Questions about Tony's death abound.
Could anybody other than a Jesuit have had access to Tony's room in the Jesuit residence?
Could a fellow Jesuit have murdered Tony somehow and then arranged his body on the floor in a fetal position?
Or could a fellow Jesuit have allowed the real culprit to enter the Jesuit residence and perhaps helped direct him to Tony's room and then perhaps helped the real culprit exit from the Jesuit residence?
What could have motivated Tony's murderer -- jealousy -- or revenge perhaps, but revenge for what -- or did Tony's supposed murderer expect to profit somehow from his death, but how -- by receiving a reward in money or in status and prestige, or by currying the favor of somebody powerful who wanted Tony dead for some reason, but what reason?
In any event, when Fr. Stroud called Bill at work in
Tony's body was prepared for burial at a funeral home in the
In conclusion, both Thomas Merton and Anthony de Mello were Roman Catholic spiritual writers, and both of their suspicious deaths have for understandable reasons aroused suspicions that murder may have been involved. Were their deaths perhaps ordered by a big shot in the