Boca Grad Shane Todd: Suicide Or Murder Abroad?

Shane Todd.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — A White House petition has been started asking for official help in determining whether 1998 Boca Raton High grad Shane Todd was killed as a result of a high tech project he was completing in Singapore, or if he actually killed himself as local officials there say.

Friends and family do not believe the Boca High scholar and athlete who completed undergard at University of Florida and earned a Ph.D. in engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and would have committed suicide.

It is a story full of intrigue — possibly involving Chinese spying — that was recently profiled by the Financial Times (read story here). As part of an Obama administration policy, government officials will officially respond to an online petition that receives 100,000 signatures.

As this story posts, there are just 1,147 signatures.

Here is what his friends and family are asking through the White House petition:

The Financial Times article “Death in Singapore” (Feb. 15, 2013) sets forth shocking facts about the suspicious death of a young American, Shane Todd, PhD in Singapore on June 24, 2012. Shane told his family his life was in jeopardy from foreign parties who had used his work on gallium nitride (GaN) amplifiers to compromise US national security and who might kill him to keep him from talking to US authorities. Shane was found hanged in his apartment the day he was to return to the U.S. The FBI has volunteered to assist the Singaporean police in investigating Shane's death and has been turned down. This petition asks President Obama to instruct the DOJ to investigate under 15 USC 1512(h) (the federal witness murder statute) whether Mr. Todd was killed to silence him about Chinese spying.


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