American man found dead in hotel room

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama) – A 67-year-old American man was found dead in his hotel room in Jalan Penang yesterday, said North-East District Police Chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang.

He said that James Edward Mahoney was found unconscious on his bed by a housekeeping staff at about 11am.

“According to the hotel, the victim checked in yesterday. The employee who found the body and informed the hotel management, who then called the emergency hotline.

“The paramedics arrived and confirmed the man was dead. A packet containing medicine, believed to be the victim’s, was found in the room,” he said.

He said preliminary investigations ruled out foul play.