WORKERS at a leading Bulawayo hotel were last Thursday left shellshocked after a corpse of a 66-year-old Australian tourist was found in a room.
Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the death of John Rodney Deyer.
He said police did not suspect any foul play as a post mortem had revealed that he died of natural causes.
“I can confirm that the police received a report of a 66-year-old foreign man who was found dead at his hotel room and the post mortem suggested that he died due to natural causes and there is no foul play in his death,” Nyathi said.
A source at the hotel said a lot of tablets were found in the hotel room leading to some speculation that he could have committed suicide.
However, the post mortem according to the police has discounted suicide.
“The staff and the management were really shocked about the incident,” a hotel employee said.
“We believe that the man committed suicide through an overdose of tablets because there were lot of drugs in his room.”
Detectives from Bulawayo Central Police Station removed Deyer’s body from the hotel room.