Sunday, September 27th was a day of triumphs for many, and losses for others. During the 2015 Vancouver Ironman, Adrian Anderson had a worse day than any other competitor when he collapsed dead partway through the race. This came as a surprise to many, but maybe not all. After looking further into the death of Adrian, we have decided that this was so accident, no unfortunate event, but that this was an act of murder. You may ask who committed this crime, and we asked ourselves this question too. After comparing all the evidence we could get our hands on, all fingers point in the direction of one man, Wilson Park.
Wilson Park couldn’t be more anxious to sell his share of the Lee building and Anderson’s stubbornness towards not selling put a damper on their otherwise amicable relationship. The last week leading up to Anderson’s death saw six meetings between Park and Omid Manucherri, a titan in the Vancouver real estate market. Wilson is known for going the extra mile when it comes to getting the deal done, with many touting him as a “fixer”. Being the successful and no doubt wealthy man he is, he has connections to get whatever it is that he needs, including the dose of arsenic found in Adrian Anderson’s coffee pot.
How could Park have dosed Anderson and, perhaps more importantly, why? Anderson’s nephew Ethan sent him a text message telling him to meet up for coffee. The two met at “Park It”, Park’s place of business, and enjoyed their coffee together. Wilson’s DNA and fingerprints were later identified on a pair of gloves near the coffee pot After Anderson’s death during the race, an evidence sample from the coffee pot tested positive for arsenic. Anderson’s race water also tested positive for the presence of amphetamines, but we believe there is an alternative explanation for this. Amphetamines can also be used as performance enhancing drugs, so we believe that they were self-administered by Adrian. An encrypted text message received by Adrian read “I know your secret, you’re not getting away with this”, and this refers to his use of amphetamines. These may have played a role in Anderson’s death, but they were not the leading cause. Park’s dose of arsenic, in tandem with the use of amphetamine and severe physical strain put Anderson into cardiac arrest, which ultimately killed him. Park’s brilliant method was to complicate the investigation by leveraging Anderson’s addiction against him.
Wilson Park was subtle man, but not subtle enough to conceal his emotions toward Adrian. When Park was asked about Adrian, he responded by saying that Anderson was a man who put himself first. Park is known to only say nice things about people, so this response came as a bit of a shock. The tension between Anderson and Park could have only helped Wilson along the road to becoming a murderer, and his motives were hinted at in his tweet “Yep, time to sell! Everything’s lining up, let’s do this thing”. The general twitter community would assume that this tweet pertains to the Lee building, but it also lines up with the murder of Adrian Anderson. Everything had lined up for Park, and he was ready to get the job done.
Park’s engagement in this crime came with little surprise, as all the evidence pointed towards him. Strongly motivated to sell the Lee building, Park’s final complication was Anderson. Combining Anderson’s use of amphetamines and the arsenic from the coffee pot under the strain of his body during the triathlon, this could not have been more brilliantly planned. Wilson was the man, that no one would suspect, he was just the owner of the local chair manufacturer. He saw the opportunity and he took it, and he might have gotten away with it if we hadn’t taken a closer look into Anderson’s death. Most triathlons are not as eventful as this one, and Adrian have been an unlucky competitor, but at least now he can rest in peace.