Wednesday, October 17, 2012
CRYPTOGON: Belgium Exxon-Mobil Manager Shot Dead
Belgium: Exxon-Mobil Manager Shot Dead
October 16th, 2012
Update: Better Translation
Cryptogon reader D has submitted a better English translation of the story:
Sunday night a top executive of the petro-chemical company ExxonMobil was shot dead in the street in Neder-over-Heembeek, near Brussels. Nicholas Mockford was shot in the head twice, when he and his wife were leaving an Italian restaurant around 22h. Witnesses saw two men running away carrying a motorcycle helmet.
The man died on the way to the hospital. His wife Mary was beaten and covered in blood. Police and DA’s office are saying that at this point they aren't excluding any possibilities, from a hit to a carjacking gone wrong. Although the violence used appears to be disproportionate for a carjacking, especially knowing that the killers left the Lexus ATV behind.
Investigators are doing everything they can to locate the perpetrators. They are going through his work at his firm in the hope of finding a clue. ExxonMobil is the company that owns Esso, Mobil and Exxon gas stations.
There’s nothing in English on this yet. All I have is the badly machine translated article from hln.be linked below.
Searching around, I found a 2010 tradeshow reference to a Nicholas P. Mockford, Marketing Technical Support Manager, Intermediates Technology, ExxonMobil Chemical Europe Inc.
Via: hln.be-Google Translate (Original):
In the Brussels Neder-over-Heembeek is Sunday a top executive of the oil company Exxon Mobil shot dead on the street. Nicholas Mock Ford got two bullets in the head when he was around 22 hours with his wife, an Italian restaurant left. Witnesses saw two men running away with a motorcycle helmet.
The man died on the way to hospital. His wife Mary was beaten and was covered in blood.
Research Credit: V