Wondering if and how long the Shermans may have been followed around town?Absolutely. You can imagine a qualified hit man capable of committing these murders at the behest of the sponsor. If that were the case, he must have been able to stage the bodies after they died: this suggests that he was a real professional. Of course these are only personal guesses.
It would be interesting to know if strangers had coincidentally booked on the same planes as the S's for the various trips they had already taken and the ones they were preparing to take.
Not suggesting that Russia is involved, but maybe similar hitman techniques were employed ? .. imo speculation. fwiw rbbm. lengthy article.
An investigation finds evidence Boris Nemtsov was shadowed by an agent linked to an assassination team.
''Bellingcat, The Insider and the BBC found evidence that Nemtsov was shadowed on 13 trips before his murder.''
''Seven years later, the BBC - working with the investigative websites Bellingcat and The Insider - can reveal evidence that in the months running up to the killing, Nemtsov was being followed across Russia by a government agent linked to a secret assassination squad.
Using leaked train and flight reservation data, the investigation shows that Mr Nemtsov was followed on at least 13 journeys.
The last time the agent followed Mr Nemtsov was on 17 February 2015, just 10 days before the assassination.''
''All flight and train reservations are recorded in an FSB database called Magistral. But the database not only captures the movements of people Russian agents might want to track, it can also be used to reveal the movements of the agents themselves - people like Mr Sukharev.
This kind of information is often leaked on to the black market and ends up in the hands of journalists.''
''One trip in particular reveals just how closely Mr Nemtsov was being tracked. In the summer of 2014 he travelled to Siberia. Mr Nemtsov booked his flight online on 2 July just after midnight. Exactly 10 minutes later, Mr Sukharev bought a ticket to the same destination, Novosibirsk, arriving on the same day as Mr Nemtsov.
An FSB agent could use Magistral to track a target with this degree of precision, according to Mr Grozev.
"If you're an FSB officer, you would just be able to log into that database and see, for a particular person, all of the tickets that they're purchasing, have purchased, or are buying at this very moment," he told the BBC.''
“Big Pharma doesn’t take out hits on people, at least not in North America,” Robinson said. “They’ll plant a kilo of cocaine in the trunk of your car or embed kiddie *advertiser censored* on your computer but they won’t murder you.”
Russian and Chinese organized crime syndicates, on the other hand, play by different rules. Robinson said some Russian hitmen “fly in on Monday, do the job, then they get on a plane and disappear on Tuesday morning.”
Another possibility that the writer entertains is that it was Honey Sherman who was the real target.''