Mystery as married couple are found dead on the floor of their Bali apartment as police find no signs of a struggle – and don’t rule out COVID-19
- The married couple were found dead on Wednesday night by apartment staff
- Workers grew concerned after they realised the pair hadn’t left their room all day
- Detectives found no evidence of violence and haven’t ruled out COVID-19
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The bodies of a married couple who were found dead on the floor of their holiday apartment in Bali may have had COVID-19.
The Ukrainian nationals were found dead on Wednesday night after apartment staff in Kedonganan, in the south of the Indonesian resort island, realised they hadn’t left their room all day.
They called in a locksmith to open the apartment door before making the grisly discovery.
The Ukrainian nationals were found dead on Wednesday night. Stock image of a crime scene in Indonesia
‘After they managed to open the room the two victims were lying on the floor and lifeless,’ town leader Kadek Laksana told Indonesian publication Detik.
Detectives found no evidence of violence and said COVID-19 hasn’t been ruled out.
The bodies were doused with disinfectant and removed according to virus protocols.
They were transported to Sanglah General Hospital.
Investigations to determine a cause of death are ongoing.
It comes a month after a male tourist was found dead on the side of the road in Denpasar, 12km north of where the Ukrainian couple were found, Coconuts reported.
Police initially thought the man died of alcohol poisoning, but it was later confirmed he had COVID-19.
Of the 9,771 confirmed cases in Indonesia, 215 were in Bali.
Four people on the resort island have died and 96 have recovered.