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American found dead in Makati hotel room

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The top official of a company which supplies industrial products to Southeast Asia was found dead in his hotel room in Makati City Monday morning.

The police identified the victim as William Stuart McArthur,  61, the American chief executive officer of Zi-TechAsia which has offices in Manila, Indonesia and Thailand.

City police chief Senior Supt. Manuel Lukban said McArthur was found lying on the bathroom floor of his room at a hotel on Ayala Avenue at 9 a.m.

This was after his colleague told the hotel management that the victim failed to show up for a breakfast meeting.

“We are investigating the incident. But we are suspecting he died of natural causes,” Lukban said, adding an autopsy would be conducted to determine what caused McArthur’s death.

He added that the American’s body bore no external injuries and there were no signs of a struggle inside his room. There were, however, medicines for heart disease.

The businessman who was based in Indonesia had just arrived in Manila on Sunday to attend business functions. Case investigator SPO1 Alfred Reyes said the Makati police met with US Embassy officials to turn over the victim’s valuables.


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  • Noel

    It could be he just had a good time with a woman inside his room. His heart just could not take it.

    • WAJ

      Speculate is none sense. Whatever you may think, just leave it to the authority. The cause will come out and if it happens the way of your speculation and you may shout it out “Sabi ko nga ba”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923389289 David Bobir

      from now on when I hear about filipino dying I will encourage everyone in my country to laugh…

      • Crazy_horse101010

        they love to attack americans but when someone in america makes a joke about them . its headline news .and they want to kill or beat up on the person who said the joke. pitiful so much racism here

      • foreignerph

        Don’t be too harsh. I’ve got to know some very clever and rational Filipinos, even in the PH ;-)

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i agree im baiting the idiot above because he loves following me around and i knew he would show up sooner or later and i wanted to see if he had anything new but same old thing i have good friends who love to laugh at his ravings. i hurt his feelings and he wont let go. peace foreigner take care

      • giltor

        hey horsey patootie

        You claimed those ‘friends’ were your housemates which you claimed to be your imaginary wife’s kinfolk that laughed at my supposed ‘ravings(?) now which is which!

        How crafty and disingenous of you to bait my poor self into your imaginary trap. Yeah ….. Right!!!

        You once said something about sticks and stones will not hurt …..
        but words dig deep to hurt the feelings ….. oh yeah… may be for YOU.

        And ……

        THAT YOU’RE IMPERSONATING AN AMERICAN STILL STANDS!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        pitiful

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        No self-pity allowed here.

        You’ve shown great disrespect to this thread by your

        “giggle giggle giggle”

        I didn’t know that you used to be a FLUFFER too in Hollyweird!

        As usual, the REQUIRED CAVEAT:

        If there’s something here beyond your reading comprehension, let one of your imaginary ‘friends’ read this for you.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923389289 David Bobir

        yeh…but that’s a very small minority

      • giltor

        Hey horsey patootie

        You american impostor, if you are what you claimed to be: why stay here!

        Nobody holding a gun to your miserable head for you to suffer your imaginary aggravation.

        If you can’t stand the heat . . . S C A T . . . nobody will miss you.

        My suspicion is that you are a SELF-HATING LOCAL wanting attention crying like a baby.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        cry me a river cry me a river cry me a river over you your so boring. we already proved you wrong and as a sore loser you are still crying . im tired of playing trivia with you becaues when you lose you go into hysterics. you dont know me you dont name so what you say is worthless so go play yourself junior because im done with you goodbye

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        What did I lose – prove and citings PRETTY PLEASE!

        The last score card proved otherwise, with half my brain tied behind my back.

        The fact is you’re practically illiterate in english. You couldn’t even make a simple sentence in english.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        dream on in your world no one gives a rats azz as what you say everyone is still laughing at you keep it up love it you just jealous because you spent hours on google and never could prove me wrong but keep it up will be waiting for your next intelligent remarks love you giggle giggle giggle

      • Crazy_horse101010

        ps can i see the score card and who is keeping score for us not you surely boring haw haw haw

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        NO!

        you didn’t say PRETTY PLEASE.

        HUH – YOU’RE STARTING TO SEND MESSAGE TO YOURSELF…..

        THAT’S A BAD AND DANGEROUS SIGN!

        PEOPLE AND STRAY ANIMALS SHOULD STAY AND KEEP DISTANCE FROM YOU.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        this forum has nothing to do with your obsession towards me and i feel like ive shown disrespect towards the dead so im not going to play any games with you here. so have fun talking to yourself.

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        You’ve shown disrespects so many times to a LIVING group of people calling them pejorative names and I’m calling you on it.

        So if you DON’T LIKE IT HERE and you are what you claimed to be (UGLY AMERICAN) you better – pack your bags and S C R A M!

        IF you DO NOT UNDERSTAND anything whatever in this message let your IMAGINARY ‘friends’ read this for YOU.

        CAPISCE?

      • giltor

        horsey patootie

        NO LOVE REPROCITY AT THIS END – YOU PERVERT!

        WHAT’S THIS GOOGLE THING YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT!

        STAY AWAY FROM GOOGLE AT YOUR IMAGINARY FISHING VILLAGE’S INTERNET CAFE – IT WILL DEPLETE YOUR IMAGINARY PENSION CHECKS PRETTY QUICKLY….

        PRETTY SOON YOU’RE OUT OF MOOLA FOR THE TUBA AND SAN MIGS! WHICH CURE YOUR IMAGINARY AGGRAVATIONS!

    • $44843778

      Noel, were did you learn to comment like this? Shame on you!

    • wgd82

      There’s a kid on the house… kid with no manner at all…

    • WeAry_Bat

      The scene and estimated time of incident matches the cases of heart failure during the morning hours, the dreaded time upon waking up when the heart feels the start of physical demands. Furthermore, the person came just came in the other day on a jet flight.

      Hotels should be on the lookout for age and time of arrival in order to monitor and possibly save guests on mornings.

  • mangtom

    Let the Golden Rule apply in this case. Respect to the deceased and his family should be observed. That is the right thing to do, IMHO. I forgive Noel for his unkind comment.

  • $23257130

    ang tao namamatay talaga noh. una unahan lang yan. cccccchhheeeeee

  • fache

    Let us practice sensitiveness on this matter and not too much “comedic” comments. This could have been your father, uncle, grandfather, and to read such an stupid ignorance behavior directed to the decease is ignorance at best.

    • Guest

      quick, lets put a blame on malaysia super police squad… then the USA may revenge on Sabah… ha ha ha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    wala na kinatatakutan sa pilipinas baby kasi ang criminal sa atin sa malaysia yan bitay ang gumawa ng crimen na yan



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