COLOMBO, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan police have launched a probe into the death of a U.S. Air Force pilot whose body was discovered from a hotel room in the capital Colombo last week, an official said.
Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunesekare told Xinhua that the victim's body was discovered on Thursday night from a room of a five star hotel where he had checked in a day earlier.
Police officers conducting the investigations revealed that hotel employees contacted the police after they grew suspicious as several calls to the victim's room remain unanswered.
The victim had on Wednesday checked into the hotel after bringing a group of American tourists to the island country, a local media report said.
"We are conducting further investigations into his death. Right now the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) is conducting a post mortem and once this is completed we will have more details," ASP Gunesekare said.