Wed, 23 Feb 2000

American found dead in hotel room

JAKARTA (JP): The body of an American national was found in a room on the fourth floor of a three-star hotel in the Bidakara complex on Jl. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta, on Tuesday morning.

South Jakarta Police detectives identified the man as Minzer Jeffcoat, 62, originally from Alabama. He was working in Indonesia in the technical engineering division of PT Bukaka, an engineering and design company engaged in the production of infrastructure goods and services.

"The victim seemed to have been suffering from many problems, including asthma, problems with his urinary duct and heart trouble. We found several pill bottles in the hotel room," South Jakarta Police chief of detectives Maj. Rycko Amelza Daniel told reporters at the hotel.

The body was taken to the morgue at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital for a postmortem examination.

A security officer of the hotel, identified as Dwinanto Wibisono, called the police after the body was discovered at 9:30 a.m.

Minzer, whose passport number was 045633971, was pronounced dead by Murni Indra, a doctor at the hotel's clinic. (ylt)