Port Elizabeth – A German businessman was found dead in a
Port Elizabeth hotel room, it was reported on Friday.
According to The Herald, the 25-year-old was found lying in
a pool of blood on Wednesday morning at the Garden Court Hotel. His throat had
Police at the scene said it seemed the man had slit his own
throat in the bedroom area and had tried to walk to the door near the bathroom
Captain Johan Rheeder said the man was last seen checking
into his room on Tuesday evening.
“He was dropped off by someone and went to his room
alone. The following morning a colleague called the hotel security to check on
his whereabouts after several attempts to get hold of him failed,” Rheeder
was quoted as saying.
The hotel managers used a master key to open the door which
had been double-latched from the inside.
Hotel records and CCTV footage show that no one entered or
left the room from Tuesday evening.
According to the Herald, the woman who dropped the man off
said he had not been himself.
Rheeder told the publication that should evidence arise
indicating foul play, the case would be changed from an inquest to murder.