Japanese found dead in Malate hotel

Posted at 05/28/2012 2:20 PM | Updated as of 05/29/2012 7:23 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A Japanese national was found dead inside a hotel in Malate, Manila on Sunday night.

Masaki Kobayashi, 46, was found lying on his bed inside Room 1438 of the Riviera Mansion Hotel, located along A. Mabini Street.

Police said they found blood on Kobayashi’s nose and mouth. No external injury was found in any part of his body.

Kobayashi checked in at the hotel on May 20.

His wife from Japan asked the hotel administration to check on him after the latter was not answering her calls anymore.

The cause of Kobayashi’s death has yet to be determined through an autopsy. – report from Zandro Ochona, dzMM