A 57-year-old man named Markus Sidaghati from Germany has been found lifeless in a villa on Jalan Villa Bottle Number 68 Belalang Village, Kediri Tabanan.
The Head of the Tabanan Public Relations Police Officer, Iptu I Nyoman Subagia confirmed that Markus was found dead in a place that he was staying on Tuesday evening (13/4). “We received a report regarding the incident from an Official of the village and the villa’s staff on Tuesday evening, so we immediately came to the location to begin our investigation.” Iptu Subagia said on Wednesday (14/4).
According to information from one of the staff of the villa named Putu Candra Andika Putra (25), Markus had been staying for three days in the villa prior to his death. The man who previously stayed in Lombok for quite a while also told Putu that he had some heart problems before he died. “Markus called Putu and asked him to come to his villa on Tuesday afternoon around 3:00pm, because he was at home that day as he was preparing to celebrate Galungan Celebration the next day. So Putu asked his friend, I Made Pandu Widnyana to look after him.” Iptu Subagia added.
Putu explained that Markus called him for help as he started feeling unwell with his heart condition. But unfortunately when Widnyana arrived at the villa, Markus had already lost consciousness, and he was announced dead at the scene. “According to information from witnesses and from previous medical tests, we suspected that his heart disease was the cause of death. The body has been sent to a hospital in Denpasar and we are waiting for his family to arrive.” Iptu Subagia concluded.