London: Former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, found dead in his hotel room during the World Cup, was poisoned before being strangulated to death, says a BBC report.
The results of the toxicology tests, to be officially submitted to the Jamaican Police this week, have revealed that Woolmer was rendered helpless by poison before being strangled to death, according to the BBC report to be aired on Monday.
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The 58-year-old Englishman was found murdered in his hotel room March 18, a day after Pakistan lost to debutants Ireland in the World Cup. The loss turned out to be costly for Pakistan as they were eliminated after the first round of the tournament.
A post-mortem examination said he had been strangled.
Woolmer's remains were flown back to his home in Cape Town in South Africa Sunday. The casket, sealed in a large wooden crate, arrived on board a commercial flight from Jamaica.
On April 20, the inquest into the death was postponed because the coroner in Jamaica was advised there had been "recent and significant developments". Read more