Shock autopsy result on young Aussie found dead on the floor of her Bali hotel leaves her devastated family reeling – as mystery surrounds what REALLY happened to the student
- Niamh Finneran Loader found dead on Dec 2
- She’d flown to Bali on Nov 26 for dental work
- Autopsy has proved inconclusive
Niamh Finneran Loader, 25, had flown to the tourist hot spot on November 26, but was found dead inside the bathroom of the Kuta-Bali Famous Hotel on December 2
The heartbroken family of an Australian university student who mysteriously died in Bali are no closer to knowing what happened to her after an autopsy failed to reveal a cause of death.
Niamh Finneran Loader, 25, flew to the tourist hotspot on November 26 for a holiday and some simple dental work but was found dead inside the bathroom of the Kuta-Bali Famous Hotel on December 2.
Her sudden death following the minor dental procedure has left her devastated family and authorities baffled.
An autopsy was carried out at Bali’s Sanglah Hospital earlier this week but Denpasar Police chief Bambang Yugo Pamungkas said it was inconclusive.
‘We have received the autopsy report and interviewed the forensic doctor last week,’ he said on Monday.
‘But he was unable to determine the cause of death based on the toxicology and pathology test results.’
Ms Loader’s body was found at the Kuta-Bali Famous Hotel on December 2
Kuta Police Chief Yogie Pramagita said earlier his officers had inspected the room where Ms Loader had been staying and questioned at least seven people including hotel staff, the dentist and a tattoo artist.
Engineers found her lifeless body when they entered her room to fix the air-conditioning.
Her father Malcolm Loader earlier told the West Australian his daughter was ‘very happy’ with the results of the ‘minor’ dental procedure she received.
‘The police are currently investigating… we have no idea (of what caused her death) at this stage,’ Mr Loader said.
Ms Loader was studying a masters degree in international relations and national security at the University of Western Australia
Police are meeting to determine the next step in investigating the cause of Ms Loader’s death.
Ms Loader was studying a masters degree in international relations and national security at the University of Western Australia.
She recently penned an insightful opinion piece in The Spectator calling for the Australian government to ban facial recognition technology used in apps like TikTok.
Ms Loader was due to travel to the United States in February after the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation awarded her with an internship.
‘We are shocked and saddened to hear of her passing,’ a spokesman for the Foundation said. ‘She was a very bright student.’
Ms Loader has been described as an ‘intelligent and dedicated’ student who immigrated to Perth from Ireland when she was a little girl.
TIMELINE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO NIAMH LOADER’S BODY
December 2: Niamh Loader, 25, is believed to have been found dead on this date at the Kuta-Bali Famous Hotel
December 3: Relative shares a heartbreaking tribute to Ms Loader on Facebook
December 7: Police finally bring Ms Loader’s body to hospital and forensics experts begin a preliminary investigation
December 13: Forensics doctors begin an autopsy; news emerges of Ms Loader’s death in Bali