Was it murder? Police exhibit Australian man, 63, found exposed in a pool of blood during his Bali home suffered ‘defensive …

Mystery surrounds a genocide of an Australian male found passed in his rented home in Bali home.


Stephen James Richardson, 63, was found fibbing on a mattress during a residence in Sanur in a pool of blood with wounds to his right arm, right cheek, and front – suggesting he might have been attacked.

It has now been suggested a embankment to his home was close and sealed from a inside when his physique was found on Monday by crony Garry Croker.

His sad family believed he had died of a heart conflict - until military sent them gruesome crime theatre photographs (Stephen is striking with his partner Karen)

His sad family believed he had died of a heart conflict – until military sent them gruesome crime theatre photographs (Stephen is striking with his partner Karen)

Police outward a rented villa of Australian male Stephen Richardson in Bali on Tuesday 

Police outward a rented villa of Australian male Stephen Richardson in Bali on Tuesday 

In a striking picture sent to a family by military and granted to Daily Mail Australia, a dear father can be seen fibbing sheer exposed on a blood-soaked blue mattress.

When military arrived they pronounced a residence was sealed and there was damaged potion from a cupboard inside a villa.

Police were during a rented villa on Tuesday, scouring a theatre as they continued to examine a case.

They pronounced they have oral with 12 people about a matter and are available debate and autopsy reports.

‘(There is little) guess he was attacked since a victim’s effects are still there. There is an iPhone, Australian dollars and a watch,’ Denpasar District Police Chief Colonel Hadi Purnomo said.

Around 10 drink bottles have been found during a scene, while Mr Richardson appears to have suffered several wounds, including to a behind of a head.

‘It could be a plant was fighting back. Maybe during a crime scene, we will find a blood of a perpetrator,’ Col Purnomo added.

‘The blood on a porch is being checked to see either it’s a victim’s or if it is a perpetrator’s.’

He was found fibbing on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur with wounds to his arm, impertinence and forehead. Police trust a aroused onslaught occurred before his 'unnatural death'

He was found fibbing on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur with wounds to his arm, impertinence and forehead. Police trust a aroused onslaught occurred before his ‘unnatural death’

‘There are uncanny things (about a case). The categorical embankment was sealed from a outward while a garage doorway was sealed from a inside.’

Other equipment from a villa have been collected, including a bed sheet, potion and a kitchen blade – though military trust during this theatre that a blade might have zero to do with what happened.

Mr Richardson had final been seen by a crony celebration during a Sanur bar on Saturday night.

Police trust there is a probability he died due to being intoxicated, descending and injuring himself. 

South Denpasar military arch Wisnu Wardana told a Sydney Morning Herald that he did not trust a damaged window was an opening indicate for a intensity intruder. 

‘The theatre was total – no pointer of forced entrance has been found yet,’ Mr Wisnu said.

‘The embankment was locked, so was a doorway to a room where a physique was found.

‘We are still investigating. Because of a assumed genocide anything is probable during this point. We have a debate officers questioning a scene.’

Forensic contrast of a blood found within a skill is being undertaken, as is an autopsy. 

 This is a rented residence in Sanur, Bali, where Mr Richardson's bloodied physique was found

 This is a rented residence in Sanur, Bali, where Mr Richardson’s bloodied physique was found

Stephen’s ravaged son Ben Richardson, 29,  said he would not rest until his father’s torpedo was brought to justice. 

‘I will not stop until we know what unequivocally happened since it’s really transparent someone took him from us,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Monday night.

‘I am fuming, he didn’t even get to see us get married or have kids.’

Mr Richardson was in a defacto attribute with Karen East, who he was with for about 18 years, though lived alone a past month after she went to Darwin for work.

Denpasar military arch Hadi Purnomo pronounced it was being treated as a murder case, generally as a blade was found, though detectives were still questioning a scene.

However, he did not bonus a probability that Mr Richardson’s genocide was an accident.

‘The initial probability is that a immigrant died due to an attack as there are wounds on his body,’ he said.

‘The plant also had a robe of celebration alcohol… so there is a probability that a plant died due to be dipsomaniac and descending and attack glass.’  

His son Ben (pictured) has vowed not to rest until his dear dad's killers were found

His son Ben (pictured) has vowed not to rest until his dear dad’s killers were found

His physique was detected by crony Garry Croker on Monday about 4.20pm after he didn’t uncover adult to a marriage anniversary celebration and hadn’t answered his phone for days.

The disturbed partner borrowed a ladder from a house’s owners and jumped a blockade on Jalan Danau Poso, usually to be confronted with a horrific theatre by a window.

‘It (the door) was open for a cat and we seen him fibbing there. we jumped behind and got a owners to ring a police,’ he told News Corp.

‘On Sunday night there was a celebration for a marriage anniversary and he was invited and he never incited up. He hadn’t answered a phone for a integrate of days indeed and we got worried.’ 

Mr Croker gave military a matter while debate officers and sniffer dogs searched a residence and recovered his iPhone 5. His motorbike was also missing. 

Another declare claimed to see him on Saturday during a Stand Up Bar in Sanur and friends pronounced he hadn’t been around for coffee in several days.

Ben paid reverence to his father, who was nicknamed 'the ape', observant he was a good father to both him and his brother

Ben paid reverence to his father, who was nicknamed ‘the ape’, observant he was a good father to both him and his brother

Ben Richardson, who works on an oil supply like his father once did, pronounced a whole family was saddened and would be drifting to Bali as shortly as possible.

He removed a final time he saw his father was 6 weeks ago when a whole family visited his hermit Aaron, 31, in Sydney where he runs a holistic health centre.

They afterwards enjoyed a family highway outing to Wollongong to revisit Mr Richardson’s hermit Peter, a outing he and Ben spoke about in their final ever phone call a few weeks ago.

‘Everything was fine, he was being his normal self. Work was delayed for me though he told me to keep certain and all would be okay,’ Ben recalled.

‘One of my favourite things about father was when he’d give me a cuddle and tell me a fine when something bad happened or we harm myself or was upset.’

Ben paid reverence to his father, who was nicknamed ‘the ape’, observant he was a good father to both him and his brother.

‘He was a good guy, really clever disposed though had a lot of time for his friends and a Bali people and their beliefs,’ he said. 

‘He desired Sanur and vital over there (and he) always attempted to assistance where he could.

‘I desired my father so much. we feel really dull inside.’

Ben pronounced his father lived in Bali on and off for a past 10 years after he late following a bad tumble during work, and couldn’t consider of because anyone would wish to harm him.

‘From what I’ve seen and heard, each time I’ve come there, they desired him,’ he said.

Mr Richardson’s family expelled a matter by a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on Tuesday observant that until a Indonesian Police have resolved their investigation, they did not wish to comment.

‘We are severely saddened by this eventuality and ask a media to greatfully honour a remoteness and concede us to suffer in private.’

DFAT is providing a family with consular assistance.

Ben removed a final time he saw his father was 6 weeks ago when a whole family visited his hermit Aaron (pictured), 31, in Sydney where he runs a holistic health centre

Ben removed a final time he saw his father was 6 weeks ago when a whole family visited his hermit Aaron (pictured), 31, in Sydney where he runs a holistic health centre

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