Body of american tourist transferred to mulago for postmortem
By Denis Otim
The body of the American tourist who was found dead at Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park has been transferred to Mulago hospital for Postmortem.
Montie Guy Watson, 61, who was a resident of Texas, USA, was found dead at the lodge in Got Apwoyo Sub-county, in Nwoya district on Saturday morning.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Jimmy Patrick Okema, told the Northern Era in an interview that the body of the deceased was transferred on Sunday morning to Mulago Hospital morgue for proper medical examination.
Montie’s body had earlier been at fourth Infantry Division Hospital morgue in Gulu Municipality, but Okema said police was prompted to transfer the body to Kampala because; “A proper medical investigation needed to be conducted, as there is still scanty information on what could have caused his death.”
A senior police officer in Nwoya district who preferred anonymity since he is not authorized to speak to the press, told our reporter that blood stains were found in the bathroom where the deceased had booked accommodation.
According to initial reports, the deceased booked the hotel along four other colleagues on February 13, and had interest in hunting.
One of the tourists is said to have requested the hotel management to break into Watson’s room, when he failed to respond to calls for breakfast on Saturday morning.
Watson is the third foreigner to have been found dead in a hotel in Uganda this month.
On February 5th and 6th, two Europeans were found dead in Pearl of Africa and Sheraton Hotels respectively.
Police identified the dead European in Pearl of Africa Hotel as 42- year-old Tersvouri Toomajuha Petteri, a Finish national, while the one at Sheraton hotel was a 41- year- old Alex Sebastian, a Swedish national.