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Chinese authorities investigating the death of British businessman Neil Heywood have said more time is needed for investigation and that a verdict in the case will be "released at the right time."
The body of Neil Heywood was found inside the Lucky Holiday Hotel on the outskirts of Chongqing.
The body of the 41-year-old was cremated without an autopsy being performed, and the hotel's remote location adds to the mystery surrounding his final hours.
Today's Downing Street talks will focus on trade, cultural and education links between Britain and China, but the Heywood case is likely to come up.
Police suspect Neil Heywood was poisoned by a drink, according to a undisclosed sources who spoke to Reuters.
Police do not know exactly where he died, but they believe he was killed at a secluded hilltop retreat, the Nanshan Lijing Holiday Hotel, in Chongqing.
Neil Heywood and Gu Kailai, the wife of a powerful Chinese politician, shared a close relationship but were not romatically involved, an undisclosed source has told Reuters.
Gu Kailai is currently being questioned by police China on suspicion of committing or arranging Mr Heywood's murder.
Another source, Wang Kang, a businessman in Chongqing, told Reuters: "Bo [Xilai] and Gu Kailai had not been a proper husband and wife for years...Gu Kailai and Heywood had a deep personal relationship and she took the break between them deeply to heart."
He added: "Her mentality was 'you betrayed me, and so I'll get my revenge'."
Reuters claims to have spoken to sources close to the police investigation who allege that Gu Kailai, the wife of Bo Xilai, originally asked Mr Heywood to help her with a financial transaction. One of the sources is quoted as saying:
They fell out when he threatened to expose her dealings after a disagreement over the size of his payment. Gu Kailai is currently being questioned in police custody.
The British businessman Neil Heywood was killed after threatening to expose the financial dealings of Chinese leader Bo Xilai's wife, Gu Kailai, undisclosed sources have told Reuters.
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