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Jakarta Post

Japanese man found dead in rented house

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar, Bali   /   Tue, May 1, 2018   /   05:48 pm
Japanese man found dead in rented house Under investigation: National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) personnel move the bodies of a Japanese married couple that was found dead at their house at Puri Gading residence complex in Jimbaran, Bali, on Sept. 4. (JP/Ni Komang Erviani)

A Japanese man has been found dead at his rented house in Ketewel village, Sukawati subdistrict, Gianyar regency, Bali. Tsuyoshi Maeyama, 50, was found lying on his bed on Tuesday morning. Police said there were no signs of foul play.

"We allege that the victim died from his illness. We talked to his wife in Japan on the phone, and she said the victim had been suffering from hypertension," said Sukawati Police chief Comr. Pande Sugiarta.

The police said the victim had been living with his wife at the house, but she was in Japan when the incident occurred. "He was [at the house alone]. We suspect he had died three days ago," Pande said. 

The victim was found after his housemaid, who does not live at the house, came to clean. When she arrived and called for Maeyama, there was no answer from inside the house.

The housemaid was suspicious that something was wrong because she smelled a foul odor. She then called a neighbor. They also were suspicious and called village officers, who then called the police. "When we checked the house, we found that the victim had died," he said.

"He was lying on the bed, in the bedroom,"  Pande said.  "We did not find any signs of violence. No damage. All valuable things like mobile phones, laptop and others were still [present] in the house."

In September last year, a married couple, also Japanese, was found dead in Jimbaran, Bali.  (ebf)