Dr. Richard Holmes , age 48. Weapons expert. Dr. Holmes is believed to have worked on the production of chemical protection suits for troops. In 1991, he was the joint author of a scientific paper about an RAF chemical and biological protection system. Suicide riddle of weapons expert who worked with David Kelly: Scientist tells wife he is going for a walk, then takes his life in a field, just like his friend.
- Body of Dr Richard Holmes discovered in a field four miles from the Porton Down defence establishment
- Police said there were no suspicious circumstances in latest case but revealed scientist was ‘under a great deal of stress’
- He resigned from Porton Down last month, but it is unclear why
A weapons expert who worked with Dr. David Kelly at the Government’s secret chemical warfare laboratory has been found dead in an apparent suicide. In circumstances strongly reminiscent of Dr. Kelly’s own mysterious death nine years ago, the body of Dr. Richard Holmes was discovered in a field four miles from the Porton Down defence establishment in Wiltshire. It is not yet known how he died.