Two men staying in hotels found dead

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 March, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 March, 2010, 12:00am

A New Zealand man has died after being found unconscious in a luxury Central hotel room.

The man, whom police identified only as David, 37, was found in the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Connaught Road Central at 3.50pm yesterday.

He was taken to Queen Mary Hospital where he was declared dead at 4.25pm.

Police officers found no signs of ransacking or foul play at the scene and the man had not sustained any wounds.

An officer said the dead man had been in the city on business for about a week.

Colleagues had last seen him alive yesterday morning, police said, but had found him unconscious in bed when they visited in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, police are investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of a Colombian whose naked body was found in his hotel room in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday.

The man, 56, whom police named only as Carlos, was found by a hotel employee lying unconscious on the floor of his room in the Kimberley Hotel on Kimberley Road at about 10am. He was declared dead by paramedics at the scene. He checked into the hotel on Monday.

A police officer said no apparent wounds were found on the body and no sign of fighting or struggle ing was detected in his room. The officer said an autopsy would be carried out today.



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