Cops nab man for Bali murder of British woman

Cops nab man for Bali murder of British woman

The Bali Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of Anne Marie Drozdz, British woman who was found dead at a villa in Ubud, Bali, on Thursday afternoon.

In cooperation with the Jakarta Police, the Bali Police arrested 32-year-old Hambali, a native of Karawang, West Java, for his alleged involvement in the murder.

It was reported that Hambali was caught in his rented house in Pluit, Penjaringan, North Jakarta early on Saturday morning.

He was a construction worker at a project near the rented villa where the woman, believed to be in her late 40s, was staying and where she was found dead with multiple injuries to her body on Thursday.

Bali Police chief Insp. Gen. Albertus Julius Benny Mokalu told journalists on Saturday morning that the alleged perpetrator would soon be brought to Bali for further questioning.

"We will establish the motive behind the murder," Benny said at the crime scene.

Initial enquiries showed the murder may have been linked to a robbery, he said, as police had found several objects missing from the villa.

Besides a cell phone and Rp 20 million (US$1,734) in cash, a motorcycle rented by the victim had also disappeared.

Police also found a rope in the villa that had allegedly been used to kill the victim.

While police had identified no further suspects as of Saturday, Benny said they were open to the possibility.

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