The Guardian reports Monika Duval said Max Spiers expressed concern that “satanic groups” were stalking him in the weeks prior to his death. He also sent messages to his mother in the days prior to his death expressing that he was afraid someone was trying to kill him.
Vanessa Bates said her son was “incredibly strong, incredibly fit” and there was “nothing wrong with him at all” prior to his trip to Poland. As reported by Independent, Spiers sent his mother messages saying, “I think I might be murdered … If anything happens to me, look into it, investigate” shortly before he died, leading her to believe someone may have killed him.
Bates also said her son was not a stereotypical conspiracy theorist. She said he was not “hell-bent on conspiracy and pointing out the government was going to fall.”
Assistant coroner Christopher Sutton-Mattocks, who determined Spiers cause of death, said authorities should have conducted a more thorough investigation because he was a known conspiracy theorist. As reported by The Guardian, he believes the police officers were “wholly incompetent.”
Spiers supporters also believe the police officers’ response to his death was insufficient. Duval said the paramedics stopped performing CPR, despite her pleas for them to continue. Huffington Post reports Spiers body was left in Duval’s home overnight and authorities were unwilling to investigate any further after he was declared dead and it was determined that he died of natural causes.