Australian found dead in Bali hotel room

DENPASAR, BALI - An Australian citizen was found dead in his hotel room in Bali on Monday afternoon. Police suspected the man died from illness as there was no signs of violence on his body.

Dennis Francis O'Brien, 76, was found lying dead at Room 101 of Zest Hotel in Legian, Kuta, where he was staying during his holiday in Bali.

The Kuta Police's general crime unit head First Insp. Ario Seno explained that O'Brien checked into the hotel on June 1 and he was expected to check out on June 22.

"He was seen for the last time after eating breakfast on Sunday morning. Since then, he never left his room."

Hotel staff began to feel concerned when as of Monday afternoon, O'Brien had not been seen leaving his room.

They phoned him several times but there was no answer. They later decided to check the room using a master key.

When the door was opened, a very bad odour emanated from inside the room. O'Brien was found lying face down on the bed. Hotel staffers decided to call a doctor from a nearby clinic to check whether or not he was still alive.

After examining his body, the doctor declared the Australian citizen had died.

"It is suspected he died more than 12 hours before he was found, " Ario said.

No sign of violence was found. "We suspect he died from illnesses. We found various medicine inside the room," Ario said. The Australian consulate has been contacted.