Adrian Lamo, the notorious computer hacker who turned in Bradley Manning to the FBI and was arrested for hacking into The New York Times and Microsoft, was found dead in his apartment Wednesday in Kansas.
He was only 37 years old! Suspicious? Hell yeah it is.
Charley Davidson, a Wichita police officer told The Wichita Eagle there was “nothing suspicious about his death.” It was not immediately clear how Lamo died.
Lamo often received death threats for his hacking.
Nothing suspicious? Nice investigation-unbelievable.
The Regional Forensic Science Center has not released a cause of death yet, though toxicology tests typically take several weeks to complete.
Fox News reports that Manning, who is transgender and went by Bradley at the time of his arrest, was convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents. President Barack Obama commuted his sentence and he was released from military prison in May 2017 after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence.
Following his release, Manning announced in January he has filed to run in Maryland for the seat of Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin.
Lamo testified that Manning contacted him because of his notoriety in the hacking community. He said the two met online after Manning read an article about Lamo, The Guardian reported.
He told the British newspaper that he thought about Manning “every day.”
“The decision was not one I decided to make, but was thrust upon me,” he said.
Again, suspicious? You bet.