Brit TV Star's Body Was in Rail Station 6 Days

Cops investigate why it took so long to discover the apparent suicide
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2008 6:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – A British TV celebrity's body was left hanging in London's Paddington station for six days, the London Times reports, in an apparent suicide. Mark Speight, 42, had been missing for a week and police are probing why it took so long for his body to be discovered. Speight was said to have been devastated by his fiancee's drug-related death earlier this year.

She had been found dead in a bathtub in the apartment the couple shared, scalded and with high levels of cocaine in her system. Speight was initially charged with murder and supplying drugs, but was cleared. He was last spotted wandering north London apparently "distracted and deep in thought," police said.