I am not sure about being dead for a while. But I would not be surprised if Shelly has been gradually exposed to something that would "dead" her in accelerated fashion. No tinfoil required, the mandate to covertly destroy innocent people is right there in the Fair Game policies for all to read! There is no doubt in my mind that Hubbard/Miscavige would murder someone if they thought they would not be blamed, be indicted or be subjected to the loss of status/money. Hubbard plotted peoples' murder, he may have at times succeeded. I tend to think that Miscavige is far worse but, also, far more careful that he doesn't end up on the run in a Bluebird motorhome.