahldun. Another police officer was there plus a lawyer, a public relations representative and a human resources liaison from IME.

“We think our son was murdered,” Mr Todd began. No one responded. He then read prepared questions from his laptop and typed in the answers.

“When did Shane first meet with Huawei?” Mr Todd asked. “When was his last meeting? Do you know the names of the attendees?”

“I can’t comment at this time,” the institute’s lawyer said. “Because of the police investigation.”

“Have the FBI contacted you about the transfer of sensitive technology to China?” “I have no information,” the lawyer said.

“Did anybody from IME forbid employees to talk about Shane?” Mr Todd asked. “You can’t police these things,” the lawyer said.

The meeting was over. The IME lawyer made a final comment that stunned the Todds. “You are not to contact IME again,” Mrs Todd recalls the lawyer saying. “There will be no further contact, no more meetings, no more emails.”

. . .

IME won’t answer questions about Shane Todd. IME has been vigilant, though, about keeping tabs on the story. A request from the FT to interview director Dim-Lee Kwong was refused in December. At the same time, IME sent an email to employees stating that an FT reporter might contact them, and that they were forbidden to talk to the media. (A recipient sent a copy to the FT.) The next day, Dr Kwong called some of Shane’s co-workers into his office and said, again, that they were not to speak to reporters, according to one employee at the meeting.

Despite the warnings, an IME employee contacted Shane’s parents. That person wrote that Shane’s death was “a tragedy” and hard to figure out. “After collecting all information available, I cannot believe it is a suicide case. Actually, no one believes it.” The person ended, saying: “I truly hope that [the] FBI can be involved and perform further investigation.”

The Todds received an email from Detective Khaldun in January. He told them that a coroner’s inquest into Shane’s death would be held in March and asked if they wanted to provide any witnesses. He also asked them for the names of Shane’s neighbours – seven months after his death, police wanted to interview them – and he requested a piece of evidence. He wanted them to hand over the hard drive they had found.

The Todds wrote back with the names of neighbours they knew. But they believe the loss of their son has national security implications and want it treated as such by Singapore and US authorities. They see Shane’s death as a warning to others – young, smart and ambitious – working in the global marketplace of commercial and defence research.

The Todds agree that Shane’s hard drive may be a critical piece of evidence in how he died and could shed fresh light on the vulnerabilities of technology safeguards. But they question how the Singapore police have so far investigated Shane’s death, so they won’t hand over the drive. They are offering, instead, to send a copy of the contents of the drive. In return, they want the Singapore police to send them a copy of all files on Shane’s laptops, which are still in police custody. And again, they are asking the Singapore authorities to invite the FBI to help investigate how their son died.

Raymond Bonner, a former correspondent for The New York Times, is the author of ‘Anatomy of Injustice’; Christine Spolar is FT Investigations Editor. Additional research by FT reporter Sally Gainsbury.

The photographs of Shane Todd published here have been provided by the Todd family.

This article was amended on February 18 2013 to reflect the fact that the police spoke to the Todds two days prior to their arrival at Shane’s apartment in Singapore, rather than one, as originally published.


美国工程师新加坡之死或涉华为


Singapore Pledges Inquiry Into 


Death of American Engineer


ANDREW SIDDONS          2013年3月14日   《 纽约时报 》

WASHINGTON – Singapore’s foreign minister pledged on Tuesday that his country would 

investigate the death of an American engineer whose family rejects a Singaporean police 

finding that their son committed suicide.

华盛顿——新加坡外交部于周二承诺,该国将对一名美国工程师之死进行调查,该工程师

的家人拒绝接受新加坡警方得出的其儿子自杀的结论。

The death of Shane Todd, whose body was found in his Singapore apartment hours after his 

last day working for a government research agency there, has threatened to undermine the 

cordial relations between the United States and Singapore.

沙恩·托德(Shane Todd)的死亡,给美国和新加坡的亲密关系带来损坏的威胁,就在托德从

一家新加坡政府研究机构离职几小时后,他的尸体在其公寓内被发现。

The Singaporean foreign minister, K. Shanmugam, met in Washington Tuesday with Senator 

Max Baucus, who has been pushing for U.S. involvement in the inquiry. After the meeting, Mr. 

Shanmugan pledged a full investigation and welcomed the involvement of Mr. Todd’s family.

新加坡外交部长尚穆根(K. Shanmugam)周二在华盛顿与参议员马克斯· 鲍卡斯(Max Baucus)

会面,鲍卡斯一直在推动美国介入调查。此次会面后,尚穆根保证将对该案进行全面调查,

并欢迎托德的家人参与。

“There will be a public inquiry where all the relevant evidence will be presented,” Mr. 

Shanmugam said, adding that the Mr. Todd’s family will be entitled to appoint their own 

lawyers and take part in the investigation.

尚穆根说,“我们将会进行公开调查,把所有相关证据公之于众”,他补充道,托德的家人

有权选择自己的律师并参与调查。

Although the death in June was ruled by Singapore’s police force to be a suicide by hanging, 

report in the Financial Times published last month suggested that the investigation was 

flawed and its conclusions suspect. The report also said that before his death, Mr. Todd had 

feared that a project he was working on would be used for military applications by China.

尽管新加坡警方已经将这起发生在去年6月的死亡案定为上吊自杀,但上月《金融时报》

(Financial Times)的一篇报道暗示,警方的调查有缺陷,其结论不可信。这篇报道还称,

托德死前曾担心自己从事的一个项目会被中国用于军事应用。

Mr. Baucus  suggested that Singapore had to be more forthcoming about Mr. Todd’s death.

鲍卡斯指出新加坡应当对托德的死亡提供更多的信息。

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        Shane Todd 的女朋友 Shirley Sarmiento

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Friday, June 7, 2013   Ghostly Hands At Work

After the Todds left the official hearing about their son Shane's death in a huff, they told 

Reuters: "What has made us say that we can no longer stay here is the testimony from the 

beginning saying they are always only looking at suicide, never murder. The outcome was 

pre-determined."

Father of the deceased, Rick Todd promised, "Our next step from today is using the court of 

public opinion," and he is delivering the goods. The material sent to Associated Press includes 

some pictures not made available in the extensive coverage given by the 149th ranked local rag. 

Quite plausibly, they fear falling short of the regulatory framework misinformation minister 

Yaacob Ibrahim had in mind when he told the BBC that the Media Development Authority

 (MDA) regulations are crafted in "the interest of ordinary Singaporeans" to enable them to 

"read the right thing".

Rightly or wrongly, it looks suspiciously like the ultimate cover up. Use your own eyes, before 

you have to be licensed to be permitted to make your own observations. 

In the light of so many discrepancies, why couldn't the jaundiced judicials have prepared to 

come away with an open verdict? That way, no one wins, but no one loses either. In death 

there's no need for a victor. 


2013年6月7日星期五  鬼鬼祟祟的手在工作

后Todds离开了正式审理他们的是巴蒂尔在一怒之下死亡,他们告诉路透社记者:“是什么

让我们说,我们不能再呆在这里是从一开始说他们总是只盯着自杀的证词,从未谋杀结果是

预先决定的。“

死者之父,里克·托德承诺,“我们从今天开始接下来的步骤是利用公众舆论的法庭,”

我是交付货物。发送给美联社的材料包括在第149排当地抹布的广泛报道中提供的一些图片。

很振振有词,他们担心未能达到监管框架误传部长雅国ADH的心态。当我告诉BBC,媒体发展

管理局(MDA)的规定在“普通新加坡人的利益”制作,以使他们能够“阅读权事情。“

无论是对还是错,它看起来都像是最终的掩盖。在获得许可进行自己的观察之前,请亲自

动眼。

鉴于这么多的差异,为什么黄疸的司法人员不准备公开判决?这样,没有人赢,但没有人输。

在死亡中,不需要胜利者。


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