One thing you can say about Robert James Moore, whose skeleton was discovered this week on a small island in St. James Park near Buckingham Palace: He died doing what he loved. Stalking Queen Elizabeth II.
Moore's remains had apparently lay hidden on an uninhabited island for some three years, only to be discovered, "next to some vodka bottles and a decayed yellow cushion," by a tree surgeon. Why post up on a tiny island in the middle of a lake? "[T]here would not be a better place to remain undiscovered with view of the Queen's primary residence than the West Island," says police spokesman Mike West. And why would Moore want to "remain undiscovered with view of the Queen's primary residence"? Well:
Mr Moore, who was in his late sixties when he died, was said to have said hundreds of "strange and offensive" packages to the Queen over a period of 15 years, including obscene photographs. Some of the "peculiar" letters ran to 600 pages, and he had also posted a copy of his passport and boxes falsely warning that they contained dangerous substances.
Police don't know why he died, and haven't been able to find family or next-of-kin to contact in the U.S.