Missing British man found in Vietnam mortuary

By Phan Anh   January 18, 2019 | 03:59 am PT
Missing British man found in Vietnam mortuary
A Brit man was found dead in Vietnam Thursday after having gone missing last week. Photo by Shutterstock/aradaphotography
A British man reported missing last week was found in a local mortuary in southern Vietnam, the Nottinghamshire Live reported Thursday.

Steve Bush, from Nottinghamshire County, England, was reported missing by his family after disappearing from a local hotel last Sunday.

He has lived in Vietnam for at least 10 years, reportedly residing in a hotel in the southern beach town of Vung Tau.

His sister, Amanda Bush, told BBC the family was alerted of the situation Sunday via social media by his girlfriend, who had not seen him for three days. The girlfriend was not identified.

He was last seen put into a taxi from his hotel Monday, Amanda told Nottinghamshire Live. On Tuesday, the hotel had called Steve’s girlfriend and said he owed six months’ rent, and that she needed to pick him up because he was sick and the hotel wasn’t prepared to pay hospital bills, she added.

The Englishman’s nephew, Freddie Booth, told BBC that the hotel said they had put Steve in a taxi to go to a local hospital since he was sick.

"Yet the taxi company do not acknowledge picking him up and the hospital says they have not treated an English person," Booth said.

A family friend in the area went to investigate and found Steve’s passport, phone and laptop still in his hotel room. Steve’s visa had also expired.

On Thursday, one of Steve’s friends was informed about a body in a local mortuary and had gone to identify it. It was Steve Bush’s body, his sister said.

Lincolnshire police said the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office was looking into the incident.

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