A 47-year-old Queensland man has been found dead in a hotel room in Seminyak, Bali.
As authorities – dressed in COVID-19 protective gear – entered the hotel room at the Fave Hotel, they found the man, Christopher Steven Tolley, on the bed.
The man was due to check out of his hotel on Tuesday after being at the hotel since March 31, but failed to do so. Staff were forced to enter the room, which was locked and had a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the front door.
Speaking to the Bali Sun, the head of emergency and logistics Badung, Ni Nyoman Ermy Setiari, confirmed the man’s cause of death was still unconfirmed.
“The cause of death is still under investigation by the police,” Ermy Setiari told The Bali Sun.
According to 7 News, the investigation unit head of Kuta Police, Bagus Nagara Baranacita, said the investigation is now looking at CCTV footage of the hotel.
“We are still doing investigations to find the cause of the death, checking the hotel CCTV,” Mr Bagus said.
“We haven’t conducted an investigation in the room. COVID Task Force should do the task first and do a COVID-19 test. After we get the result, we can start to do investigations inside the room.”
It is understood Mr Tolley is now at Sanglah Hospital morgue where an autopsy will take place.
“Sanglah morgue will do an examination to find whether there are signs of violence,” Mr Bagus said.
“If there is signs of violence, we will co-ordinate with the consulate who will talk to the family.”
According to his passport, Mr Tolley was born in Bankstown, NSW, however it is understood he was living in Queensland.