Here are the key points from evidence of witnesses on day 13 of the Hutton inquiry into the death of government scientist Dr David Kelly.
Ms Absalom, neighbour of Dr Kelly, met him at 1500 BST on 17 July at Harris' Lane, Longworth, about a mile from her home, as he went for his final walk
- She said: "He said 'Hello Ruth' and I said ' Oh hello David how are things?' He said 'Not too bad.' He stood there for a few minutes then Buster my dog was pulling on the lead, he wanted to get going. I said 'I will have to go David', he said 'See you again then Ruth'. And that was it, we parted
- Dr Kelly seemed his normal self, said Ms Absalom
- Dr Warner, Dr Kelly's GP for 25 years, said the scientist had never been to see him showing any sign of depression
- He had never prescribed coproxamol, the drug Dr Kelly took before his death
- He had not been visited by Dr Kelly since 1999
- Early on 18 July, search volunteer Ms Holmes, with her tracker dog Brock, helped look for Dr Kelly
- The dog had become agitated as they went through woods and had signalled that he had found something
- Ms Holmes said: "I could see a body slumped against the bottom of a tree - so I turned around and shouted to Paul to ring control and tell them that we had found something and then went closer just to see whether there was any first aid I needed to administer"
- Describing the body, she said: "His legs were straight in front of him. His right arm was to the side of him. His left arm had a lot of blood on it and was bent back in a funny position"
Pc Dean Franklin
- A volunteer search leader, Mr Chapman said he had shown police to the spot where Dr Kelly's body lay
- Pc Franklin said a wrist watch had been lying away from Dr Kelly's body next to a lock knife. There was an open bottle of water. The blade of the knife was open, was 3-4 inches long and had blood on it
- Paramedics had arrived, unbuttoned Dr Kelly's shirt and placed 4 sticky pads on the body, he said. They had pronounced Dr Kelly dead at 1007
- There were no signs of a struggle, said Pc Franklin
Pc Martyn Sawyer
- The day after searching the scene of Dr Kelly's home, he had looked inside the scientist's house, taking away documents and finding a photograph in his study
- The photo pictured Dr Kelly outside the parliament buildings in Moscow in 1993 with a man bearing a striking resemblance to BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan - although police officers disagreed about whether it was him.
Detective Sergeant Geoffrey Webb
- Det Sgt Webb said he had been sent to talk to Dr Kelly's wife about his disappearance
- He spoke to Mrs Kelly and her daughters early on 18 July. They had been very hopeful "no harm had come to Dr Kelly. In fact they genuinely believed I think that perhaps he had become ill somewhere"
- Searching the house after the scientist's body was found, Det Sgt Webb said he had found an unopened letter dated 9 July 2003 from Richard Hatfield, the Ministry of Defence personnel director headed "discussions with the media"
- Among other documents found were: handwritten note titled "Gabriel's concerns" about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction; journalists' business cards'; more handwritten notes, including a list of journalists
- There were also: MoD and Foreign Affairs Committee documents about a Dr Kelly's media contacts; and a letter dated 30th June 2003 from Dr Kelly to his line manager headed "Andrew Gilligan and his single anonymous source".
David Bartlett, ambulance paramedic
- He and his colleague declared life extinct
- Mr Bartlett said he had been surprised there was not more blood on Dr Kelly if it was an "arterial bleed"
- Mr Leith is a member of the Baha'i faith, to which he said Dr Kelly had converted while in America in 1999
- Dr Kelly was treasurer of the local Baha'i spiritual assembly
- Mr Leith said suicide was condemned in Baha'i writings because "it is an undue curtailment of the life that should be lived to the full"
- He said Baha'is did not take a condemnatory attitude to people who commit suicide. "Quite the opposite. There would be a great deal of sympathy as indeed there has been in the case of Dr Kelly"
Professor Keith Hawton
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