A British woman who was found dead on the Indonesian island of Bali may have been murdered, according to reports.
The victim has been named locally as Anne-Marie Drozdz, who was believed to be in her forties.
Her body was found on Thursday afternoon inside a villa in the town ofUbud, a popular tourist destination.
Reports said she had been renting the property since May 17.
Indonesian police suspect the woman may have been murdered, according to news reports.
A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office would not confirm this, but said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Bali and are providing consularassistance to the family.”
The Jakarta Post said the body was taken to Sanglah Central Hospital, 14 miles away in the island’s capital Denpasar, where an external examination found she had been dead for several hours by the time her body was discovered.
A police spokesman told the AFP news agency there were signs the rented villa had been broken into.
He said: “The door was damaged and there were dried up pools of blood on the floor.
“She was found by the owner of the villa lying dead on the floor with a black cloth over her face.”
The head of forensics at Sanglah Central Hospital, Ida Bagus Putu Alitin,told AFP that the body showed bruises on the neck and around the mouth.
“But we will wait until permission from her family and police to carry out an autopsy,” he said.
25 May 2014 | 3:32 am – Source: orange.co.uk