"Mallove, 56, was found on the lawn outside his childhood home at 119 Salem Turnpike in Norwich, Conn., just before 11 p.m. on May 15, beaten around the head and neck. He had been cleaning the property with plans to rent it, and a friend has told Connecticut reporters that he was with Mallove until 7 p.m. When the friend passed by the house an hour later, he noticed Mallove's green van was gone.
Mallove's van was located the next morning about 15 minutes away, in a remote parking lot of Foxwoods Resort Casino. A few have theorized that Mallove, a scientist, was killed because he was a tireless champion of cold fusion, a controversial cheap and clean alternative energy source.
The police, however, believe Mallove was a victim of a robbery gone bad because several items, although of little value, were taken."
The most recent police theory is to pin the murder on a man, Jarion Childs, who is, perhaps conveniently, dead. Considering the massive effect that the validity of cold fusion would have on world power relations, not to mention the effect it would have on the wealth of the very rich, this mysterious murder has conspiracy written all over it.