By: Savannah Smith | 05-01-2018 | News
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Biohacker Famous for Injecting Himself with Untested Drugs Found Dead in Spa

Police have confirmed the death on Sunday of a biohacker who once famously injected himself with an untested herpes treatment.

28-year-old Aaron Traywick was discovered dead in a spa room in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C. at around 11:30 a.m.

Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department launched a probe into the matter but said that they don’t have evidence to suggest foul play.

A relative of Traywick said he was found in a floatation therapy tank.

Traywick was all over the headlines in February when he injected himself with an unregulated herpes treatment during a biohacking conference in Texas. He also did a live demonstration of a purported gene-therapy treatment for HIV.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Late Aaron Traywick: Previously Unreleased Interview on Biohacking, Tran… <a href=""></a> via <a href="">@YouTube</a></p>&mdash; Alice Ihde (@momof08) <a href="">May 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Before his shocking death, Traywick was not in touch with his Ascendance Biomedical colleagues due to some differences regarding the company’s future. Researcher Andreas Stuemer said they had lost contact with him for more than a month.

Still, some of Traywick’s colleagues have nothing but good words for him. Software engineer Tristan Roberts said that Traywick was a “passionate visionary.”

Roberts added: “He seemingly never tired as he brought people together to work on some of the most imposing challenges facing humanity. While many in the biohacking scene disagreed with his methods, none of them doubted his intentions.”

The software engineer also shared that Traywick had been pursuing “nothing short of a revolution” in the field of biomedicine, with the aim of democratizing science and “opening of the floodgates for global healing.”

Traywick’s body was brought to the chief medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. While there’s no evidence of foul play at this point, it is not clear yet if that angle has been ruled out by the investigators. It is also not clear if the officers are also looking at a self-inflicted harm angle on the part of the famous biohacker.

Many took to social media to express their shock and sadness over Traywick’s untimely death that cut short a promising career.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yet ANOTHER who went against the grain of <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BigPharma</a> mysteriously found dead. How many more must die be4 Big Pharma is investigated for mass murder? <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MayDay</a><a href=""></a></p>&mdash; SereneAquamarine (@AngBee23) <a href="">May 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sad news: Aaron Traywick, the CEO-biohacker of Ascendance Biomedical - has passed away. <br><br>Rest in peace. 🕯😞</p>&mdash; Biohackinfo (@biohackinfo) <a href="">May 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some could not help but speculate that “big, bad pharma” could be behind Traywick’s death.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They killed Aaron Traywick. They feared his success.</p>&mdash; EJJI FISKER® (@EjjiFisker) <a href="">May 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sad news about Aaron traywick being murdered by big pharma</p>&mdash; Willow~ (@Willismcgregor) <a href="">May 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 24755 2018-05-01 : 22:56

Gotta wonder what the autopsy is gonna reveal. Please followup on this

Johnny Neptune No. 24773 2018-05-02 : 01:46

Sounds like Traywick took a lot of risky chances with his life, and he got exactly what he asked for…

big deal

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