Body of New Zealand man found in Cambodia

Nicholas Hazlett
Nicholas Hazlett. Photo credit: Facebook/Nick Hazlett

A New Zealander has been found dead in a hotel room in Cambodia's capital city.

The body of Nicholas Hazlett, 46, was discovered at the Khavi Villa in Phnom Penh's CBD, according to Cambodian Police.

After a scene examination was carried out, the cause of his death was deemed to be a heart attack and his body was taken to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

His body was found along with his passport, identification cards, credit cards, his phone and cash. Local media reports showing his passport reveal he was born in Invercargill.

Hazlett was the founding partner of a recruitment company Symmetry Asia in Singapore where he had lived with his family since 2011.

According to his Facebook profile, Hazlett attended Macleans College in Auckland and is survived by his wife and one child.

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade saysit is providing assistance to the family.



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